We here at Faery Ink Press are interactive fiction fans. Basically, fiction where the reader actively participates in the unfolding story. In the newsletter, we have an active story, and subscribers get to choose what happens next!
It follows the basic plotline of the first book in the series, Stars In Her Eyes, except you, as the protagonist, get to choose what happens to you. Will you discover the real secret behind Sparkstone University? Will you become an alien pawn? You can affect the outcome of this story by signing up for the newsletter.
Past and In Progress You-Choose Adventures
Will you find true love, or misjudge your magic know-how and be stuck forever in the forest? This was the first you-choose story I ran in the newsletter. You can see the results here. Newsletter subscribers will get a free e-copy of the entire story once all the paths have been fleshed out.
For about four hours on Facebook, I created an interactive adventure for participants, live! Their decisions drove the story and whether they ultimately cracked the case. Read the (hilarious!) results here.
This is an unfinished story – we’ll be returning to it after the Sparkstone story has run its course – and is a companion/sequel story to the one created live on Facebook. You can read the first couple of entries here.