An upcoming medium
Focusing on short stories for my Masters module in advanced writing practice is real fun. It’s been quite liberating to see the difference but yet the similarity all forms of writing share whether is be the short story, novel and even games. Yes games.
A friend of mine recently approached me, as he knew I was taking a writing course. We had a long chat about fellow friends who have hit it big time and Simon Carter and his brother Dene, founders of Big Blue Box sprang to mind. They created Fable.
After reading Melissa Brewer’s advice on http://www.writing-world.com/freelance/games.shtml it has really made me aware of the possibilities of this specialism. She really does raise some interesting points and has some great links.
I was very surprised to read about its place within the writing craft. Just like the novel, short story, flash fiction etc. I have never given it a first thought, let alone a second one. Although a high prospect of descent revenue, it is also hard a very hard market to break into. A good book which has positive reviews is: Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing By Wendy Dispain. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156881416X?ie=UTF8&tag=stormthecastl-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=156881416X and the acclaimed International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
I think I will be monitoring this industry closely.
Read the life and works of Rhianna Pratchett who is successful in this specialism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhianna_Pratchett and yes, she is the daughter of the much loved Terry.