How Video Games Can Make You a Better Storyteller

If you’ve been a listener of this podcast for any period of time, then you know it’s no secret that Zach loves video games. He grew up in arcades and with an NES controller in his hands. But are they just a way for him to pass the time, or have they actually helped him improve his craft?

In answering one of his most asked questions, Zach brings non-gamer J. Thorn along for an entire episode dedicated to how video games have influenced his storytelling in writing over more than two dozen novels.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why video games get a bad rap
  • How video games have changed over the years
  • How playing games can help you build better worlds
  • What types of games are best for writers
  • Why video games have some of the best stories and themes in all entertainment
  • How you can develop better Choices through gaming

Also in this episode, learn how you can easily jot notes down while brainstorming in the shower.

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