"One question I'm asked all the time is: What do I have to do to become a game writer? Well, at last I'm going to tell you. Are you ready for it? You're sure? Okay!
To become a game writer you must be good at writing for games.
I'm glad that's settled.
Oh ... were you looking for a little more than that? I guess you're persistent and curious -- that's a start. I'll tell you what I know."
Writer James Portnow explains how the art of writing for video games is different from writing for any other medium - and how making that distinction is the all-important first step towards being a GOOD writer for video games.
Be warned, there are some BioShock spoilers in the article proper.