New Podcast – My World Cup Saturday: 4 Inspirational Games, 3 Stunning Wins, 2 Shocking Missed Penalty Kicks, and 1 Unexpected Draw all rolled into 10 Hours of Soccer Glory

Summary World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California.

Do you know how Black Lightning’s Spectrum of Black Characters Supports Diversity? Debunking Character Myths with Colorism Healing

By Seth Singleton Our conversation on the topics raised by the "Debunking Myths around Black Representation" steps away from the world of gaming and into a discussion with Colorism Healing founder Sarah Webb. Click to listen: https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/embed/episodes/Do-you-know-how-Black-Lightnings-Spectrum-of-Black-Characters-Supports-Diversity--Debunking-Character-Myths-with-Colorism-Healing-e1com6 Sarah offers a perspective gained from her own writing, submissions to her annual writing contest, and daily writing … Continue reading Do you know how Black Lightning’s Spectrum of Black Characters Supports Diversity? Debunking Character Myths with Colorism Healing

Echoes from the “Debunking Myths around Black Representation in Gaming” panel at GDC – A Conversation with Planet Rise writer Fen Smith

Why are there so few diverse characters in gaming and other media? How importing bias can directly impact hardware.  Should the decision to have three lead black characters in a game be an issue? What it's like working on a game with a black main character.

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Your Sneak Peek into Writing a Video Game: This is the best advice when you find yourself in the middle of a gaming love story

By Seth Singleton We are in the middle of a love story. I will explain who we are, once the where and why have been addressed. What do you do when you find yourself in the middle of a love story? Get out a pen and start writing. An argument can be made that all … Continue reading Your Sneak Peek into Writing a Video Game: This is the best advice when you find yourself in the middle of a gaming love story

Do Superheroes Ever Have This Problem? Finding Your Character’s Motivation

By Seth Singleton Getting up in the morning is hard enough without trying to save the world. Getting up just to save the world does not sound like a good enough reason. What reasons do your characters have for getting up?  Why do most of us get up? Turns out, it depends on who you are and what matters to you. Usually, it is for an obligation like work or family. Like any responsibility, it can be hard to find the inspiration to get started. What is Motivation?

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Facing a Hard Decision? This is Your Moment to be a Hero

Are heroes chosen? Or, do the choices made by ordinary people define a hero?

There is a recurring argument in storytelling.

One side claims that something or someone decides who becomes a hero.

The other side claims that a hero is an ordinary person who takes action, and chooses to be heroic.

Two writers are using a comic book character, and his universe, to further the argument that heroes are not chosen.