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#ActualTom Sloper

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

1. What skills sets are they looking for?

2. What differentiates a good video game writer from a writer in another entertainment medium?

3. Specifically, I'm wondering how to play up a professional journalism career.

4.Any project directors or hiring managers around who can offer some tips?

 

1. Awesome storytelling/script-writing chops, proven through credits and reviews and samples.

 

2. Obviously, knowledge of games - especially game stories -- all the way from Professor Layton on up through Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.

 

3. Journalism is the wrong background.  A background as a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, or even novelist would be MUCH better.

 

4. Yes. You just heard from one.  See http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson32.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson41.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson54.htm

 

Edit: I just noticed that I didn't answer the subject line question.  Best way to distinguish yourself while looking for a job is to get yourself credited as a writer in some games -- indie games would do.

... Hellachrist?


#3Tom Sloper

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

1. What skills sets are they looking for?

2. What differentiates a good video game writer from a writer in another entertainment medium?

3. Specifically, I'm wondering how to play up a professional journalism career.

4.Any project directors or hiring managers around who can offer some tips?

 

1. Awesome storytelling/script-writing chops, proven through credits and reviews and samples.

 

2. Obviously, knowledge of games - especially game stories from Professor Layton on up through Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.

 

3. Journalism is the wrong background.  A background as a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, or even novelist would be MUCH better.

 

4. Yes. You just heard from one.  See http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson32.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson41.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson54.htm

 

Edit: I just noticed that I didn't answer the subject line question.  Best way to distinguish yourself while looking for a job is to get yourself credited as a writer in some games -- indie games would do.

... Hellachrist?


#2Tom Sloper

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

1. What skills sets are they looking for?

2. What differentiates a good video game writer from a writer in another entertainment medium?

3. Specifically, I'm wondering how to play up a professional journalism career.

4.Any project directors or hiring managers around who can offer some tips?

 

1. Awesome storytelling/script-writing chops, proven through credits and reviews and samples.

 

2. Obviously, knowledge of games - especially game stories from Professor Layton on up through Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.

 

3. Journalism is the wrong background.  A background as a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, or even novelist would be MUCH better.

 

4. Yes. You just heard from one.  See http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson32.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson41.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson54.htm

 

Edit: I just noticed that I didn't answer the subject line question.  Best way to distinguish yourself while looking for a job is to get yourself credited as a writer in some games -- indie games would do.


#1Tom Sloper

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

1. What skills sets are they looking for?

2. What differentiates a good video game writer from a writer in another entertainment medium?

3. Specifically, I'm wondering how to play up a professional journalism career.

4.Any project directors or hiring managers around who can offer some tips?

 

1. Awesome storytelling/script-writing chops, proven through credits and reviews and samples.

 

2. Obviously, knowledge of games - especially game stories from Professor Layton on up through Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.

 

3. Journalism is the wrong background.  A background as a screenwriter, TV writer, comic book writer, or even novelist would be MUCH better.

 

4. Yes. You just heard from one.  See http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson32.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson41.htm and http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson54.htm


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