Good Grief.

Look at this, it’s the middle of the month and now there’s news.

So – what to say?

Well, first off – sorry about the whole One Story a Day, Every Day thing. As you can see from the hurried excuse sent on my birthday, things are a little hectic here. I’m going to start sectioning off time to do some writing and I’m going to aim for 2 or 3 stories a week, until things quieten down.

So – if there was ever a time you wanted to submit something, now would be the time to do it.

Actually – there’s a lot of news this month so let’s start with…

The Archive: Is now work again. I tweaked a way of referencing pages and the whole thing went down.

There – now that’s out the way. Content. For the next while I’ll be tinkering with the stories on here. They’ll be as often as possible – two to three a week – but there’s going to be some running themes and some recurring characters.

The stories will continue to be self contained, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to leap in at any time. The themes will be:

The War on Real Life. What was merely a way of saying “Sorry. There’s been a lack of stories” has taken on a life of its own. There’s a lot of material ready for this, including Refugee Stories – stories written in the style of a young child, a wounded soldier etc.

Litranatuics: I recently moaned that I wanted a Vurt. I wanted a world where things could happen that were necessarily strange and…and…wait..that’s what I based the whole thing on. Hacking Reality. So, there’s a world of Litranaut material on its way too.

Erotic Outlaws: A couple of years back I made some notes for a web-comic. It was based on a couple who spread excitement into an otherwise gray world, and on the group that has been assigned to catch them. The notes incubated (read – were forgotten about and now have resurfaced) and the stories will be edited for text only.

The Usual: And on top of this there’s also the usual run of odd, off the wall, touching, strange stories that will grace these pages.

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I’ve been reading a book on games as narrative: First Person. New Media as Story, Performance and Game and it’s companion . The first one is a little dated, but it’s got some amazing ideas. One of the things is that storytelling in new media shouldn’t look like storytelling in current media.

Which got me thinking.

I’m going to toy with the idea of some more experimental storytelling – hypertext, voice, treasure hunt games, semacodes etc.

Now – I’m not sure how that’s going to fit in with the RSS readers, so there’ll be an imprint for that. If/when that kicks off, I’ll yell about it here.

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And in General News: I Has Ginger. My netvibes page can be found here. It’s not so pretty, as yet, but it’s a start.

And finally, an artist friend of mine has his portfolio up. He is amazing. He’s worked on a bunch of movies and I’m also collaborating with him on something. You can find his work here, and he’ll be going into the links ASAP.

 

So – that’s your lot. On with the stories.

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