Sunday, November 9, 2008

Choose your own adventure...

OK, so want to write a choose your own adventure book, but I don't have the time or skills to do so. So here's what i'm gonna do. I'm gonna start the story. And I might even continue it some, but if any of you aspiring writers out there want to help a brother out, feel free to add to the adventure. Simply add a comment to the end of a section with a link to the follow up section on your blog.

For those interested, here are the ground rules:

1. Choose your own adventure stories are written in second person. For the sake of continuity I ask that you write with lots of sensory words and direct actions.

2. No writer writes two consecutive sections of the story (unless a week has passed with no other contributions). This is to be a collaboration.

3. Each "episode" ends with a clear decision for the reader to make. The decision should be simple with only 2 choices and should leave room for the next author to take the story in a new direction or add a new element to the story. These decisions should refrain from leading the following section too much. For example, a good concluding decision might ask "Do you decide to eat dinner at home, or go out to get something?" A leading question might ask instead " Do you stay and eat macaroni, or do you go to McDonalds".

4. This story is PG.

5. There are no other rules

5 comments:

I Dream of Scotland said...

A) I am confused. Is the story you want me to continue the one from Oct 14, or are you starting a different one.

B) I am going to have to say that to make this a truly choose your own adventure, the writer should write two parts, telling the reader to choose which comment section to go to. I will show you on the Oct. 14th story....

luke said...

hmmm i don't think that was how it was supposed to work john--i think you were supposed to pick just one and write the next segment of the story on your blog. so not so much a "choose your own adventure" as a "create your own adventure," like we did with the stories we told that one night in the house of kings where you just pick up on the story and run with it. yeah?

so how abouts you pick one of your two, and then i (or whoever else) will continue the story...? (i recommend the cave one).

I Dream of Scotland said...
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R.W. Shipshape said...

Heya Sam! It's Kelly Dooley--however, with all of these security fears, maybe I should change my name to Lemming Poo. Perhaps.

Essentially writing to:
1) say hello
2) make the connection that we both have blogs. Raise the roof.
3) applaud your adventure story writing and your call for fellow blogger participation
4) wish you well

The e(X)pat files said...

i wanna join this... can I?