I get a lot of emails from aspiring writers. “I want to write videogame reviews,” they say. “Where should I start?”
They usually add long, rambling sentences about their work history or education or some other nonsense that I can’t be bothered to read thanks to my busy schedule of reading websites about fantasy football. Then they ask for tips and tricks, as if I’m some sort of Nintendo Power hotline for game reviewers.
I can’t blame them. You see, writing reviews is awesome. Everybody wants to do it.
So here’s my tip: Don’t play videogames.