Notes from An Alien

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Games for Writers ( or, really, anyone :-)

I love games—the more they simulate aspects of real life, the better

I think games are one of the most important things folks can do to stay sane and healthy

I wrote two past posts about my gaming:

Writing & Games ~ Sometimes It’s Hard To Tell Which Is Which

Special Flash News Alert ~ Update on Writing and Games

Today, I’ll share three videos of Jane McGonigal (identical twin of Kelly McGonigal who you can listen to in a video in the past post, Stressed Out ? ).

The first video below is short and fun—Jane helps an auditorium full of very smart people do Massive Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling :-)

The second video explores some hard evidence that games can be good for our mental, physical, and emotional health—including saving Jane from a desire to kill herself

The last video is my favorite—how games can help us make a better world

One last thought for writers:

If you want to write your best you need to be your best; and, if well-selected games can help you be your best, what are you waiting for? :-)

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7 responses to “Games for Writers ( or, really, anyone :-)

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  2. Robyn LaRue December 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I saw a TED talk of hers a while back and she has some good points. I don’t have the time for MMORPG any more the closer I get to launch, but I do miss it.


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