Video Summary: Writer Gaming and All About the Reading Tag

What videos did I put up this week? I have two for you!

I was tagged to do the “All About the Reading” tag, which was very fun. What do I hate in a book? When I read, do I care most about characters, plots, or a beautiful writing style? What about a favorite quote? All those questions and more are answered in this video!

As you probably already saw all over my social media, I’m so excited to have worked out the issues I was having with recording my gaming, and now the first ever episode of my Writer Gaming series is up. Thus begins our adventure into American McGee’s Alice and our discussions about dark books, writing, and all things Alice!

Welcome to Writer Gaming!

Ta-da!!!!! The first episode of my Writer Gaming  series, starting with American McGee’s Alice. In this one we play through the tutorial part, learn the basic storyline, and I discuss dark games and some of the symbolism in this game. There is so much more to come!

Midweek Gaming Update

As promised, here’s my midweek update on the technical problems I was having trying to record my first gaming and reading/writing chat video. Spoiler: it’s good news! 🙂

See you on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time!

Gaming is Still Coming – Tech Issues

I promised you gaming, and gaming you shall get. Here are two things you need to know:

  1. Windows Movie Maker is completely and utterly rude
  2. I think I’ve figured out a workaround

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I had to use my six-year-old computer to run American McGee’s Alice, which I don’t mind at all. In fact, that computer works very well! And thanks to fellow author Joshua Robertson’s excellent advice for what software to use to record my gaming (Dxtory for screen recording and Audacity for voice recording), the hard part was done.

And then there was Windows Movie Maker.

Alice and I were quite mad.

Editing the footage should be the easiest part. Well, it is on a Mac with iMovie, and it appeared to be similar on Movie Maker. Not so! Granted, I’m probably working with a buggy, outdated version, but the problem I had made no sense. I couldn’t put my cursor anywhere but the beginning of the footage or else the audio would jump to an earlier section of the movie. Which means I couldn’t split or edit the audio either because it gave me the same issue. Um…weird. There is no excuse! So after lots of messing around to try to work with it on my Mac among other attempts to fix the issue, I’m videoless. Well! Not a happy Christie.

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I think I’ve found a workaround, so I’m going to try it out this week and update you on my progress. If all goes as planned (which obviously it hasn’t so far) I’ll have the video ready for June 25. I plan on recording a quick video midweek to let you know whether I’ll be able to make this work or not. It must! I’m determined.

Thanks for your patience and support. It has been so lovely to see people say across platforms that they’re looking forward to watching my gaming vids. Thank you so much! 🙂