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Dialogue Demo


The demo version of Dialogue: A Writer’s Story is up on [Edit – the demo of Dialogue is no longer available, now that the game has released here]. If you enjoy stories, narrative games, voice acting or just everyday conversations, give it a try. If you’re still on the fence, here’s a description of the game:

In Dialogue, you play as Lucille, a writer in her mid-twenties, as she carries out conversations with her friends, family and neighbours while writing her second novel.

During the game, you’ll have many opportunities to steer the conversation one way or another, but it still follows Lucille’s story. You can experience and explore that story differently, but Lucille is still her own character, and the story cannot be largely derailed.

If you’re already familiar with story-based games, you can think of Dialogue as a cross between a visual novel and a text-based game, but that’s only scratching the surface. The game is fully voice-acted, with art inspired by European cartoons and mechanisms of interaction that unfold as the game progresses.

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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in News, Video Games


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Final Fantasy Haiku Contest

For its Hallowe’en event, Final Fantasy 14 held a haiku contest. I hadn’t written a haiku before, so I decided to try my hand at it (I imagine most people hadn’t, so it was a good chance). Here’s the entry:

Ghosts patrol the town
Sad smiling lit pumpkins stare
While I bake bread, still

(For non-FF14 players, I spend a lot of my time cooking, and ignored the seasonal festivities). And hey, apparently I was one of the (many) winners.

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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in News


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National Novel Writing Month


I mentioned a few months back that I was working on a fantasy novel/la, which would be my next independent project. After debating whether I would have the time or not, I decided to take the plunge and sign up to write 50K words of it in a month, over at the National Novel Writing Month website. If there are any other writers out there taking part, I’d love to share the experience! My username is Flom, so feel free to add me and we can strive for the 50K together.

While I’m usually not entirely comfortable publishing things if I haven’t reread them at least twenty times, the ‘just do it’ mentality I’ve been trying to get into means I might post some excerpts, which large signs saying ‘Warning! First Draft!’

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Posted by on November 4, 2013 in News


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Summer Updates

I don’t usually do updates (maybe I believe too much in death of the author?), but I had a few things I wanted to point out.

I’ve been a bit busy the past few weeks, and will be the next few. One of the things keeping me busy was a creative writing short course (only twice a week for five weeks, so more of an introduction than anything else), and I’ll post a couple of the not-so-terrible stories that came from that class soon. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to keep up with writing otherwise, but I’ll do what I can. I miss the Tuesday Challenges already.

It has been brought to my attention that a lot of my writing is post-modern, a way in which I didn’t classify my writing before, but makes a lot of sense. That will be a better way of explaining my work than ‘Well, there’s this guy/girl who is a bit weird, and has a funny outlook on life, and this is the plot but it’s much more about the characters and their interactions’.

Thanks for those of you coming back, I’ll keep up the writing and hope you enjoy it!

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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in News


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Denying Fantasy


Entry 1 – August 28th

Hello again. Yes, I’m back after ten years of silence. Hopefully my new entries will be a lot more sensible than the last ones (‘No one understands me’, ‘What am I doing with my life’, et cetera), now that I’m past those teenage years of angst. In fact, I should probably tell you why I’m writing again. No, it’s not just because I found this journal laying around and thought it was too much of a coincidence.

There’s only so many times I’m happy to wake up after two to four hours of being chased, shot and/or murdered in different ways. It’s not just disrupting my morning; it puts me in a bad mood all day. I’m hoping that writing things down will help me get them off my chest, so I stop having that dreadful look in the morning. I would say I want to figure out what’s causing the nightmares, but since they’re daily occurrences, it would have to be something pretty dramatic, and I don’t want to quit my job or leave town. At least not yet. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Short Stories


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