Choose Your Own Adventure: Hobart EditionAugust 5th, 2013 at 13:31
So this is something that I am doing! I’m taking part in a collaborative writing project which will involve writing choose your own adventures set in real cities (in my case a Livia Day mystery set in Hobart of course), which enable the readers/players to visit the locations of each part of the story in real life via an interactive map. It’s very exciting to be part of this, especially looking at some of the other writers involved.
The project is to be crowd-funded, and our inspirational leader Emily Craven explains more about how the Choose Your Own Map Adventure City project will work over on the Pozible page. (Not Kickstarter, cos based in Australia, though several of the participating authors & cities are from the US or Europe), Check out the video, the project details and of course the tiers of rewards if you are moved to donate. Every dollar is appreciated, not least because a large portion of the budget goes towards paying the writers…
Do you remember the old Choose Your Own Adventure books? How would you like to do one in real life?
For those of you who don’t know, I’m taking part in a new collaborative writing project where myself and some other fantastic genre writers are writing Choose Your Own Adventures that you can do in real life! Not only will you actually get to stand where the story is happening but you can dictate what happens next, while you explore the weird and wonderful features of a new (or old!) city.
But we need your help to get this project off the ground. To do this we have set up a crowdfunding page for our project http://pozible.com/chooseadventure. If you don’t know what crowdfunding is, it’s all explained on the page. But one thing to keep in mind is it involves rewards and they are amazing, including everything from signed books to Skype conversations with the authors. If you could pledge to this project I would be greatly appreciative. Even if the only thing you can afford is to pass the word onto your friends, family, and colleges or just pledge $5, every bit counts!
We launch today, the 5th of August, hopefully if we can raise a large portion of our goal on the first day we should be able to get some media attention.
Before signing off I thought I’d let you know some of the stellar writers who will also be writing a choose your own adventure for this project:
Isobelle Carmody, Marianne De Pierres, Sean Williams, Mindy Klasky, Mark Leslie, Sophie Masson, Michael Pryor, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Kim Wilkins, Angela Slatter, Lee Battersby, David B. Coe & Jennifer St George plus a host of emerging writers!