Patrick E. McLean

is an author and copywriter. His most recent book is “The Merchant Adventurer”. He also has a nice portfolio.

Latest posts

03/29

Thoughts on Writing Superheroes

My first thought is that I’m scarcely qualified to deal with this question. Especially not when there are guys like Brian Micheal Bendis, Paul Jenkins, Alan Moore, Frank Miller, J. Micheal Straczynski… I don’t even know how to pretend to order these guys, but they’re all brilliant and more versed... continue reading

02/04

The Sons of Literacy

A good friend of mine, Brandon Scharr, designed this logo and t-shirts for a fictitious “Reading Club.” To support him, I posted his design to a few places with the message “Here is the t-shirt for my new book club.” It was kind of a joke, but I got a... continue reading

01/14

New Book: The Merchant Adventurer

The Genesis of the Idea In the same way that How to Succeed in Evil riffs on the superhero genre, the Merchant Adventurer riffs on fantasy. While working on Wasteland 2 I did a lot of thinking about storytelling in cRPGs. I was somewhat surprised to find that I had a... continue reading

About Patrick

I stole this from Orwell, but I'm not sure I can say it any better.

"So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information. It is no use trying to suppress that side of myself. The job is to reconcile my ingrained activities and dislikes with the essentially public, non-individual activities that this age forces on all of us."
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