Making a Game to Get Read

Making a Game to Get Read

I think a lot of people might wonder why I want to learn to program.  It seems like a big jump from working at being an author to working at learning to code, but I don’t think they are as far apart as people think.  Learning to program is also something that is not far removed from things I have been doing for years, from things I have been interested in since I was a kid.

I’ve been building and maintaining websites since I was a teenager, doing some basic HTML here and there, CMS systems like WordPress helped remove me from the ‘code’ side of things but there is still some work to do in that space when you own a website (or two or three).  I was just doing copy paste code though, I want to actually learn how to do these things on my own. Continue reading →

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Hiatus

Hiatus

For anyone that follows me here, or on twitter or even on my facebook page you’ll notice I’ve been on a bit of a break.  A break from posting, a break from tweeting, instagramming, all the other social ‘ing’s’.  I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus.  For a few reasons, some to do with ‘real life’ and some to do with a touch of burnout.  It just feels like there are not enough hours in the day anymore and I don’t know where they all go, so I needed to let some stuff slide. Continue reading →

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Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

Inspiration is a wonderful thing, when paired with determination, hard work, knowledge and passion it can lead it amazing results.  It can lead to the creation of amazing art and amazing products.  If you’ve been reading the past few posts I’ve written you’ll know that right now I’m working at teaching myself programming.

I’m doing this partly because there is a videogame I want to make, it’s going to be primarily story driven and will be a fusion of gaming and a ‘choose your own adventure’ novel.  I want to experiment with a new medium. Continue reading →

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Need More Time

Need More Time





I guess this is part update, part rant, but I’m stuck in a place where I feel I never have enough time.  I know it’s because I am trying to do too much and that I really should cut something, but I can’t think of anything I want to cut out of my life right now, I can only think of things I want to keep adding (or adding back in).  So I really just need more time. Continue reading →

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Some Things they don’t tell you about being an Indie Author

Some Things they don’t tell you about being an Indie Author




I wish I could say that I thought long and hard before deciding to become an indie author but then I’d be lying.  I really did it as I do a lot of things in my life, on a whim.  I had a book, I had it edited and I really didn’t feel like spending a year shopping it around to publishers facing rejection after rejection.  So I paid for a cover, did some formatting and one last edit and then hit upload.  I don’t regret it, but here are some things I wish I had known before heading down this path. Continue reading →

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