simplesabley, The Dramatist

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10/17/2018 9:31 AM

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Duel Stats

16 wins / 21 losses


Marauder Exemplar



Here's a few online tools I've found recently that I like to reference while writing or just found useful/informative in general.
Cure for Writer's Block
Tips for Dialogue
3 Secrets to Great Storytelling
How to make your novel a page turner
How to Write Compelling Characters

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Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured


Featured Story The Secret of Daphne

When a young family moves into the sleepy little town of Daphne, they find themselves in a virtual utopia. The small cottage they move into is lovely, but not so old that it has problems. The people are all friendly, a close knit town with a population of only 300. Both of the family's daughters begin to make friends in their new school and the husband and wife find themselves entranced with the romantic scenery.
But, if something is too good to be true, it probably is.


Graphic Violence

Drug Reference

Sexual Reference

Special Thanks:

BerkaZerka & Aman

For their invaluable feedback and help in the making of this game.


Update 1:

Fixed minor script issues

Update 2:

Fixed minor spelling/grammar errors



Featured Story Project Origin: Atrophy (Part 2)

I'm temporarily unpublishing this game. 

It's been about 6 years since I've really been active on this site and coming back after all of this time and looking at my work I realize that the first installation in this game series is absolute crap and needs to be redone. 

It doesn't makes sense to have a part 2 published without a part 1. So until I feel up to doing a total overhaul of part one, I'm unpublishing both of them.

I'll leave this one with a sneak peak option since it's actually decent and people seemed to enjoy it.

Project Origin: The Unraveling (part 1)

Unpublished until I get around to completely redoing this game.

It's way too linear and needs a lot of work.


Recent Posts

The Kingdom on 10/12/2018 1:13:25 PM
Bless his three sizes too small heart. Even my wholesome crusade couldn't save him. Also Corgi, I'm sad that my crusade didn't get at least two sentences. I worked hard to bring wholesomeness to the land. I failed... But dammit I tried!

Fiddling, Diddling and Supreme Court twiddling on 10/10/2018 4:15:42 PM
There is a backlog of over 400,000 untested rape kits in the US right now. And a new rape happens every 98 seconds. Also we're talking about something that happened back in the 80's. Attempted rape in that state at the time was only a misdemeanor to give you an idea. Even if she had gotten a rape kit done and reported it, it would have been incredibly unlikely for any justice to have been done. I don't give a shit about the politics of it anymore because it's done now, but seriously you are victim blaming here. And the mindset you are showing is exactly why so many men and women don't report when they are assaulted. Not reporting does not make a victim responsible for their rapists actions after they are raped. The only person responsible for what a rapist does, is the rapist themselves. With how things are in the US right now, it's easier and significantly more economical for a victim to not report it and just seek therapy for themselves and try to move on with their lives. Instead of dragging themselves into a prolonged and expensive process of repeated humiliation and reliving their trauma, just to have their rapist set free at the end or slapped on the wrist at worst. I'm not here to argue with you, but if you genuinely believe that a woman getting a rape kit done and reporting automatically means that she gets justice for being raped then you are living in a fantasy world.

18 on 10/6/2018 8:10:29 AM
Happy Birthday!

BZ's Creatures of the Night Contest! on 10/2/2018 8:38:08 AM
Put me down for 125 points. I'm pretty sure I can make this deadline.

Fiddling, Diddling and Supreme Court twiddling on 9/29/2018 6:13:39 PM
I see what you're saying and you're right. I'll be the first to admit that I'm extremely biased on the subject. Unless there is 100% proof that someone didn't sexually assault the person making the accusations, I generally believe the victim. I should have said that in my original post honestly, so people could have that in mind when reading my opinion. But, in high profile cases like this it is a little different. I still believe her, but I do have that moment of wondering if there is some ulterior motive when someone accuses someone in the public eye like this during a key moment of their political career. But, like Steve said. Putting myself in their shoes, if three decades down the road my rapist ran for public office you better believe I would be telling anyone who would listen what he had done to me. As far as the legal question, I'm not sure. It probably would be sealed as you said unless he was tried as an adult. And honestly with his wealth and family status, there wasn't a chance in hell of her getting any justice back then even if she had reported it. Rich white boys tend to just get slaps on the wrists honestly, just look at Brock Turner for example. He swims good and his daddy is rich and didn't think he should rot in jail over "20 minutes of action". So of course he only got 6 months. Back in the 80's, I doubt she would have gotten any more justice, if any at all, than Brock Turner's victim did.

