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tom clancy's the division, Writing

Job. Done.

Yes, he’s badass, from Tom Clancy’s The Division

I’ve been writing some fanfic for Tom Clancy’s The Division, created by many people including the very talented Richard Dansky. This isn one game that I can honestly say I’m utterly hooked on. Seriously, Battlefield might as well be uninstalled for all the time I give it now.

This is the first time that I’ve ever written fanfic for a computer game. I’ve always worked on my own worlds, creating characters with hopes and dreams and then crushing them.
I’ve always been a fan of Tom Clancy and his writing, as well as the games that spun off from those books, Rainbow 6 being a particular favourite.
ButTom Clancy’s The Division is different. It’s a fairly open world with a plot that I’m actually able to follow. And, sprinkled all over the place, are dropped mobile phones, incident journals, and crashed drones, all of which have aspects that only serve to build upon the story, hammering home the human aspects of a bio-terrorist attack. The mobile phones, for example, can be calls from one rioter to another, plotting what they’re going to take, or from a mother telling her daughter she’s on her way to the city to surprise her. Your stomach sinks as you listen to her gaily talking about how much she misses her daughter and ‘Gosh, why is there so much traffic going the other way.’ As you’ve found the phone, you can pretty much assume that the mother (and probably daughter) is dead. The voice acting is superb, and the stories these short little monologues add to the overall plot can be utterly chilling.
Obviously, as a writer I want people to read the stories, so I posted links to them in a number of Tom Clancy’s The Division groups. And I got this fabulous feedback. As a writer, you can’t get really get better than this. Job. Done.
“Dude I read ur 2 chapters and I must say I hate readin but send the next chapters to me i LOVE them”
If you’d like to read the stories, you can find links to them below.
Sweep & Clear – TBC

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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