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National Novel Writing Month
"It’s not always about writing more words or drinking more coffee. Sometimes getting to the end of a novel simply takes remembering that the world is more complicated than we know, and then sticking some of those complications into the story." Applies to lots of things.
writing  tips  complexity 
april 2013 by infovore
The Most Boring Game of the Year | Edge Online
"The walkthrough posted by Lee Beng Hai belongs in a “best games writing” list somewhere, not so much for the prose, but for the depth of his coverage and the gratitude I feel for it, like he’s the first guy in my tribe to wander into the jungle and come back with all his limbs." Chris Dahlen on why nobody's writing about Demon's Souls, but everybody's playing it. (Also: "It’s not “flow”, because flow implies progress; it’s more like tantric sex with a slide rule" is a brilliant analogy).
chrisdahlen  games  complexity  demonssouls  engrossment 
november 2009 by infovore
A New Theory of Awesomeness and Miracles, by James Bridle
"Being NOTES and SLIDES on a talk given at PLAYFUL 09, concerning CHARLES BABBAGE, HEATH ROBINSON, MENACE and MAGE" Awesome; shame I couldn't be there. I wondered where that link about Michie had come from a few weeks ago...
machinelearning  complexity  games  jamesbridle  literature  mathematics  donaldmichie  menace 
november 2009 by infovore

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