Smoke and Mirrors, part 2 or ‘Unfortunate Lay’

Spoilers for Hollow Knight (computer game). Clarity in writing flows from choosing the correct word. To paraphrase both Antoine de Saint-Expuréy and Josef Pieper, you will know that you have the correct word when no other word fits its place better. Nothing says, 'I promise this won't be pretentious' like casually dropping Antoine de Saint-Expuréy…

What’s all this, then?

Welcome to the blog! Here, I hope to share what I have learned from nearly three decades of reading, listening to, and telling stories, as they appear in books, television, films, plays, computer games, and pen-and-paper RPGs, so that budding GMs and writers can learn from mistakes (mostly my mistakes) without needing to make them…