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Author Interview: Jay Posey

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Today I am interviewing Jay Posey, author of the Legends of the Duskwalker trilogy, and the new military science-fiction novel, Outriders, first book of the Outriders series.

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DJ: Hey Jay! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Jay: Hiya DJ! Thanks so much for inviting me to stop by!

These days I mostly tell people I’m a professional typist. I have a day job as a narrative designer at Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, which is a video game development studio originally founded by Tom Clancy. Narrative design is still a pretty squishy term in the game industry, but basically on any given day, I might be doing typical writer-y type tasks (writing dialogue, creating characters, writing back story, planning the overall story structure, etc.) or I might be doing more typical game designer-y tasks, or something in between. I’m also (obviously) an author. I’m also also a husband and a dad, so between the family, the books, and the day job, that’s pretty much all I do. But a lot of it involves me sitting at a keyboard, so “professional typist” seems to capture it all pretty well.

DJ: What is Outriders about?

JP: Outriders is about a small team of death-proofed special operations soldiers trying to prevent the first interplanetary war. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Jay Posey – What’s In a Name?

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Jay is a narrative designer, author, and screenwriter by trade. He started working in the video game industry in 1998, and has been writing professionally for over a decade. Currently employed as Senior Narrative Designer at Red Storm Entertainment, he’s spent around eight years writing and designing for Tom Clancy’s award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Sixfranchises.

A contributing author to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Jay has lectured at conferences, colleges, and universities, on topics ranging from basic creative writing skills to advanced material specific to the video game industry.

You can find him online at his website, jayposey.com, as well as on Twitter (@HiJayPosey).


What’s In a Name?

by Jay Posey


What’s In a Name?

Three.

Swoop.

jCharles.

The characters in my Legends of the Duskwalker trilogy don’t always have the most common of names. That’s obviously not an accident. SOMEONE had to decide to name them that, and in this case, it was me. Continue reading

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