Expanding Roleplaying PostsThis is a super short guide for the groups that I'm an administrator in - though if you happen to like it, feel free to add it to your own roleplaying group.Expanding Roleplaying Posts2 years ago in Writing More Like This
One of the problems I've been seeing lately is a scourge of very short roleplaying posts. While short posts can be fun in their own right and are good for limited amounts of play time or for when you're tired, the most character development and entertainment comes out of writing a nice, juicy post for your partner.
So how do we convert this...
Helmy- *crawls out of bed and looks around in the lounge for someone to interact with* Heeeeeello?
to something longer and more substantial?
First of all, longer doesn't always equal better. We walk a thin line in ensuring that the content of the post is interesting and not just purple prose. Purple prose is defined as prose that excessively details to a gratuitous, irritating amount. No one wants to read 1,000 words about the way the grass looks in the sunlight.