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We’re happy to take your questions about storytelling, roleplaying, writing, worldbuilding, and social justice. We answer questions by email, and then we select a few for our public Q&A series on the site (you may opt out of this).

In return, we just ask that you be respectful of our time. We are very busy running the site, so we don’t have infinite time to answer questions.

Important things to know before submitting:

  • Please only submit this form if you’d be happy with a short, private answer from Oren or Chris. If you want answers from a larger group, there are many online communities you can join.
  • Give us some context, but not a whole outline. If your question is about stories in general, examples are great. If you’d like advice about your own work, providing a little information will help us give a useful answer. However, if you need more than 300 words to describe what’s going on, it’s too complicated for a Q&A. Instead, considering paying for a few hours of our time.
  • You can reply to our emails. If you thought our answer was helpful, you’ll make our day better by saying “thank you!” It’s also okay to send us a quick clarification or follow up question, but sending us another couple hundred words will make us less likely to respond.
  • Be judicious about how many questions you send. If you have many questions you want answered, you can always pay us for a phone call.
  • We use emails to give quick answers or request clarification about the question. Your email will not be added to any mailing list.

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