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How to Become a Fantasy Writer w/ Ed Greenwood

D&D Forgotten Realms creator, writer, and game designer, Ed Greenwood comes by the show to share his wisdom. We talk about how he broke into the game industry, how he came to write so much D&D lore, and the experiences of early Gen Cons.

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Season 1, episode 56
47 min / Published

D&D Forgotten Realms creator, writer, and game designer, Ed Greenwood comes by the show to share his wisdom. We talk about how he broke into the game industry, how he came to write so much D&D lore, and the experiences of early Gen Cons.

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Ed Greenwood is a Canadian writer, game designer, voice actor, and librarian best known for creating The Forgotten Realms® fantasy world, starting at age six; he still works on the Realms every day, more than fifty years later.

Ed’s 300-plus books have sold millions of copies worldwide in over three dozen languages. Ed was elected to the Academy of Adventure Gaming Art & Design Hall of Fame in 2003, and has won multiple ENNIE and Origins and other awards. He has judged the World Fantasy Awards and the Sunburst Awards, hosted radio shows, acted onstage, explored caves, jousted, and been Santa Claus—but not all on the same day.

He is likely the only Canadian to have scripted comic books for multiple companies and appeared on the pages of comic books published by several companies, as himself.

Follow Ed on Twitter @TheEdVerse for daily doggerel and ongoing Lord Wolf snark fiction.

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