Shop Talk: Hunting Down Good Sources to Interview

shoptalk copyFinding the right people to talk to for your articles can be a challenge at times, but getting the right sources can make a world of difference in how your final piece comes together. Thankfully, it’s a hurdle that’s easily overcome with some detective work and a little creative thinking. The process begins with the type of article you’re writing, the topic, and your specific angle. Nailing down those three elements makes figuring out the rest a lot easier. Then it’s time to rally the troops and get brainstorming to generate a list of potential sources. Here are some of the more common places to find prime candidates for generating the interview material you’re looking for.

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Shop Talk: Sharing The Freelance Love

The holidays are upon us once again. Huzzah. [In case you missed that, cue lack of enthusiasm…now. No wait….now]. I’m not really a celebrator of all things X-mastian or holidaciousness these days. That’s fine with me. I’m going to spend X-mas morning scooping out cat poop as a volunteer at the local animal shelter my wife works at. Then I’m probably going to drink beer. Awesome. But my gimpy space heater and this hot cup of coffee are kicking off some warm fuzzy vibes this morning, so I thought I’d take a moment today to share some links to excellent articles written by a few of the many fellow game journalists, freelancers, and other writer folks that I dig. Cheers!

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