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Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine by
Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine: Play Inside a Story If you've ever dreamed about walking through the pages of a book, fighting dragons, or exploring planets then Twine is for you. This interactive fiction program enables you to create computer games where worlds are constructed out of words and simple scripts can allow the player to pick up or drop objects, use items collected in the game to solve puzzles, or track injury in battle by reducing hit points. If you've clicked your way through 80 Days , trekked through the underground Zork kingdom, or attempted to save an astronaut with Lifeline , you're already familiar with interactive fiction. If not, get ready to have your imagination stretched as you learn how to direct a story path. The best part about interactive fiction stories is that they are simple to make and can serve as a gateway into the world of coding for the nonprogrammer or new programmer. You'll find expert advice on everything from creating vivid characters to building settings that come alive. Ford's easy writing prompts help you get started, so you'll never face a blank screen. Her "Try It Out" exercises go way beyond the basics, helping you bring personal creativity and passion to every story you create! Get familiar with the popular Twine scripting program Learn how to design puzzles Build your own role-playing game with stat systems Maintain an inventory of objects Learn game design and writing basics Change the look of your story using CSS and HTML Discover where you can upload your finished games and find players
Storytelling Across Worlds by
Don't restrict your creative property to one media channel. Make the essential leap to transmedia! From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today's audience for its favorite creative property. This, the first primer in the field for both producers and writers, teaches you how to: * Employ film, television, games, novels, comics, and the web to build rich and immersive transmedia narratives * Create writing and production bibles for transmedia property * Monetize your stories across separate media channels * Manage transmedia brands, marketing, and rights * Work effectively with writers and producers in different areas of production * Engage audiences with transmedia storytelling Up-to-date examples of current transmedia and cross-media properties accompany each chapter and highlight this hot but sure-to-be enduring topic in modern media.
The Literature Book
A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby . Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK 's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book .
Get Started in Creative Writing by
LEARN HOW TO GET STARTED IN CREATIVE WRITING AND WRITE WITH CONFIDENCE AND FLAIR. Get Started in Creative Writing will help writers at the very beginning of their creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first pieces of creative writing - a short story, a poem, a draft of a novel or screenplay. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is a 'Workshop'. The Workshop is a key exercise, in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing. In addition to coverage of all the key genres and their conventions, this new edition includes an expanded section on self- and digital publishing, to reflect recent advances in technology and the wide variety of digital platforms now available for the distribution of creative writing. There will be a section on the latest trend of creative journalling, and insight into how to tap the potential of the Internet to be the world's largest creative writing workshop. What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started!
Creative Writing by
Opening a window wide onto an exciting creative landscape - your own imagination - this book covers a variety of different areas, using exercises to help readers explore and develop their own ideas. This new edition includes chapters on writing from experience, magazine short stories, creative writing competitions, research and the Internet and the writer and technology. It also restructures existing material to make it easier for the reader to navigate around the book: starting with short experimental forms of writing to get the reader started, moving on to a bigger projects and further to specific writing techniques.
Masterclasses in creative writing by
One of the main things that holds new writers back is the lack of confidence to get started. How do I structure my story? How do I bring my characters to life and make them believable? How do I write convincing dialogue? This book provides an accessible series of masterclasses, arranged by subject, that will inform and encourage new writers, as well as those who are already writing.
50 Creative Writing Ideas to Combat Writer’s Block.
The next time you’re at a loss for what to write about, try using these creative writing ideas and prompts below. Maybe you’ll be inspired enough to propel you straight out of your writer’s block, or maybe it’ll just be enough to get the gears turning in your head again.
Creative Writing Prompts from Writer's Digest
Need an idea to help you get started writing? You'll find hundreds of fun writing prompts here - perfect for beginning a new novel or short story, or simply giving your writing muscle a workout.
101 Poetry Prompts & Ideas for Writing Poetry.
These poetry prompts are designed to help you keep a creative writing practice. If you’re staring at a blank page and the words aren’t flowing, the creative writing prompts for poems can be a great way to get started.
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