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E.M.A. Timar
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1809, 2017

Author Toolbox: Character Creation- Building from Clichés

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , |19 Comments

Over years of playing role-playing games, I have interacted with a gamut of players and their characters. It let me see vastly different personalities acted out and character backgrounds I would have never conceived on [...]

1408, 2017

Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Not Breaking Because You Need a Break

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , |16 Comments

Due to personal stresses, it has been difficult to find the time, the enthusiasm, or the energy to write the past couple months. Part of me dreads putting this post up, but struggling is [...]

1906, 2017

Author Toolbox: Character Creation- Beginning with Personality

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

In tournament role-playing games, the vast majority of my experiences were playing with strangers. However, I loved the opportunity to play with friends or family. Collaboratively creating characters with intertwined stories is one of [...]

1505, 2017

Author Toolbox: Character Creation- Starting from Backstory

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , |38 Comments

My experience with developing rich, complex backgrounds is due in large part to my brother’s influence. Frank always insisted on developing how your character got to the start of the game. Why are they [...]

1704, 2017

Author Toolbox: Character Creation- From RPGs to Writing

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , |30 Comments

Unlike many writers, I was not a natural reader. Honestly, I only read for school assignments. Perhaps, it was jealousy over the thrall books seemed to have over my brothers, whose attention was supposed [...]