You might have heard there’s a cool new book out called SHOOTER, that’s an anthology of critical essays on first-person shooters. We’re reading it. It’s awesome! In this episode we chat with Patrick Lindsey and Reid McCarter, the two freelance co-conspirators behind this self-publishing project to get the behind-the-scenes goods on how this came about. We also talk about the idea of taking long-form freelance writing and self-publishing it in short book-length work. Lots of neat stuff in this interview, whether you’re into games, freelancing, self-publishing or all three!
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In this episode’s intro update…
Cassidee talks about submitting a piece to Killscreen about a Mexican game studio’s work on a game about an endangered Native American tribe in Mexico. Good stuff.
Nathan talks about being an entrepreneurial freelancer, and drops updates on some freelance related book project he has in the pipeline.
1) A new FREE resource, 23 Ways To Improve Your Freelance Pitches, which packs lots of pitch crafting tips into a free 40 page PDF. Grab it here!
2) Nathan’s new freelance book, The Niche Freelancer, is launching very soon!
We also chat about plans for bonus content through the show’s Patreon.
Guest Interview: Reid McCarter and Patrick Lindsey
Aside from being freelancers, Reid and Patrick are the co-conspirators behind www.shooterbook.com, which is an awesome collection of critical essays on first-person shooters from 15 different writers across the games industry. It’s a great read, packed with diverse perspectives from a lot of cool folks.
In this lengthy interview, we chat with Patrick and Reid about the new book, how it all came about, and their self-publishing adventure. We also chat about freelancing, turning freelance writing into short ebook form, self-publishing, the creative process, and much more!
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