Hello readers and welcome to my blog.
My name is Cameron, I’m a 22 year old creative writer living in Sydney, Australia. I’ve had a few blogs in the past, ranging from looking after animals to news and current affairs. I’ve decided to dedicate a blog to writing. I love writing, and at this stage in my life do it purely for my own entertainment and to build my writing skills up.
I am currently writing a novel (the first of which I actually intend on finishing) and am about half way through it! When It is finished all my readers will get the first look before I become insanely famous and surpass J.K Rowling’s income. (yeah right).
Now onto the idea of this blog. I’ve had a decent look around the internet and have not seen this idea out there yet, who knows, it might just catch on! I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘Choose your own adventure story’ books. If you haven’t, it’s a type of book that gives the reader options and decisions to make in which will play out a specific story line.
For example: Turn to page 17 if you want Annie to climb down the darkened staircase or Turn to page 58 if you want Annie to go through the door at the end of the hallway. Now each of these options would lead to two different scenarios. Such as Annie escaping the house, or walking into a room full of murders.
Now I won’t be creating this blog by the exact same principle as a ‘Create your own adventure story’. What I will be doing instead is writing a chapter or so per post. Then the readers will be able to comment at the bottom giving suggestions, or asking what they want to happen next. At the end of the post will have a scenario where you get to decide what you want to happen next. General consensus will win the debate, if there are too many people debating on what to do next there will be a poll added to help the decision.
Example: Jack was running for his life, with the pounding footsteps of his pursuers closing in. Claire was a few metres ahead of him, screaming as she ran. Suddenly Claire tripped on the path and tumbled to the pavement. A solid cracking sound as her skull hit the ground drummed through Jacks ears.
Should jack stop and help Claire to her feet, or save himself?
People will also be able to add what they think should happen next, and not be limited to the options I suggest. What ever suggestion is picked will be included in the next chapter. With the example, say Jack stopped to help Claire, the next chapter may be about him helping her, then being caught, and the two of them being held in a room by the captors, after this there might be a few options on how to escape, you give suggestions, and the game goes on.
Who knows? After finishing a story we could have a decent book that you were all a part of creating!
Thanks for reading guys, I’m excited to get to work!