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.

March 2006

  • engage your mind

    Collab work. I know, it’s been a while, but this is the stuff I love. The secrets in the story. All stories gotta have secrets. Continue reading

  • *slap*

    Slap slap slap…. Nearing the end of this revision. I like what I’ve got. But I always do, don’t I? Continue reading

  • chapter one and so on and so on

    Slappity slap slap…. The book’s getting another chapter. There’s just no way I can exposition all this in the allotted 7,000 words of space. Continue reading

  • and again

    More slapping around of the first chapters. Bed now. Continue reading

  • prologues

    I think I’ll write three and see which one I like best. Yes, that sounds like a grand idea. Gah. Razzlefraggin complicated world mrnnfgrrrffffrrr…. Continue reading

  • still plugging

    Prologue got some attention. Collaborator and I talked. Still busy at work. Not much else to report. Continue reading

  • George Orwell and the golden bough

    It occurred to me at some point when I was writing about a utopian society that maybe I ought to read about a dystopian one, too. When it comes down to it — scratch the surface of a a utopia and you’ll find a dystopia screaming to get out. Ten years in the gaming industry… Continue reading

  • on reading materials

    I probably ought not to be reading 1984 right now. I ought to be reading Lois Bujold, or the next Darkyn book, or something cheerful — like John Steinbeck or Ayn Rand. Work is crazy. Which means no writing. I’m doing nothing but going home to sleep and bathe anyway. I’ll be back next week. Continue reading

  • chapter 1, my eternal foe

    Revised again. And this time, more action, and yet also more exposition. How can this be? Golly, I just don’t know. I’m not up early. I’M UP LATE. Because I stupidly asked the subconscious to do the work, I woke up at 4 AM with the solution and the words knocking too hard on my… Continue reading

  • excessive

    Too much work on Wednesday-Friday. No work on creative stuff, except for a fresh stab at chapter one in an attempt to address the problems with my letting people into my crazy world. Obviously, I need to go to bed. And stop thinking about work. Continue reading