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So you wanna make a game?

I just wrote this article for Games for Educators, all about how to bring your own game to market. It’s not exhaustive, but hopefully it will help you decide the direction that’s right for you!

The importance of artwork

When I created Ice Lake, my vision was to give it a great old-timey feel. I talked with Billy Matter about it, and he came up with (what I thought) was pretty much a perfect cover. So what did retailers say? Great game, but on the shelf, the box looks like it’s a game that’s […]

Missing Facebook’s Share Button?

Sometimes, Facebook’s Like button isn’t what you need. Here’s an option that lets the user post directly to their Facebook wall. It’s kind of like the old Facebook Share button, but better.

The 30 Second Pitch

Whether you’re pitching a novel, a picture book, or a magazine article, it’s absolutely vital to have a 30 second pitch figured out so well that you can give it in your sleep. When I say “figured out,” I don’t mean memorized. No one wants to hear someone recite their pitch, even if it is only […]

Reader Momentum

Have you ever thought about the momentum that builds up in a reader’s mind as they read? I did recently, and it opened up a new way of looking at sentences and paragraphs.