Freelance game journalist Nathan Meunier has written Up Up Down Down Left WRITE: The Freelance Guide to Video Game Journalism, a helpful and friendly guide to the complicated world of freelance journalism. The book offers advice on how to improve your writing and pitches, how to build relationships with industry professionals, manage your valuable time, and even how to navigate taxes, contracts, and making enough to pay the bills. A sample chapter is available to read on the Up Up Down Down Left WRITE website, and the book will be available to purchase on Kindle and in paperback on August 5th.
Up Up Down Down Left WRITE is a detailed how-to tome packed with advice and insights for aspiring freelance journalists and established writers alike who are working to carve out a career covering the video game industry. From how to pitch game publication editors and work with PR to secure review materials to juggling the challenges of running a freelance business, the book covers a lot of ground in an upbeat way that sprinkles lots of humor and geek culture references throughout many pages of helpful, detailed advice.
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