Joan Albright

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Name: Joan Albright
Date registered: September 5, 2017

Latest posts

  1. Screenwriting Showcase — May 3, 2017
  2. Traveller Character Sheets — July 7, 2016
  3. Joan’s Picarto Stream — February 1, 2016
  4. Adding Depth with Character Bias — January 30, 2016
  5. I’m on Patreon — June 16, 2015

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May 03 2017

Screenwriting Showcase

Hey guys! By popular request, I’ve just added a new page to my blog where you can find samples of the screenplays I’ve been working on. Of particular note are some of the warm-ups I’ve done using material from Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World. With the recent news that the Wheel of Time …

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Jul 07 2016

Traveller Character Sheets

I’ve been playing a lot of Traveller lately, and for me that always means character sheets. This is version 1.0 of my Traveller autocalc sheet in Excel, so please let me know if there are any bugs! Auto-calculating Excel version PDF version for printing Note: This is for the 2008 Mongoose edition. —– Edit: My …

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Feb 01 2016

Joan’s Picarto Stream

Just a note to say I’ve started doing livestreams again, sharing bits of my writing process on Picarto. I’ll be doing this every Wednesday, off and on from about lunchtime until I go to bed. Eventually these streams will be for Patrons only, but for now anyone can watch – you don’t even have to …

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Jan 30 2016

Adding Depth with Character Bias

Today I’ve got a few tips for those wanting to brush up on their characterization skills. Credit for these ideas goes mostly to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time; few people can pull off character bias like Jordan could. If you want to give your story depth, the first place to start is with your …

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Jun 16 2015

I’m on Patreon

You may have noticed a few recent changes to the blog. First off, I’ve finally added a little preview of Quetzalcoatl, a novel(la?) about the crew and passengers of an interstellar cruise ship which runs into an alien craft on its way to the colony world of Alphenor. Second and most exciting, I’ve made a …

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May 30 2015

JuNoWriMo 2015

Three years ago, I did something amazing. This year, I’ll attempt to do it again. Many of you have heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), where you write 50,000 words in the month of November. But did you know there’s a similar challenge in June? My first attempt at writing a novel …

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May 23 2015

Write That Prologue

We hear it all the time. “Agents hate prologues.” “My editor cut the prologue.” “I always skip prologues; they’re boring.” “I never made it through the prologue.” Some people consider them the kiss of death; others don’t go so far, but when you speak the word their lips bend into a frown, and they begin …

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May 19 2015


Having my (and my husband’s) blog hacked was not exactly a pleasant experience, but it gave me an excuse to restructure the site in some fun ways. I’ll take any opportunity to throw together some pretty graphics or tweak a new WordPress theme; I even learned a few new things while digging into my website’s …

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May 14 2015


Hey, guys. Someone hacked my site a while back (apparently) and I can’t trust any of my backups. Most of my old content will be back up soon; until then, you can follow me at @AlbrightWrites on Twitter, or check out my Facebook author page.