Following my new position as Chair of the Videogames Committee within the Writers’ Guild, I sent out a press release earlier:
July 14th 2014
Re: Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Videogames committee chair.
Following the Guild’s AGM on Friday 4th July 2014, games writer Steve Ince has now taken up the position of chair of the Videogames Committee within the organisation, a position he is proud to take up and hopes it encourages more game writers to join the Guild.
“I joined the Guild two years ago because I believe it’s important to be part of a strong organisation that works in the interests of professional writers and, by extension, those writers who wish to become so.
“As a professional game writer I not only want to help shape the direction of writing within games with the work I do, but also be a part of how game writers are perceived by the wider writing community and within the game development industry.
“With this in mind I put myself forward for the Videogames position within the Writers’ Guild which was confirmed at the recent AGM, for which I’m very honoured.
“As a first step in this new position I’d like to invite all eligible game writers to consider joining the Guild, details of which are on the Guild website.
“Game writers, like most other scribes, can feel a little isolated at times, so being part of an organisation with such a rich history will give you a place in a strong community of creative individuals from every part of the writing spectrum.
“Previous holders of this position have done a fantastic job to date and I hope I can match that, particularly as there’s still a lot to do in respect to what the Guild means for game writers. By joining or becoming part of the discussion, game writers can help give direction in a field that is evolving faster than all others.
“I welcome comments, questions and suggestions on anything related to the game writing side of the Guild, including membership enquiries, and look forward to hearing from you.
“I hope to achieve something positive for both the Guild and game writing while in this position.”
About the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain:
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain supports writers across media including books, film, online, radio, theatre, TV and videogames.
We campaign for writers and negotiate agreements to secure the best possible pay and conditions. Membership is open to writers of all levels of experience.
Further details about the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain can be found on the Guild’s website: http://www.writersguild.org.uk/
About Steve Ince:
With over 20 years in the games industry, Steve has enjoyed much success and acclaim, both during his time with Revolution Software and as a freelancer since. Having a diverse range of projects under his belt and award nominations to his name, Steve’s extensive experience is in high demand, as a writer, designer, consultant and speaker. He is currently working on a number of exciting projects.