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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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July 26th, 2022
As a new publisher/creator, this book really helped me out. I enjoy making adventures but I struggle with putting them into words. Before, my writing felt like it came from an academic research paper or an appliance manual. Then, I found Writing with [...]
August 8th, 2021
I would recommend Ray Vallese's book to all aspiring TTRPG writers. It's easy to read and full of helpful advice. As I was writing my first adventure, his advice kept popping into my head every time I encountered one of the many pitfalls he [...]
June 30th, 2021
Thank you, Ray! Maybe one day I can afford your work :-) [...]
July 12th, 2019
I've been on wiki and fan sites for the last six months or so, and after I summoned the Demon Prince of Apathy, paid homage to H. P. Lovecraft's amateur style, then admitted to Cthulhu that sanity is for the weak, I promised the Internet I would improv [...]
May 25th, 2019
Get this. Period. Full Stop. Writing with Style is not revolutionary. It is not mind altering or world shattering. Writing with Style is plain common sense and simple writing advice -- which we all forget or ignore and need to be reminded of on a regul [...]
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