Articles Tagged: technology

A book in half a billion

When writers discuss plot and pacing in narrative craft, especially in creative writing classes, we often talk about the curve of stories, the rise and fall in tension that characterises the most common story structures. Now usually, at least in my experience, that curve is not something a writer actively thinks about while composing a… Read more »

Call for Papers: MIX 2019: Experiential Storytelling

After the success of the last four MIX conferences, MIX 2019 returns to the beautiful surroundings of Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court Campus in Wiltshire on the 1st and 2nd July 2019. This year’s conference will be a more intimate, single strand version, curated for a smaller audience to give time and space to instigate… Read more »

Screenshots: Beemgee

Screenshots is a regular feature by Simon Groth, highlighting a project, app, or other resource of interest. Beemgee An online authoring tool Beemgee is a web-based tool designed demystify complex narrative, breaking it down into its components, and step its users through the minutiae of storytelling, one concept at a time. Essentially, it is a… Read more »

Breathe – a digital ghost story

What happens when a story comes to you where you are reading? What new types of storytelling are made possible when narrative accesses technology to personalise itself to you? Breathe is a digital ghost story to be read on your phone. It tells the story of a young woman, Flo, who can communicate with the… Read more »

Versions of Paradise

Recently, my collection of flash fiction, The Paradise Project, was published simultaneously as an ebook and in a book-arts edition using technology that would have been familiar to Johannes Gutenberg: hand-set type impressed on handmade paper with a hand-operated press. As the two versions progressed, I had a stunning realisation: publishing has circled back to its… Read more »

5 days, 2 lives, 1 writing challenge…

Chris Smith, Write Track

…Your chance to test the Write Track 5 day challenge At Write Track we use persuasive technology to encourage writers to write more regularly – and become more productive. Something we’ve written about before for this website. Today, we’re inviting Writing Platform readers to test out our new free 5-day writing kickstart – a writing… Read more »