THE DARK AND DANGEROUS ROAD
Welcome to what will hopefully prove to be a hotbed of creative collaboration in writing and reading stories!
The idea is to give you, the reader, a bigger stake in an evolving story that we create together. I’ll do the writing and you can help steer the story in whichever direction you’d like it to go.
The general approach is that I will write one chapter per week (usually 1-2k words) and each one will be designed to end on a choice that has to be made. Did you ever read those Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid? I did and loved them. We’re going for some flavor of that. Only adult and post-apocalyptic.
After a chapter is released, you read it and vote for your favorite option of what should happen next. You will also be able to propose an idea of your own about what could happen next. If folks jump on board your idea or I happen to love it, I’ll add it as an option that everyone can vote on.
I will then figure out how to write the winning option into the next chapter and again end the new chapter at a spot that will offer another set of choices.
And off we go, interactively writing a story that I find intriguing from a collaboration standpoint and one in which you’ll get to help drive the narrative.
Sound fun? Then you’re in the right place!
I’ll be launching the experiment soon!