It has been a busy month writing wise, it’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short and I’ve been plugging away at my first novel. The reason I’m telling you this is because I’m learning loads about writing that I think will extend to preparing good sessions for your players.
I have a tendency to put words down without thinking about what I’m actually saying. It’s not a good plan. Make notes and plan out everything, even if the planning is where you leave things. And let’s face it, planning is all you need. Good GM’s have a good outline, even if that’s all kept in their heads.
Keep it all
Don’t throw your ideas away, you can often rework something to use later. Some of my favorite scenes so far have been from my own noted that I reworked as dialogue into the text.
Cut the boring stuff
Don’t force the characters to work through boring stuff.
Keep on keeping on
You might have a lot of prep to do and a load of things waiting. Do what you can when you can.
If you’re not enjoying it then your players probably won’t. Take a break or change things up to keep it fun.
Do you have any thoughts? Share them below.