Stephanie Shaver

Sometimes Writer Always Extremely Online

About Me

Hello, my name is Steph. I’ve been writing and publishing since 1988 and I’ve been in the games industry since 1996. I wrote a little bit more on the About Me page. This is my sometimes-updated website. Enjoy.

February 2006

  • mad season

    The mad season has taken my workplace, those twilight months where GDC and E3 occur and days stretch into nights and I wind up going home around midnight and climbing into bed an hour later. I don’t want to hold off on PttD, but I suspect I may have to because the short story set… Continue reading

  • …or not

    I appear to have tuckered myself out. But I did write a few synopsis paragraphs, and I did talk to the collaborator about stuff and things. This week I have to do two pitch letters for two different projects. I think I’ll go to bed early tonight. Continue reading

  • it’s that time….

    I’m being dragged off by a synopsis sometime tonight. D’ya suppose sandpaper can buff out the furrows my nails’ll leave in the floorboards? Continue reading

  • Sensitive

    Some people have a sensitivity to light, or harsh chemicals. I have a sensitivity to words. Continue reading

  • Thumbnails

    Two more pages of thumbnails with dialog. Finding my stride in this. It’d be nice if I could thumbnail and watch the Daily Show but I suspect that won’t be the case. I’m still stressing over the first three chapters of, well, everything. I think I’m going to be crazy and start the next book… Continue reading

  • pitch perfect

    I’m writing the brief synopsis of Poison as if it were a pitch. What a brilliant idea! Somebody kill me. I wrote a separate pitch for the as-yet-to-be-named comics project, and might I add that while I have no problem coming up with characters and story, NAMING and ENCAPSULATING all that in a concise, catchy… Continue reading

  • ponderification

    One suggestion from an astue first reader has caused me to bang my head into the keyboard (figuratively) for the past 24 hours. It’s one of those changes that is a damn good one but would require so much reworking it makes my head spin. In fact, I’m not sure I can do it —… Continue reading

  • dialog

    Done blocking dialog and setting up the first five pages. On to the next five. The next story in the arc is already poking at my head. Grumble. This weekend whould be remarkably unproductive, but them’s the breaks. Continue reading

  • more dialog

    I’m such a damn slacker. One page of dialog. Pshaw. This weekend is going to be busy, I can feel it. Five more thumbnails and a synopsis, though! That’s what I’m after! Continue reading

  • projects and dialog

    On the drive home last night, the entire plot for the historical fantasy unfolded in my brain like a tea leaf doused with hot water. It was at once wonderful and rather frightening, and is causing me to question what my next project will be. On one hand, Poison would be quick to write because… Continue reading