By Mark Piesing
1. Play as wide a variety of games as possible, and look beyond the mainstream to where the most interesting work is happening.
2. Small studios may be accessible: give them a call about a blog you are writing or even offer to help.
3. While most interactive writers for studios and developers are usually freelance on short-term contracts, larger publishers and entertainment groups do have some in-house interactive writers.
4 Get your soft skills up to scratch – be prepared to work in a team.
5. Get a unique selling point: but make sure your specialty will be in demand.
6. One well-established way in is through games journalism.
7. Think about other options than writing: what about narrative designer?
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