Hi there Todd,
My name is Duran and I have been thinking about writing my own book, but after the third to fourth chapter I got a major writer’s block and now I have no idea what to write. The book is based off a game I am also making. They are both called Metaverse Legacies.
I was wondering if I could send you my beginning and you could finish it, or give me some Ideas. How does that sound? If not, I understand. I live in Texas, am 17, short, and I am a Senior. By the way, How is Anne? I would sure like to hear from both of you. Thank you.
No one can write your book or make your game better than you. If you’re getting a writer’s block, there’s probably a reason. Give yourself a rest. If that doesn’t work, check your outline, look at your characters, check your protagonist. Also, joining a writer’s group has proven helpful to many people.
Remember that a game and a book are fundamentally different things — it’s unlikely that a good game concept will make a good book and vice versa.
You might also try writing short stories. They tend to make it easier to concentrate on the nuts and bolts of writing, even though they involve a lot of the same world-building. You might consider asking yourself if your game-world offers itself to different types of stories. Could you write a version of “Romeo & Juliet” in that universe? The basic plot is pretty easy but the permutations can make that story new again (just as “Ten Things I hate about You” is a rehash of “The Taming of the Shrew”).
Mum’s doing well, thanks!