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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: It's Not in the Writer's Manual: A Q&A Session for New Writers
Speaker(s): Toiya Kristen Finley, Chris Avellone, Jonathon Myers, Jill Murray, Elizabeth LaPensee, Vander Caballero
Company Name(s): Schnoodle Media, LLC, Obsidian Entertainment, Reactive Studios, Ubisoft, Independent, Minority Media
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit

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Overview: How do newer writers fit into game design and narrative design teams? Are in-house jobs better than freelance work? Do film writers have advantages getting game writing work over novelists? Especially made for individuals with little experience and those seeking to break in, this session encourages participants to ask veteran writers and narrative designers questions that don't have definitive answers in manuals or on the web. Anyone who works with writers is also encouraged to attend. Whether it's finding the right job, leading writers and improving team dynamics, or establishing rates, no question about the business of game writing is off limits.

GDC 2014

Toiya Kristen Finley

Schnoodle Media, LLC

Chris Avellone

Obsidian Entertainment

Jonathon Myers

Reactive Studios

Jill Murray


Elizabeth LaPensee


Vander Caballero

Minority Media

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Game Narrative Summit

Game Narrative