Posted February 24, 2011
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In just two hours, I’ll be starting my new livewritten adventure, Clockhopper. It’s a steampunk adventure about a warranty adjuster in 1875, and the Very Bad Mission he finds himself saddled with.
This time around, we have a variation on the livewriting theme. You can still suggest questions and answers to integrate into the story, but instead of picking a handful every chapter, I’ll pick one answer every hour, regardless of where I am in the story. It should be more fun to see, especially if the suggestion happens at an inopportune moment.
The other big trick is the Tell Me chapters. Every so often, I’m going to pause the narrative and explain whatever subject you most want to hear about. Just send a tweet with #5d1dtellme and I’ll pick one at random when the time comes.
Just so you know, I’m still not done the outline. This sucker is going to be a lot more like Fission Chips, which I wrote two years ago without a plan, and it still turned out ok. Let’s just hope I can do it again…
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