Posts Tagged ‘Interactive Fiction’

The Best Of GMW From 2013

December 31st, 2013 No comments

Howdy! I hope 2013 was great for you and you got lots of writing done! I bet I can guess what your new year’s resolution is. To celebrate, here are some of the best Get Me Writing posts from this year. Enjoy! Read more…

Interactive Fiction Authoring Tools

May 28th, 2013 21 comments

If you want to get into writing Interactive Fiction (IF) it can be hard to know where to get started. So here is a list of five IF authoring tools so you can pick the approach that’s best for you. Read more…

Zarf and the Amazing Response!

November 26th, 2010 No comments

I’m aware that for anyone who is interested in interactive fiction, this is already old news. But, it is ongoing, so I’d like to help keep it out there. For those who don’t know, Andrew Plotkin has taken the plunge and decided to make writing IF his full-time job! But, more than that, he has so far raised over $26,000 to do it! Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – bonus round!

October 28th, 2010 No comments

When I asked my Interactive Fiction authors questions a few weeks ago, I included some extra ones that were slightly off-topic. While not necessarily tips for the new IF author, they should certainly be of interest to those involved in IF and who want to know more about it or about the authors in question. Once again I was fortunate that they were so generous with their time, as I got back some answers even for those extra questions! I include them all here in a kind of bonus round to finish off my IF series.

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Jacqueline A. Lott

October 15th, 2010 No comments

Continuing our series on interactive fiction, and tips from the masters, this week we have some advice from Jacqueline A. Lott. Read more…

Other interests – an unwanted distraction from your writing?

October 9th, 2010 No comments

Those following the blog, and my tweets will have seen my enthusiastic delve into the world of interactive fiction. With that series nearing its end (there’s still a couple of posts in it, so don’t despair IF fans), I thought I’d take a little time to review this period when I rediscovered IF. Just to be clear, this post is not about interactive fiction, but a reflection on the last few weeks. Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Sarah Morayati

October 2nd, 2010 No comments

Continuing our series on interactive fiction, and tips from the masters, this week we have some advice from Sarah Morayati. Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Aaron Reed

September 18th, 2010 No comments

More professional tips this week (you can find the first post here). This time it’s the turn of interactive fiction writer, Aaron Reed. Aaron is also the author of the recently published Creating Interactive Fiction With Inform 7. Do you want to guess what his favourite IF writing program will be? Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Emily Short and Stephen Granade

September 11th, 2010 No comments

I wanted to finish off my series of Interactive Fiction posts with some hints and tips for the new IF writer. Unfortunately, I’m new to this myself, and therefore not really qualified to give advice on such a unique form. So, instead, I asked some well-known IF authors to do it for me! This week, I am very proud to present insight from Emily Short and Stephen Granade. Read more…

Why write IF

August 18th, 2010 No comments

Interactive fiction – writing software

Welcome to part three of my interactive fiction series. So far, we’ve described interactive fiction and it’s history; looked at how you can get into reading it, and how you can get into writing it. There may be some of you still wondering what the big deal is, and that’s fine. You don’t have to like it. But I’d like to have one last go at persuading you. Read more…