Nordic larp has an article on “Immersion through Diegetic Writing in Character”. Or, as we would put it, “writing in-character as the character”:
Its fairly interesting reading, with examples from both regular larps and letter-larping. I’m wondering what other people think about it?
As for myself: in Consequence I play a character who is literally based around writing. And I spend pretty much all of every game writing or preparing to write in-character, in order to produce an onsite, in-game newspaper. In terms of their questions, it definitely feels in-the-moment, and its a different writing style than my usual: less sweary, more pompous, more concise, but at the same time feeling a bit more bloated. (That’s about word choice and sentence structure; Mr Durham would never write a sentence like the last two, because the use of parentheses is not stylisticly appropriate). And its definitely changed the storyline of my character: an editorial in the last edition cemented how I felt about a few things in an interesting way. I don’t think its changed my normal writing though: I just don’t write enough words in-character (vs OOC) for that.
Anyone else want to share their experiences?