Freelance Resume

did this freelance resume recently, and I was moved to do the same:

1. Aria Worlds: Canticle of the Monomyth… I wrote an introduction. This was about 3000 words, but possibly a lot less than that.Paperback • Publisher: Last Unicorn Games Inc (August 1994) •Language: English • ISBN-10: 096459031X • ISBN-13: 978-0964590311

2. Jerusalem by Night… I wrote a couple of the clans, including the mad guy with the Black Torah. Maybe I wrote 10,000 words for this, but it could have been only 8,000 or even 5,000. Paperback: 125 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (June 10, 1999) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1565042999 • ISBN-13: 978-1565042995

3. Manacle and Coin… I wrote the appendix on money at the back of the book. It was OK, and fun to write. This was about 10,000 words. Paperback: 128 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (June 30, 2003) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588466671 • ISBN-13: 978-1588466679

4.Houses of the Bull God… I wrote the section on Ahlat, and did some substantial rewriting on the kingdom of Harborhead. Some of my best work to date. This was about 75,000 words, I think. Paperback: 125 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (October 4, 2004) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588466779 • ISBN-13: 978-1588466778

5. Bastions of the North… I wrote the Haslanti Confederation. Good, but I don’t think it’s really been well-received. Maybe I’m mistaken. Wrote 25,000 words for this, judging by the contract I still have. Paperback: 144 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (October 31, 2005) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588466868 • ISBN-13: 978-1588466860

6. Exalted: Second Edition… I wrote the Realm, and some revisions to the money system. I remember this as about 60,000 words. Hardcover: 400 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing; 2 edition (March 13, 2006) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588466841 • ISBN-13: 978-1588466846

7. Book of Terrestrial Directions: Scavenger Lands… I wrote Greyfalls and Nexus. If you don’t like them, you can blame me. I also drew the base map for Nexus, so if you don’t like that, you can blame me, too. I think this was about 25,000 words, too, but may have been 30,000. Paperback: 160 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (May 31, 2006) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588466876 • ISBN-13: 978-1588466877

8. Scion: Hero… I wrote the pantheons, and the guidelines for introducing new pantheons. This was 20,000 words exactly. Hardcover: 256 pages • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (April 18, 2007) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588464687 • ISBN-13: 978-1588464682

9. Exalted: Dreams of the First Age… I wrote some pieces of this, but I can’t talk about it yet. Wrote 10,000 words for this project, and still have the contract.Paperback • Publisher: White Wolf Publishing; Second edition (February 20, 2008) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1588466205 • ISBN-13: 978-1588466204

(10. As Yet Untitled and unpublished… some clannish stuff, 10,000 words. No idea about publication dates or any of that.

It’s not a bad body of work, I think. I wonder if it’s appreciated sometimes, since I try not to go looking for reviews, but I don’t get hatemail… yet. 🙂

16 comments

  1. Thanks for the advice. I edited the list to include all the word-counts I know, and estimates of the ones I don’t have proof for; though pay-stubs and pay-per-word fees should line up OK, actually.

  2. I’ll look forward to seeing the list. Apparently there wasn’t rigorous adherence in the early days to 1 book = 1 ISBN, so even if you worked on books still in print from WW, they may share a title with some other book.

  3. I am. I’ll be down the last week in March, and we could do the Pentagon City thing again, if you like, which will be on Thursday evening. If you want, this time we could include a couple of students if you don’t mind talking about information systems and the Red Cross. Information seems to be a real theme to this year’s trip, actually.

    I’m glad you’re liking the Pantheons. They were totally fun to imagine, and a horrible burden to write. I’m glad that some folks are enjoying them.

  4. I might have to have a crack at this tonight, but without most of the hyperlinks to Amazon.com. Many of the books I worked on don’t appear in their database 🙁

  5. I might have to have a crack at this tonight, but without most of the hyperlinks to Amazon.com. Many of the books I worked on don’t appear in their database 🙁

    • I’ll look forward to seeing the list. Apparently there wasn’t rigorous adherence in the early days to 1 book = 1 ISBN, so even if you worked on books still in print from WW, they may share a title with some other book.

  6. Whoa, you wrote the pantheons? Well, bad-ass. I’m having a blast in a Scion game set in Vegas, very deliberately drawing upon the feel of “Last Call.” I like that the Pantheons are all very evocative and don’t get in the way of letting us play our characters. Clear guidelines rather than definition allows for some really interesting concepts.

    Are you doing your annual DC trip again? If so fire me an email and I’ll see about meeting for dinner again.

  7. Whoa, you wrote the pantheons? Well, bad-ass. I’m having a blast in a Scion game set in Vegas, very deliberately drawing upon the feel of “Last Call.” I like that the Pantheons are all very evocative and don’t get in the way of letting us play our characters. Clear guidelines rather than definition allows for some really interesting concepts.

    Are you doing your annual DC trip again? If so fire me an email and I’ll see about meeting for dinner again.

    • I am. I’ll be down the last week in March, and we could do the Pentagon City thing again, if you like, which will be on Thursday evening. If you want, this time we could include a couple of students if you don’t mind talking about information systems and the Red Cross. Information seems to be a real theme to this year’s trip, actually.

      I’m glad you’re liking the Pantheons. They were totally fun to imagine, and a horrible burden to write. I’m glad that some folks are enjoying them.

  8. Hmmm.

    This would be, I fear, one of those all-day memes. 😀

    You should keep track of what your word count was for each of them. There’ve been many times in the past when I wish I’d done so, just so I could see how much work I’ve done to date.

  9. Hmmm.

    This would be, I fear, one of those all-day memes. 😀

    You should keep track of what your word count was for each of them. There’ve been many times in the past when I wish I’d done so, just so I could see how much work I’ve done to date.

    • Thanks for the advice. I edited the list to include all the word-counts I know, and estimates of the ones I don’t have proof for; though pay-stubs and pay-per-word fees should line up OK, actually.

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