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The Game Writing Guide
Get Your Dream Job and Keep It




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ISBN 9781032252360
May 17, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
256 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive guide walks readers through the entire process of getting and keeping a writing job in the games industry. It outlines exactly what a beginner needs to know about education requirements, finding opportunities, applying for roles, and acing studio interviews. Professional writers will learn how to navigate studio hierarchies, transfer roles and companies, work overseas, and keep developing their careers.

Written by an experienced games writer with nearly two decades of industry knowledge, the book contains a wealth of interviews and perspectives with industry leaders, hiring managers, and developers from marginalized communities, all offering their tips and insights. Included are examples of materials such as job posts, writing samples, and portfolios, as well as chapter end challenges for readers to directly apply the skills they have learnt.

This book will be of great interest to all beginner and aspiring games writers and narrative designers, as well as more experienced writers looking to hone their skills.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions  2. Education  3. Finding Work  4. Applications  5. Resumes  6. Cover Letters  7. Portfolios  8. Interviewing  9. Writing Tests  10. Contracts and Negotiations  11. First Day  12. Moving Up  13. Steps and Obstacles  14. Leadership  15. Moving On  16. International Work  17. Strategies for Marginalized Communities

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Biography

Anna Megill is an award-winning game writer and industry veteran with experience writing primarily for modern AAA games. In her nearly two decades of game development, Anna has worked for some of the top studios around the world, such as Ubisoft, Arkane, Remedy, and Square Enix. A longtime advocate for marginalized voices in games, she provides resources and advice to aspiring writers through her website. Anna currently works at Playground Games on their upcoming Fable game.