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MF GALAXY is a weekly podcast powered by four mighty engines: * Writers on writing: the craft and the business * Pop culture including TV, movies, graphic novels, and more * Progressive politics, activism, and social enterprise * Africentric change-makers, histories, cultures, art, and more! Mixing brand-new interviews with classic conversations (from my archive of 23 years in broadcasting) with famous and dynamic figures in the arts, Hollywood, and politics, MF GALAXY will take you to places you've never been before, and deliver fresh insights on the places you've been.
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Now displaying: Category: writer - video games, novelist
Oct 25, 2016

Sylvia Feketekuty has written for Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, two of the most successful video games in history. Craig DiLouie is an author of popular thriller, apocalyptic/horror, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction, and the acclaimed novelist of numerous zombie novels. Each spoke at Authorpalooza in Edmonton.

Feketekuty discussed:

  • The craft of writing for VGs including plotting, dialogue, and world-building
  • Game design
  • Ergodic writing vs linear writing
  • The enormous costs of triple-A games that writers must understand to to avoid “blowing up a level”
  • Writing in a team
  • How to break into a major studio as a writer
  • The tools available for indie game writers
  • Toxic vs. progressive VG workplaces for women

Free video game writing tool: https://twinery.org

 

DiLouie discussed:

  • How horrific is too horrific
  • How horror holds up a fractured mirror to the human soul

For the rest of DiLouie’s conversation, download the extended edition from the MF GALAXY Patreon page, where DiLouie discusses:

  • Getting started as a tech writer + specialising young
  • The joys of a home office
  • Learned a work ethic from nonfiction writing
  • Attempting the Great American Novel
  • The dangers of swallowing advice from an agent
  • The art and science of book trailers
  • Why to evoke feelings instead of facts

Craig DiLouie book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdYgy8vYayU

craigdilouie.com

 

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