The image shows a visual representation of how interactive fiction uses branching pathways based on choices made by the reader.

Why Write Interactive Fiction?

Interactive fiction is no longer a ‘new’ concept. It’s been around for a while, though many people might have never even known about it due to the fact that it flew under the radar of mainstream media for so long. There are many forms and styles of interactive fiction, though some are easier to create and distribute than others. Two popular variants, visual novels and interactive chat fictions (where the reader is playing in a similar way to sending text messages), are quickly becoming more popular as interactive fiction is being created on a greater scale.

Since I’ve decided to start on a journey into interactive fiction, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at the good and the bad aspects that come with the territory. For a reader, interactive fiction can be fun and exciting. For a writer, it can either be a chore or a pleasure to produce.

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“Hey Wisteria, Where’ve You Been?”

For those of you wondering why the website has been so sparse lately, I’ve decided to make an update that will detail all the crazy and awesome changes that have been going on in my life up until May 2019. Hopefully I can get back onto a regular schedule with uploading more blogs and interesting articles, but for now I’ve got lots to do and very little time to do it!

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