// In which my attempt to forge a new creative path in art led me right back to an old one in writing. // A few years ago I had the pleasure of being invited to co-teach The Art of Visual Storytelling course at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I’m three weeks in to this semester’s class and loving it. Plot wrangling! Story structure! Wordsmithing! All the narrative nourishment a typing monkey could hope for.
A writer walks into a doctor’s office. “You gotta help me, doc. I keep hearing about everyone making money from self-publishing, and everywhere I go, someone’s trying to sell me their book.” “I see,” the doctor says, nodding. “So what seems to be the problem?” “Well, I figure if everyone’s writing a book, I should […]
or “How I spent my weekend” I spent last weekend producing a LARP experience for the Steampunk Symposium, a steampunk-themed convention held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. My contribution ended up being a lot of narrative work and experience design, plus a minor role as an NPC (David Bainbridge of Sotheby’s). For details […]
The following is a guest post from Tyler Weaver Two types of choice make up the storytelling world of today: The first is the creator’s choice: the choices that we as content creators make to build the world of the story we’re telling. The second is the audience’s choice: limitless, and changeable at the click […]
My last post touched briefly on a topic I call narrative sequencing, which refers to the order in which an audience experiences the individual pieces of content of a transmedia property. I want to explore that concept a bit more in this post. ***** A few months ago, I woke up in the gutter, feeling […]