Episode 39: What we look for in Writers

Onyx Pathcast

In which Matthew and Eddy discuss the skills they look for in freelance writers.

  • Where’s Dixie?
  • Diverse Voices
  • Finding the right voice for the game
  • Voice in Pugmire vs. voice in Vampire
  • Voice in Vampire: The Masquerade vs. voice in Vampire: The Requiem
  • Spaces around emdashes
  • How clean should a first draft be?
  • The strength of collaboration
  • Matthew’s high standards – he’s a benevolent tyrant
  • Speaking to the developer and asking for aid when needed / Proactivity
  • Meeting up with the developer and co-writers
  • Unsolicited advice vs. strong collaboration
  • Don’t try to become the developer when hired as a writer
  • Swapping assignments
  • Getting the most from redlines
  • Read other writers’ drafts
  • Writing without shame
  • Read the required writing!
  • Research and write
  • Where to find us on social media
  • Come back, Dixie!

Chicago by Night on Backerkit: https://www.backerkit.com/projects/200664283/chicago-by-night-for-vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed
Pugmire on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/204313/Pugmire-Core-Rulebook
Monarchies of Mau on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243273/Monarchies-of-Mau-Core-Rulebook

  4 comments for “Episode 39: What we look for in Writers

  1. Yiodan
    February 18, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Just wanted to drop by and thank you guys for this episode. I think it was immensely informative and entertaining even from an external point of view. A nice window into how the saussage is made (some of us do like to know). Thanks for inviting us in.

  2. David Fuller
    February 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for covering this topic!

  3. Troy
    February 20, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    At some point, I’d love to find out what your outlines are like. How detailed are they? I figure that might be good for a “what is being a developer like?” episode.

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