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Getting Started as a Game Journalist – Practice, Prepare, and Pit…



So you want to be a game journalist! Where to start? Freelancer Rob Rath shares his experience and advice, from practicing writing on a personal blog to researching the types of articles sites publish and even how to write a good pitch.
PLUS: Don’t miss the limited edition Extra Credits Gamevolution shirt only available until July 13: https://store.dftba.com/products/limited-edition-gamevolution-shirt
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Want some journalism resources to help you get started? Here’s a few of our favorites!

“Up Up Down Down Left WRITE: The Freelance Guide to Videogame Journalism” by Nathan Meunier
http://amzn.to/2sMUkvN

“Critical Path: How to Review Videogames For a Living” by Dan Amrich
http://amzn.to/2sN0dcr

Get your pitch critiqued by experts at #PitchJam, August 25-26, organized by Good Games Writing!
Website: http://orbytl.com/category/ggw/
Twitter: @GoodWritingVG
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Want to read more writing by Rob Rath? Check out his website: https://robwritespulp.com/
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