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#Actualjbadams

Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

I've been working on a game for a while (demo to be released shortly), but I know my weak suit is the writing. My wife is a writer (novelist), and I nag her about things from time to time, or ask her for books to read and such. Recently I asked her about a writing workshop and if she though it would help me - her answer surprised me.

 

She said she didn't think it would, because I'm not writing a novel. She said I'm really writing a screenplay. I thought about that for a while and I think she's right - granted, it's an interactive screenplay, but a game is generally a story told almost entirely through dialog and visuals, not narrative and exposition.

 

So I'm asking all you wonderful people if you've had any experience with this, and are there any resources you've found helpful to you?

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#1Mouser9169

Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:58 AM

I've been working on a game for a while (demo to be released shortly), but I know my weak suit is the writing. My wife is a writer (novelist), and I nag her about things from time to time, or ask her for books to read and such. Recently I asked her about a writing workshop and if she though it would help me - her answer surprised me.

 

She said she didn't think it would, because I'm not writing a novel. She said I'm really writing a screenplay. I thought about that for a while and I think she's right - granted, it's an interactive screenplay, but a game is generally a story told almost entirely through dialog and visuals, not narrative and exposition.

 

So I'm asking all you wonderful people if you've had any experience with this, and are there any resources you've found helpful to you?


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