7 R’s

Welcome to my second ever post! What are the 7 R’s you might ask? The answer is: Rudimentary rumination on release, reaction, rallying and resources at my repository. I’m trying to be clever and facetious, hopefully I’m not coming across as pompous!

 

It’s been almost a week since my maiden post, so I thought it was about time to report, reflect and (I’ve run out of r’s!) conspire. I’ve spent my most of my time tackling WordPress head on.  I’m very proud of my results here so far, particularly when I consider that, before last Monday, I hadn’t even acknowledged the fact there is a whole stream of code working behind the images we see when we visit a web page. I’m still not finished, but hope you’ll agree it’s a good beginning.

 

I’ve also been scouring forums and blog sites, seeking advice and information on making a success of myself as a writer and author. This all led me to a fundamental insight: To succeed I need to continue to read and write. I’ve no doubt the forums and blogs are helping; I’ve already picked up on a few cardinal sins and will seek to edit my works as soon as possible. I’ve also no doubt that the shrewd, fundamental insight I achieved will also help me; I’m a firm believer of the adage ‘you can never know too much’. To that end, once editing is complete, my next personal goals will be to complete the second chapter of my book and to write a review. I’ve been a bit active over on the Onyx Path forum for Scarred Lands and one of the discussions has centred around the RPG system Onyx Path will use for new Scarred Lands material. 13th Age has been mentioned a few times, but is not a system I’m familiar with. I’ve managed to secure a pdf copy and will seek to write a review within the next week.

 

I’ve been completely inspired by taking these first steps and have a couple of avenues that I’d like to consider in the future. I’ll make sure to keep you updated in future posts on these, my submissions and the progress of my works over on wattpad.

 

I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve received from friends and family so far. Thank you to everyone for your comments and for having the faith that I can succeed. I can only hope to make everybody proud of what I achieve and if my father’s reaction on Saturday was anything to go by, I’m heading in the right direction. Thank you Dad.

Hello world!

OK (deep breath). Hi there, I’m Marc Langworthy. I’m an independent writer and GM, welcome to my inaugural blog site! Why am I taking these tremulous first steps into the world of blogging? I’ve always believed I could tell a good yarn; I’ve run some very successful RPG campaigns over the years that are still fondly discussed by my friends today. More recently, I’ve hosted some short stories over at wattpad that have received some great feedback, feel free to check me out – KPLangers. You’ll also find the beginnings of my novel over there, tentatively called Cold Winds Blow.

That’s not the only reason, however. Back in the dim recesses of my misspent gaming youth, my friends and I enthusiastically took to a ground breaking techno-fantasy roleplaying game called Mutant Chronicles. In March of this year I jumped in on a successful Kickstarter project, which will see Mutant Chronicles updated to it’s 3rd edition by the team over at Modiphius Entertainment. Chris Birch (founder and publisher for Modiphius) has unintentionally, and unknowingly by him, been a great inspiration for me to finally take my writing seriously. What Chris is achieving over at Modiphius is phenomenal (check out the secret war post) and has influenced me to open up my creativity beyond the loving and nourishing circle that are my friends and family.

It’s been rather a steep learning curve so far, not least of which being learning the nuances of WordPress, but I’ve managed to submit two pieces of fiction to Modiphius, both of which are set in the Mutant Chronicles universe. I’ve also submitted two pieces of gaming literature to the folks over at Onyx Path based on the Pathfinder RPG produced by Paizo. These two pieces are set in the much loved Scarred Lands that Onyx Path are working to resurrect. Rest assured, when I hear from either, so will you!

I’ll get this site finished, keep my blog updated regularly and post updates on any writing I undertake. I also plan to use this forum as a link to a Scarred Lands campaign I have running at the moment, take a look when the link is up if you’re interested.

That’ll be all for my first post now. Please feel free to leave me some feedback or look me up on facebook or twitter, they will help me to grow and learn. Alternatively, please drop me an email:

Thanks for your time, consideration and (potentially) comments 🙂