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The Rampant Coyote Gets Interviewed – At a Writing Blog!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 22, 2014

Yes, you are gonna hear more from me on the authorial front, especially over the next couple of weeks. There’s a new emphasis on the word “Tales” here at “Tales of the Rampant Coyote.”

Today, I have an interview posted at the J. Aurel Guay Archive. While it’s focused on writing, I do talk a little bit about the similarities and differences between writing for a conventional medium, and writing for video games. Also about indie-dom in both fields, where I got my ideas, etc.

Long-time readers may recognize the advice I give for new authors – which I admit earlier is stolen completely from my game development experience, in hopes that they are more alike than different – in this excerpt:

“Going back to my example of Bujold – the ‘boxes’ that define a subgenre are for use by marketers, not by authors. Don’t allow yourself to be too constrained by the conventions of the category. Push the boundaries. Nobody’s going to be impressed by yet another cookie-cutter story, no matter how well-written.

“And finally, write for your readers, not for the critics. It’s great to get a good review or an award, but what really matters is that you provide something of value to your audience.”

Anyway – I hope it is an entertaining read! (Both the interview, and the upcoming book…)

Conversation With Jay Barnson – Author Interview at the J. Aurel Guay Archive



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