Writing For Pay Ep. 005 Show Notes

Eric Franklin plays games, edits games, demonstrates games, writes about games, and for all we know, eats games. 0:25 – Another on-the-scene show, this time from Phoenix Games in Mukilteo. “Neurse Schivosk” is a reference to Greg Costikyan’s Slobbovia. 1:15 – Eric Franklin joins us. 1:36 – The nuts and bolts of Eric’s job editing translations of French games for Asmodee… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 005 – Eric Franklin

Wade interviews Eric Franklin, who edits translations of French games for release in the United States. Eric drops some insider tidbits about the upcoming games “Hell Dorado” and “The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow: New Moon”.В  Allons-y!Show notes at http://writingforpay.org

Vegas, baby! An unexpected interview, plus mojitos

So there I was, at a party in Las Vegas on Friday night, talking with a woman who I primarily knew through friends and family. And the woman wrapped up an anecdote by saying, “…but I get enough freelance writing and editing work to support myself.” “Excuse me,” I said. “Did you say…?” Today we… Read More »

Hello, UNLV Advanced Comp students!

Jaq Greenspon, whom I interviewed for the first episode of Writing For Pay, is using this podcast as part of his learning materials in the Advanced Composition class he’s teaching at UNLV. Hello, Jaq’s students! I invite your comments, questions, and suggestions at this blog, or e-mail me at wade@writingforpay.org. Go Rebels! (That invitation appplies to the… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 004 Show Notes

We chat with Seattle-based freelancer Zia Munshi (and at one point, her pug Harry.) 0:20 – Wade is working from a noisy, noisy Starbucks. The resulting sound quality is not awesome. :43 – That second piece? Insanely hard to write, as it turned out. 1:11 – That barista in the background was hilarious. 1:39 – Zia Munshi joins us.… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 004 – Zia Munshi

Wade talks to freelance writer Zia Munshi about breaking into the advertising business, writing case studies, putting a portfolio together, and blogging to help your career. Also: using “impact” as a verb. (shudder)Show notes at http://writingforpay.org

Sean Williams: advice for aspiring writers

In a recent LiveJournal post, author Sean Williams says that he finds it difficult to give advice to aspiring writers for a number of reasons. One of the main ones is that in this game, there aren’t any rules. I ask all of my guests for that sort of advice, but it’s not because I’m expecting THE answer… Read More »

Mur Lafferty interviews Connie Willis

Just because I don’t let my guests talk about fiction writing doesn’t mean there aren’t great tips and insights from the world of fiction that we can all use. This morning I listened to Mur Lafferty of I Should Be Writing interview one of my favorite authors, Connie Willis. It’s a great interview. Along with topics such… Read More »

WFP at PAX – if you see me, say hi!

I’ll be attending the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend in downtown Seattle. (In fact, it starts in just a few hours!) If you’re there and you catch sight of me, please say hello. I’d love to meet you. It would be awesome if you could do it while my co-workers are nearby, because I want them to think… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 003 Show Notes

Part Two of our conversation with writer, editor, and game designer Wolfgang Baur. 0:58 – What Wade is up to lately, writing-wise. 2: 18 – Wolfgang’s Open Design project: writing for patrons! 6:11 – Keeping the patrons entertained while they’re waiting. 8:05 – Why the relative lack of advice and how-tos in the game industry? 11:05 – Open Design vs. the… Read More »