Writing For Pay Ep. 002 Show Notes

By | August 9, 2007

Caught up in Pottermania, WFP geeks out with writer, editor, and game designer Wolfgang Baur.

  • 0:25 – At Third Place Books, buying Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
  • 2:07 – Wolfgang Baur takes a break from training his hordes of clockwork ghouls to have a word with us.
  • 2:39 – From gamer to writer to editor at TSR.
  • 5:50 – The subject of fiction comes up, and Wolfgang is apprised of the “not getting laid” rule.
  • 6:26 – The day job: technical and benefits writing.
  • 8:35 – Breaking into the tech writing field with relatively little tech experience.
  • 12:20 – Nuts and bolts: juggling multiple internal clients and budgets.
  • 16:08 – Freelancing in the games industry.
  • 16:29 – Wolfgang plugs his new books Expedition to the Demonweb Pits and The Forge of War.
  • 16:55 – Nuts and bolts: how a role-playing game book gets made.
  • 19:24 – We discuss the difference between game design and game writing.
  • 22:06 – The sad realities of work for hire.
  • 22:42 – Finding freelance work.
  • 24:54 – I can’t for the life of me pronounce “Wingardium Leviosa” correctly.

Wolfgang Baur’s Web site: www.wolfgangbaur.com

Publications by Wolfgang Baur:

  • Kobold Quarterly
  • Open Design
  • The Forge of War (Dungeons & Dragons, Eberron Setting)
  • Expedition to the Demonweb Pits (Dungeons & Dragons)

Music by Morgansorange