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Old 11-15-2007, 05:33 PM   #11
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Cel, I suspect if you're here you've also checked out Gamasutra.com, but it's definitely a great resource. IGDA also has a great deal of information about game development. If you live in a somewhat large city, you probably have a chapter in your area that you could attend meetings and events with. Buy a student's membership (if you're a student), it's only $30 and it's worth it no matter what you plan to do in the industry.

Also, check out some print and online game magazines. All different types, from the big names to the independents. Get different perspectives of what is accepted as game journalism.

As for your gender, it's not going to hold you back unless you let it. It may even help you because many studios at least realize the value of a female perspective, and I imagine the same could be true for game magazines.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #12
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hi, i want to become a game writer, and am working on a blog to show short description to show the MANY story's i have written.
and drawings i have done to go along with them.
but what is the next step i should take? after i get the blog the way i want, what do i do?
who should i show it to?
how do i aproch/ find them?
how do i make sure i can still have creative writes down the line and that my work is published poorly?
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:24 PM   #13
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hi, i want to become a game writer... how do i make sure i can still have creative writes down the line and that my work is published poorly?
Gallagher, you must be joking. Your writing needs a lot of improvement.
Afterthought: what is your native language? (Maybe it is not English?)
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:08 AM   #14
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I also want to become a game writer. Great Information.

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:53 PM   #15
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I am trying to become a successful video games journalist. However, i need to brush up on my knowledge of the industry, and also of video game culture and history in general. Could anyone in the know direct me to some particularly informative books currently on the market?

Another small concern of mine is that i am female, and i am not sure if female journalists are uncommon within the video game industry, and if so whether this would make it even harder to become successful. If anyone has any advice on this that would be great.
Listen to every gaming podcast you can get a hold of, research the internet (might be faster than searching for a book), play every big game you've missed. Those would be my starting point suggestions.

As for being a girl gamer, the industry needs more of them. I don't feel as if being female would be a disadvantage. Just depends on who has more knowledge.

Also, maybe I'm reading this wrong, but it doesn't sound like you're much of a gamer. Just curious to why you would want to be a journalist?
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:22 AM   #16
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As people are sharing their blogs, I thought I'd share mine too.

Flawless Victory: http://xflawlessvictory.blogspot.com/
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:24 PM   #17
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This Bioware Blog may be useful to those wanting to become a games writer
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:43 AM   #18
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I have ghost-written a couple of text-only biographies (uuuggghhh!) and one novel and I'm interested in finding an illustrative partner to write an epic I am plotting now. Anyone got any ideas where I'd look? I'm based in London (UK).
There are quite a few Art sites like Deviant Art which will help.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:18 AM   #19
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Is there a big difference from writing regular product reviews and writing game reviews? I would think if I was good at writing good product reviews I would be decent at writing game reviews, except I'd want to hit all the right areas gamers are looking for.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:58 AM   #20
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I guess the best way to become a game writer remains to have a games related blog or to join such kind of blog and write, write and write again... You need to show of course that you have skills but also that you will still write in a not so close future... A lot of people start writing and think they enjoy it but stop writing quickly.
Son my advice would be to write on your own for at least a few months before trying to get in touch with popular websites.
Have fun ! ;-)
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