I know you haven't heard from me in a couple of weeks. October has been filled to the brim! I finished my fourth novel, started my fifth and finished up a blog tour for Fractal. Plus taking care of my growing baby boy! So thanks for your patience and sorry I skipped a few Wednesdays with you.
Onto our Wicked Woman of the day! A few weeks ago, I asked you to name a wicked awesome woman who's in a profession that society tells her she shouldn't be in. Thank you to Clare for suggesting Rhianna Pratchett. Yes, she is the daughter of fellow word wielder, Terry Pratchett. And she is also a writer...well, sort of...
Having written numerous features and columns on games, movies and books and originally cutting her teeth on PC Zone magazine and The Guardian newspaper, Rhianna moved into video game script writing and narrative design in 2002. In 2007 her work on Heavenly Sword was nominated for a BAFTA and a year later she won a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain ’Best Videogame Script’ award for Overlord.
Alongside writing for videogames, she has also authored the Tomb Raider: The Beginning comics with Dark Horse and the 6-part Mirror’s Edge miniseries with DC Comics and several of her own short stories.
Rhianna has contributed to various books on game narratives including Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing (Edited by: Wendy Despain) and Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames (Edited by: Chris Bateman).
Do I hear glass shattering in the gaming world? Here's to Rhianna and her ambition to take writing to a whole new dimension!
I write about power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives. This is a space where I meditate on those themes and share them with the word. Who knows, my next novel may start right here...