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#114930 - 07/01/04 01:39 AM Writing for Games
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The kind people over at gignews.com have just published an article of mine on writing for games, My Fingers are Blistered and Bleeding.

http://www.gignews.com/careerfeatures/gamewriter.htm

I hope it's something of interest to you all.
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#114931 - 07/01/04 11:19 AM Re: Writing for Games
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That is fantastic..........congratulations!! And great subject matter, too......I'd love to write for games!! How cool would that be!
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#114932 - 07/01/04 11:34 AM Re: Writing for Games
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Great article, Steve!

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#114933 - 07/01/04 03:41 PM Re: Writing for Games
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That's an excellent article, Steve! Thanks for the link.
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#114934 - 07/02/04 02:04 AM Re: Writing for Games
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Thanks, everyone. I'm so pleased you liked it.
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#114935 - 07/02/04 04:13 AM Re: Writing for Games
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A well-written piece, aimed at the serious game writer?

Is there an unbridgeable gulf between the hobbyist game creator who does it for fun, and professional / semi-pro game creators who are seeking to at least cover their costs?
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#114936 - 07/02/04 06:58 AM Re: Writing for Games
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The article was aimed at anyone with an interest in writing in a game context.

There is definitely a gulf, but I wouldn't say it was an unbridgeable one. Sometimes it's simply a case of someone adjusting their attitudes to get themselves into a professional frame of mind. The key is realising it's not "just for fun" any longer.
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