More about my thoughts for AdventuresAndSearches


This is "slapdashmonuments" creating a new Ficlatte account for the purpose of trying to write some Choose Your Own Adventure stories using Ficlatte's sequeling features. I'll tag work-in-progress parts WIP until the whole story is ready to play.

The first full story, "Burning Questions," is available now:

I think what I might do is leave stories in draft form until the story is ready to go, and then just open it all out. The titles will have the series' name so as to help organize things. So I'm going to have one post that's a "table of contents" with links to the trailheads...which I might leave open to viewers to pique interest.

Do you have any ideas, suggestions, comments, or anything?


Oh! and also!

I may just put out a variety of possible trailheads and see which ones seem to have promise, asking for comments on all of them so as to get a sort of consensus, and maybe not follow up on them all necessarily...

I'm about to do a simple one as a sample of how things could go.

Obviously the links to click to indicate the next choice a reader makes will be the titles of the next step, which is a mini drawback, but oh well!

Comments (2 so far!)

Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

I started an experiment kind of like this back in the Ficly days where I wrote a section of a story that left options open for the MC to take. Then I let readers leave their feedback in the comments on what he should do next and wrote the next sequel accordingly. I'd basically planned to go back and have multiple story trees running from many of the decision points, but I ran out of time and energy to keep up with before Ficly shuttered its doors. I'll be watching this experiment of yours with great curiosity and interest.

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Ahhhh that's right, I had forgotten, and I'm glad you reminded me! That approach is a good one as well and I well may try it. That was a good idea, but I was busy and distracted at that time and didn't get into in much, if at all. I don't really know if I'll have time and presence of mind to do well with this concept right now, but it's a continuing interest of mine and I've used various ways to do such stories, including Twine and Inklewriter and I mean to learn Inform as well, one day, if my mind has such a capacity. I'm also working on a video CYOA series that is mostly done but I found myself blocked for a long time and ... well after all that work, I really ought to finish the last bits, but we'll see. I'd let you all know if it got done, :D

  • #2084 Posted 1 year ago
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I'm going to use this account for 'choose your own adventure' ventures; I think that it will be an e…

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