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Interactive stories are "choose your own ending" stories started by a member of Writing.Com and continued by any member that wishes to participate. Members of any paid membership level may create and host an Interactive Story. At the end of each chapter, readers are given a few plot choices and must choose the direction of the story. When you come to the end of a storyline, it's your turn to add a chapter!
If you are interested in checking out some Interactive stories by other members, you can find them by clicking on Browse by Type in the navigation menu under the Writing.Com logo and choosing Interactive Stories. An Interactive Story must have at least three chapters to show up in the listings. Any content that is not properly rated (E through 18+) may be removed from public listings. Further, Writing.Com reserves the right to remove any story from the public listing that is sexual or profane in nature. While not all content is monitored, we will try to keep public portions of the interactive story clean.
Interactive Stories are created just like any other item type on Writing.Com. There are two methods for creating and saving them. You can select the Create New Item link in the navigation under the Writing.Com logo, then scroll down and click on Interactive Story. Or, you can go to your Portfolio and select Create Item just below your Portfolio tab. Select Interactive Story" from the links that drop down. In either case, follow the instructions in the "Create an Interactive Story Item" window. For information about creating and editing an Interactive Story, please see "Create/Edit an Interactive Story" .1
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to add chapters to my new Interactive Story item. How do I add chapters?
To add chapters to your new interactive story, click on the View tool in your portfolio below the interactive story. On the following page, click "Click Here To Enter This Story". This will bring you to the first page of your new story. You will be asked to add a new chapter; this will be the first chapter. Fill it in, submit it and you are on your way!
I created an interactive story, but it doesn't show up in the interactive listings. Why?
Your story must have at least 3 chapters in order to be listed within the public rankings and listings. Also, Writing.Com reserves the right to remove from public listing any story that is sexual or profane in nature. While we do not monitor all content, we will try to keep public portions of the interactive story area of the site clean. Owners of interactive stories should keep their item rating current to the content being added.