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.Continue reading “Why Write Interactive Fiction?”
Ambrose eyed the massive throng of people moving through the station with tired eyes. He put his sunglasses on to help darken the glaring lights that emitted from each and every person. Though he had often heard how people described auras, the lights he saw were much different. Instead of just having a contained glow around them, everyone Ambrose saw radiated a bright, powerful light. Although it was annoying at times, the man had learned to use his gift to his advantage.Continue reading “Wisteria’s Short Story #3: The Lights”
Today’s Topic: What our impulses say about us
It’s interesting, to say the least, that after living over a quarter of a century in the world I often find myself reflecting on my own character. Am I a good person? Do I do the right thing whenever I can? What exactly has shaped me to be the person I am today? I have a never-ending list of questions about my personality and genuine self that I fear I might not get answers to. Yet, asking these questions and evaluating myself are all part of growing and learning.Continue reading “WWW #21: Impulses”
So you’ve decided you want to dip your toe into writing horror, or maybe you just want to brush up on your skills or see what other people have to say about writing this genre. No matter what your reasons for researching horror writing, I’m hopeful you can find some tips or tricks in this article that might inspire, educate, or prompt you to do your best at writing your next horror piece. Right off the bat, my biggest piece of advice is this: if it scares you to write, chances are it’ll scare your audience to read.