Setting The Stage — Writer Emergency Fate

Beginning at the start–a good place to be, no?

In my last post, I’ve decided to give FATE Core and Fate Accelerated a try to build a completely new and unique narrative.

And to do that, I’ll follow the instructions of just how to set this up as they are presented in the FATE Core book. But not only that: Thanks to the invention of the internet, you can actually read along with everything I’m going to do today and in later posts. Every headline for every step will be a link to a specific page found here:, which will allow you to read exactly what I’m seeing as I prepare my new story.



So. Let’s start.Read More »

Writer Emergency . . . Fate? — Thoughts On A New Semi-Random Narrative

Recently, I finished the drafting of a narrative (Honeymoon), which was crafted with random elements–such as the Writer Emergency Pack and the GM-less RPG Fiasco. Over 12 weeks, the story came together one scene at the time. It was designed to be an exercise in writing, and I can honestly say that I learned a great deal about my own writing process during those 12 weeks.

In the meantime, I want to move on with a similar project. Mostly because I enjoyed the first one so much, but also to simply keep myself writing and learning to get better at both the craft and the art of creating a narrative.

My first thought was to just use Fiasco again to setup the story, though I’d change how I progress going forward (veering off far from the original structure Fiasco offers). And as it stands right now, I might just end up doing that.

But before I settle on that, I want to explore a different approach for creating narratives:Read More »