Everyone thinks that they’re a writer. Everyone. How often have you heard someone say that, one day, they will sit down and write their memoirs? Or that they wish they had the time to write a novel? It’s almost as if writing is an inalienable ability bestowed upon the entire human race. While musicians might believe themselves to be at the bottom of a producer’s “want list,” writers can take small comfort in the knowledge that they’ve been on the bottom rung of this ladder since the ladder was invented. So much so that few teams have historically had a writer, even as a part-time or contract position, and that only recently has it become an acknowledged role within a professional games team. And since it’s not an area that interests most developers, it’ll often languish until the end of a project before it’s done. If at all.