Unleash the Wordleverse
What awaits you beyond the green squares?
Today’s quest will transport you into the world of Wordle. The future of civilization depends on your daily word game skills! Then we’ll compare squares in Table Talk, and I’ll shout-out a fellow newsletter writer worth following. Tally ho!
Space: the ultimate night mode. You are a renowned word scientist on space station Babble-On 5. Famously, your research confirmed it's creepy to say "moist" in zero gravity. Today, the crew discovered the existence of an unusual celestial body. A thin, floating, enormous gray grid. Is it satellite debris? Alien technology? An impractical waffle iron? No one can explain it. While your fellow scientists chatter amongst themselves, flummoxed, you decide to experiment.
You blast your telecommunication laser at the grid, beaming one English letter at a time (out of caution). When the laser hits the grid – first with a vowel, then with a common consonant – something extraordinary happens. Two of the grid squares light up with blinding green and yellow energy fields!
NASA Chief Science Officer Dale Whinethropp appears on a video screen in your lab.
"Stop this at once," orders Whinethropp. "We don't know the nature of that foreign green and yellow vocabulary energy. It could blast you all to hell! B-L-A-S-T!" But it's too late. You want to do this once a day! Forever! You keep blasting the grid...
Play today's Wordle. How did you do?
When your quest is complete, it’s time to debrief. Join your fellow adventurers at the virtual D&D table we call the comments section. We may not have dice or manuals, but at least we don’t have to throw away a pile of Taco Bell hot sauce packets.
Today’s topics of discussion:
🟩 Share your Wordle score for congratulations -or- commiseration.
🇸 What’s your Wordle starting word? Mine is “SPARE.” A, E, S, and R are very common letters, and every day I need to “P.” #DadJokeNation
👽 If you could send one sentence to a nearby alien civilization, what sentence would you transmit?
Share your thoughts in the comments (or email a reply if you’re shy).
All this “word talk” got me thinking about my career. I’ve been writing digital content professionally for over 15 years. The landscape is always changing. Before I was a game writer, I wrote funny articles for comedy websites. Those sites all pivoted to video, and then they pivoted to bankruptcy.
If you’re interested in making a living as a writer online, I can’t recommend Elle Griffin’s newsletter The Novelleist highly enough. She does in-depth interviews with authors writing everything from urban fantasy to erotica to LitRPG. Yeah, there’s a genre called LitRPG and this guy makes $20K a month writing it. Between interviews and insights, Elle writes gothic fiction. She’s serializing her novel Obscurity in her newsletter chapter by chapter. Good stuff! Check it out!
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I’m a narrative designer for video games. I’ve written for Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and indie studios around the world. Follow me @geoffreygolden on Twitter.