Sunday, September 1, 2013

Steampunk on Sunday: The Narrator's Study

Are you sitting comfortably?
Then I'll begin.

Once upon a time, if you were a writer
there weren't many ways you could share your work
unless you were in print.

The magnificent rise of the
changed all that.
Now we can write what we want.
We can share it, we can sell it
we can print it.
We can all write on the Web.

This is known as a writing spider.
I found her in my garden.
Writing spider on the web.

And in this great endeavour,
we're not alone.
People come and read our blogs.
Like you, right now.

And we can write cooperatively.
 Share worlds. Build narratives.
Play with others and have adventures.

I've found a blog that does just that.

Enter the Study

is a writing blog
that allows everyone to join in
and write collaboratively with others
 to create an adventure in
continuous text.

All contributions are moderated
and then posted seamlessly
into the story, and the
contributor given credit
in the body of the narrative.

If you're a role player, especially 
an on-line role player,
you'll be familiar with this kind of thing.

If you've ever enjoyed creative writing
this is just your kind of thing.

 Rules are set up at the beginning
of each tale
to give everyone a basic structure,
and the tales follow familiar genres
so anyone who reads fiction
will know something
about the world they're writing in.

Like, you know:-
Dark Fantasy
More fantasy
Space Opera

This months featured 
writing adventure?

Come along and join in 
the escapades of 
Captain Finn aboard the

The Blog has a mature warning
when you enter.

there's nothing on there spicier than
your Granny's romantic fiction.
(And you know Granny is reading 
50 Shades, right?)

If you just want to write a tale of your own
you can offer it to
The Narrator's Library.

You can write stand-alone pieces;
or start your own story
in your own world,
and have others join in.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful idea. I haven't written anything in quite some time. Perhaps a jaunt or two.
    Thanks for sharing Miss B!!

    1. You're very welcome, Ron! I thought maybe you'd be the kind of person who was interested.

  2. Thank you so very much for the wonderful Feature on this most excellent blog, Rhissanna. Your writing posts have been a thrill to read. If you haven't read Rhissanna's fiction writing, treat yourself to a bit of it. She's really, really good! You can see examples in Tea and Zeppelins and Castle Avenduri. Thanks again, Rhissanna!

    1. My pleasure, Narrator and I'm blushing! Thank you for saying such nice things about my writing. I'm having such fun writing and seeing what I write become part of the bigger story.

  3. Excellent! I would love to read some of the stories ;o)

    1. You should do that, Magic Love Crow. Get out your keyboard and add something, if you want to join in!

  4. This is a great idea! There are so many writers out there and such a collaboration would be a ton of fun. Oh, I LOVE your writing spider and the hilarious caption beneath. Hugs, sweetie. Mina

    1. I was pretty thrilled when I found the site and I've already made some contributions. Please go have a look and give them some encouraging feedback, as they're very new. It's been exciting so far.

      As for the spider, isn't she gorgeous? Glad you appreciate her.


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