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A Style Guide with Style

Writing With Style: An Editor’s Advice for RPG Writers presents 45 pages of concise tips on simple ways to make your roleplaying game writing cleaner and clearer. This guide doesn’t show you how to structure adventures, build stat blocks, or create worlds. Instead, Ray Vallese looks at some of the most common and easily fixable grammar and style issues he’s encountered in over twenty years of editing RPGs.

Rookie freelancers, industry veterans, and self-publishers alike can benefit from this (mostly) jargon-free guide, which addresses such topics as:

• Recasting passive voice into active voice (and when you might not want to)

• Dangling participles and other misplaced modifiers

• Gender-specific and gender-neutral language

• Commonly confused words, empty words, and clichés to avoid

• Choice and possibility in player character actions

• Final things to check before submitting your manuscript

Tighten and polish your text with these quick and easy tips!

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March 3rd, 2018
Absolutely terrific book of advice for freelance RPG writers and small publishers. It's packed with useful stuff on how to tighten up your text and will definitely help me improve my writing! [...]
January 2nd, 2018
Full disclosure: Ray edited my work when I wrote for WotC. That said, I got spoiled by his input (and learned a great from it). This guide provides a great deal of his insight directly to writers. As he points out, Ray didn't write THE definitiv [...]
October 1st, 2017
Since the tender age of ten, I've been in love with RPG's. I learned the fine art of writing for professional publications as a starry-eyed college student. I've taken more writing classes as a journalism major than I care to remember, plus all the Eng [...]
August 28th, 2017
This book is excellent- it helped my own writing and I was able to re-edit my earlier works at ThinkDifferent to better communicate my ideas in a medium of text. Thank you so much. [...]
August 15th, 2017
I find this book a more complete guide to writing for those of you who wish to submit your work to a publisher or even if you want to self-publish. At 44 pages, it cover many of the elements needed for the RPG style. He gives us examples and suggestion [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 27, 2017.