Fiddling, Diddling and Supreme Court twiddling on 9/29/2018 7:52:28 AM
Honestly this whole fiasco has just solidified my opinion that a lot of things are broken over here. I personally always tend to believe the victim over anyone else in instances like this. False rape accusations in the US are less than 10%, and that percentage includes any rape case where it was found that "a crime wasn't committed". Meaning that if they don't have enough evidence to prove it wasn't consensual, then it gets lumped in the false claims statistic(At least with the studies I found looking for the statistics). The real percentage is probably closer to 4%. So I believe her and honestly that tweet Trump sent out about how "If it was as bad as she said she should have reported, so prove it!" pissed me off. So few victims report even in present day(63% don't report). Back in the 80's it would have been even less likely for her to report it. But, that's just why I was against Kavanaugh. The other issue is that judges in the Supreme Court can hold their offices for however long they like. They should have terms and regular elections for them. Then at least when we do get stuck with a human pile of waste for one, we would have a chance of getting rid of them in a few years as opposed to dealing with them well into their senile years. Oldest one I know of is currently 85, I sure as hell wouldn't want an 85 year old presiding over any case of mine. Then the one with the longest term I know of is 36 years. No one should hold a government office of any kind for over three damn decades. I wish they were nominated based on merit somehow, instead of turning it into a Democrat vs. Republican thing by making it a matter of Presidential nomination. But, wish in one hand, shit in the other. See which one you get the most of, right? There are a lot of things that need to be fixed with how things work in the US, but I doubt I'll see them in my lifetime.

Telltale Games shuts down on 9/22/2018 10:33:15 AM
Thanks, I had a feeling it at least had a hand in it. I hated how in season 2 of the walking dead game choices would come up blank and I would just have to hope for the best or replay 20 minutes of game play only to have the same thing happen and make the wrong choice again. It's a shame really, the game was otherwise fantastic.

Telltale Games shuts down on 9/22/2018 9:29:45 AM
That's too bad, I really enjoyed their Walking Dead games.0

I wonder if this has anything to do with them not fixing bugs in their games? I know Walking Dead Season 2 was riddled with them and they were never fixed. I haven't played any of their games since then so I don't know if that is typical of their more recent work, but it seems like that could affect things for them.

How long does it take ? on 9/22/2018 9:21:49 AM
I use It's basically a free online scrivener clone. I meant that the plot outline helps me keep a mental idea of the chronological order of everything since I skip around a lot while writing. So if I write a scene that is at the end of the story but only have the majority of the beginning written, the plot outline helps me keep track of where that scene fits into the story when I finally get to that part of it and really flesh the ending out.

Sorry if I wasn't very clear before, I wrote that comment before I'd had my morning coffee and now I realize I worded it poorly and only talked about it being helpful when I move the story from truenovelist to the editor. I mean it does help as a reference but for the most part everything is already in order thanks to the program itself. I should wait to comment in the forums until after my coffee honestly lol.

E: I should also add that I'm a pathological planner. I like to have everything planned out to the last detail before I even start writing a story. Since I learned how to create a detailed plot outline with ever scene as a bullet point (it's just one sentence per scene but still) I feel horribly unorganized without one and tend to lose my direction.

How long does it take ? on 9/22/2018 7:13:35 AM
I've always used detailed plot outlines for my stories. I have sections for each part of the story and then bullet points listing the scenes I want to write in chronological order. That way, if I get writer's block somewhere, or just generally inspired to write a different scene than the one I'm currently on, I can jump to a different one on in the plot outline. And with the outline, it is easier to keep all of it in the correct order when I'm finished and it is time to put it into the editor.

I have written stuff before without a plot outline, but it generally takes longer to finish the story and sometimes feels disorganized because I jump around to different parts of the story as I write. It makes it harder to keep everything in the correct order lol.