Author Archives: Erin McDowell

How Do Fans Affect The Writing of Games’ Rulebooks?

As a recent convert to the almost-religion of tabletop gaming, I have been watching the recent development of the metagame (a term coined by the community to represent the community’s own dialogue regarding the rules and how the game company … Continue reading

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Webcomics As Self-Publishing

Back in high school, I discovered the internet, and shortly thereafter I discovered my first webcomic: Ctrl+Alt+Del by Tim Buckley. Having grown up in the middle of the woods, in a town with no comic shop, no game store, and … Continue reading

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Tell Your Kids They Suck At Writing (So They Can Get Better)

When I was in high school, writers seemed like the new rock stars, the new superheroes; I wanted to be one, and so did all of my friends. We all thought that our stories would make it big and we’d … Continue reading

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An Interview With Molly Best Tinsley

Molly Best Tinsley is professor emerita at the United States Naval Academy, an award-winning writer, and the co-founder of FUZE Publishing. Her writing has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Book Awards, the Pushcart Prize, … Continue reading

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People are Mostly (Not) Dicks

More and more I am seeing the traditional distribution line being broken, in larger and larger degrees of success. The internet has provided a direct line from artist/developer/manufacturer to consumer, and more and more people are learning that they can … Continue reading

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eReaders Raising Expectations, or Creating Cynics?

I’m working as an intern this term for a local publishing company, and part of my responsibilities for the company involve reading some of their works and reviewing them on Amazon as a way to increase public awareness of the … Continue reading

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