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|Session Name:||It's Not in the Writer's Manual: A Q&A Session for New Writers|
|Speaker(s):||Toiya Kristen Finley, Heidi McDonald, Evan Skolnick, Alexandra M. Lucas, Richard Rouse III, Mike Laidlaw|
|Company Name(s):||Schnoodle Media, LLC, iThrive Games, Independent, Microsoft Cortana, Paranoid Productions, Croslea Insights, Inc.|
|Track / Format:||Game Narrative Summit|
|Overview:||How do new writers fit into game design and narrative design teams? Do writers coming from the worlds of film and comics have advantages getting work over prose writers? Is it easier to be a freelancer or employee? Especially for individuals with little experience and those looking to break in, this session encourages participants to ask veteran writers and narrative designers questions without definitive answers. Anyone working 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!|