Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Industry Talk is a collection of two previously published columns by Jennifer Brozek, "Dice and Deadlines" and "The Making of an Anthology". The collection also contains brand-new content including step-by-step instructions on how to pitch an anthology and advice on managing a freelance career.

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Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies

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Overview

Industry Talk is a collection of two previously published columns by Jennifer Brozek, "Dice and Deadlines" and "The Making of an Anthology". The collection also contains brand-new content including step-by-step instructions on how to pitch an anthology and advice on managing a freelance career.

“Want to write for games? Want to navigate the dark labyrinths and endless mazes of freelancing? Let Brozek be your guide.”
– Chuck Wendig, game designer and author of 500 Ways to be a Better Writer


“If you’re going to make that leap, though, and come over to the freelance side to join us, don’t go blind. Do your research. Ask questions. Read this book.”
– Matt Forbeck, game designer and author of Amortals and Vegas Knights


“To those looking to save hours of field research into two highly specialized and hard-to-crack fields, Jennifer Brozek's pragmatic, down-to-earth advice serves as an essential clue-dispenser.”
– Robin D. Laws, game designer and author of Hamlet’s Hit Points


As Brozek says, “Freelancing for the RPG author is an active thing. You need to look for (or make) the opportunities and grab them.” The first opportunity you should grab is this book. It will give you the information you need to decide whether you’re dedicated enough to become a freelance RPG writer or anthology editor, and if you decide you are, then it will tell you how to go about it. Take Brozek’s advice to heart. She knows what she’s talking about.”
– Angel Leigh McCoy, writer for Guild Wars 2 and editor of Wily Writers Podcast
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Editorial Reviews

http://www.sotarpg.com/Avocations.html - Rod Edwards
This book was a pleasure to read. Jennifer's relaxed, conversational style is comforting and encouraging without the Pollyanna sugar coating. Whether she is discussing the perils of contract negotiation or the necessity of persistence, she provides a "no-nonsense" approach to the information at hand. I can't tell you how many "informative" books I have read where the author spent three hundred pages dancing around the subject matter, when he could have given me the skinny in ninety.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014407731
  • Publisher: Apocalypse Ink Productions
  • Publication date: 5/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 721,798
  • File size: 77 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Brozek is an award winning editor and author.

Winner of the 2009 Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited seven anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light and The Lady of Seeking in the City of Waiting, she has more than forty-five published short stories.

Jennifer also is a freelance author for numerous RPG companies. Winner of both the Origins and the ENnie award, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage Worlds, and White Wolf SAS.

When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather. Jennifer is an active member of SFWA and HWA. Read more about her at her blog:
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