When I first started to write seriously, I didn’t think that I’d ever write professionally. I didn’t know how a writer came up with ideas for short stories, novels, or screenplays. Or magazine articles. I can put the ideas together, but I can’t come up with enough ideas to sustain a long writing career.
That, I think, is the mark of the amateur. The beginning writer is daunted by the task of coming up with ideas. Won’t you eventually say everything that you need to say?
Probably not. I have 17 unfinished articles on my fast food blog, 16 on my apologetics blog, 8 right here, and 18 sitting on Google Drive unsure if I’ll try to sell them, blog them, or use them as guest posts for the Christian Apologetics Alliance blog. And that’s just nonfiction — that doesn’t include the novels, short stories, screenplays, or graphic novels I’d like to write.
So it’s safe to say I’ve conquered the problem of coming up with ideas.
The problem now is how to complete the conceived projects.
Three stories would make excellent role-playing campaigns, I think. I don’t think I’ll be able to actually run them as RPGs, though. So maybe I’ll turn them into novels. Continue reading “Role-Playing Campaigns I’d Like to Run”