is next week, and I’d like to share some tips from all y’all #DnD/#DMsGuild designer friends! What are your tips for writing CONCISELY? Trust your DM. Explain the major points of an encounter, put in a nifty bit or two, tell the DM how likely outcomes flow with the story, and then let them fill in the rest.
— Greg Marks 🐈 🔜 #DnDLive2019 (@Skerrit7h3green) May 5, 2019
Study marketing copywriting. It’s all about getting a lot of information into as few words as possible.
— James Introcaso (@JamesIntrocaso) May 6, 2019
Use the simplest verb tense possible while still making sense. Cut unnecessary adverbs. You are writing a technical document, not a story. Edit early and often.
— Shawn Merwin 🔜 #dndlive2019 (@shawnmerwin) May 5, 2019
I cannot stress enough what Shawn said, after 15 years of editing D&D adventures: you are NOT writing a story. You are only providing a toolkit for the DM and players to create a shared narrative. That informs how you write, but it might not be specific to a concise presentation.
— Chris Tulach 🏳️🌈 (@christulach) May 6, 2019