How to be a freelance game journalist Kickstarter nears finish

At GamesRadar we often get letters from people who really want to get into video game journalism, but just don't know where to begin. The answer is freelance writing, and a new book is seeking funding on Kickstarter that aims to teach you how to attain the enviable profession of writing about video games in your underwear at home.

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Write: The Freelance Guide to Game Journalism is being written by past GamesRadar contributor Nathan Meunier, so you know it's legit. The book covers somewhat different ground from the also awesome game journalism book The Critical Path (opens in new tab) by Dan Amrich, as UUDDLW:TFGTGJ aims to guide you on your path to becoming a freelance game journalist.

Freelancers are non-staff writers who contribute to publications like GamesRadar when there's too much for the staff to handle (or if the freelancer has an awesome idea that the publication is willing to pay for.) And they pay them to do it! Suckers. Learn how to force GamesRadar to pay you money at the official Kickstarter page (opens in new tab).

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.