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Action/Adventure: January 07, 2015 Issue [#6762]

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 This week: Try An Interactive
  Edited by: Leger~
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

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Interactive Stories

When looking through the Action / Adventure genre listing with the filter off, you'll find the list is heavily populated with interactive stories. And while many of the interactives are erotic or fetish in nature, there are some interesting choose-your-ending type stories in the mix. The fun part of the interactive is that as a reader, you can add your own part to the story, steer the story arc in a direction you'd like it to go. It can be a small commitment as one chapter or a big addition of a new character or story direction. Either way, it can be fun to latch on to someone else's inspiration and add your own little twist to the story.

When you add a chapter, the member who owns the item gets a notify when the chapter is added. Some preferences can be set to receive this notice off site. This lets the interactive owner know someone added and there is still interest in their item. Even absent members may be inspired to come back and revisit their portfolio. You, as the item owner, can edit or delete the new addition, which is great if a tiny misspelled word is driving someone bonkers.

Also, if you liked or disliked the story for a specific reason, do take a moment and leave a review. It's always nice to know your peers are reading items in your portfolio and their advice is always helpful.

This month's question: Do you have any interactive stories to recommend? (E - 18+ rated only)
Answer below *Down* Editors love feedback! *Heart*

Editor's Picks

 Problem Child  (13+)
I start to develop a strange power, what will I do?
#1632846 by Scifiwizard

Excerpt: All chapters are to be written in first person. (I, me, myself, I'm, etc.) This makes you the main character. New characters are welcome but I ask you to keep this an original story, avoid using already made up characters (unless if being used in reference ie: he's as strong as Superman(c).

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#1969390 by Not Available.

Excerpt: A few old short stories I wrote before starting my novel Dragons' Twilight. The short stories I've used have been changed to fit my novel.

 Hogwarts Old-school  (ASR)
Attend Hogwarts as Harry's parents, Black, Lupin and even Snape if you so wish...
#997668 by Bmao

Excerpt: Welcome to the Hogwarts of the past, here you can live out the school experiences of James Potter, Lily Evans, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin or Severus Snape. At this time, a young firebrand who goes by the self-styled nickname, 'Lord Voldemort' is recruiting members to join his Death Eaters. Yet school goes on as usual in this Hogwarts of 30 or so years before the present. Their decisions will greatly impact what is in store for the next generation of wizards.

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#1901324 by Not Available.

Excerpt: It all started on a Saturday afternoon, when Gabriel, a seventeen year old boy, exploring the attic of his house, finds it an old wooden chest. Inside the casket are a shiny, thin silver bracelet and a scroll describing the magical powers of the jewel. In fact, the wearer that bracelet before going to sleep, gets the magic power to create and control their own dreams and those of others dormant. Excited by the discovery that he had made, Gabriel decided to wear the bracelet before going to sleep.

In fact, shortly before ten o'clock in the evening, Gabriel was in his room and he was wearing his blue pajamas. Before going to bed to sleep, the boy put on his silver bracelet he had found in the attic. Once you put on that article and put under the covers of his bed, Gabriel tried to fall asleep. Fortunately, the bracelet gave off an aura of magic and invisible that had the power to fall asleep to the wearer. In this way, Gabriel fell asleep without difficulty into a deep sleep.

Shortly after, Gabriel is awakened, so he thought he had woken up, and he was suspended in an infinite white space. Gabriel did not know how, but he felt within him made ​​him realize that now really had the power to create and control their own dreams. He could even enter the minds of other people sleeping and control their own dreams. Gabriel could not wait to start using its new powers of Lord of Dreams!

 Discipline and Murder Chapter 1  (13+)
A time in the life of a hitman.
#1598238 by PenName

Excerpt: The street is dark, the alleys are darker. The tall brick buildings casting shadows down on either side are the oldest in the city, many of them built when the small city was in it's infancy. These few blocks had constituted what was once a one road town. Though progress made it into something bigger, the population was still under fifty-thousand and on the freeway the city can be driven through in under ten minutes by a driver sticking his needle to the speed limit. There are a few older bank buildings, and a few renovated and newer looking shops but they are all still side by side, most so close that the gap between them can't even be considered an alleyway. The next street over is populated by shops and drunkards, the prospect of free booze drawing most of the bums onto that side of this downtown area. That street is where the nightlife is centered, most of the bars in the city call that street home and it's denizens are mostly cheap hookers looking for a trick so they can get drunk or drunkards themselves trying to get lucky.

Central International Airport  (18+)
An airport with destinations and new beginnings. Take a trip.
#1079969 by Leger~

Excerpt: This is an airport where people can take a trip to fictional or real destinations, meet old friends or new, or escape on a new adventure.

CAUTION: I, as the Director of Operations at Central International, may do the following to travellers:
*Bullet*Search your bags and belongings for contraband or illegal goods.
*Bullet*Arrest you, detain or redirect your flight.
*Bullet*Accept bribes from my more unsavory characters and look the other way while your character is robbed, beaten, or "sent to swim with the fishes".
*Bullet*Edit misspellings or delete time line errors.

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#1999502 by Not Available.

Excerpt: He started down the trail and an hour later was back at his camp. He moved to his truck, an old wreck that went through two quarts of oil for each one tank of gas. He opened the hood to add oil when it felt like a spider web touched his face. He ran his fingers over his head and when they came away clean, realized it was not the wind bringing the chill to the night. He looked to the sky. The cold in his heart passed the cold of his flesh as he watched the stars. They were going out, one after another.

He knew it was useless to run. He sat down and sang his death song.

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This month's question: Do you have any interactive stories to recommend? (E - 18+ rated only)

Last month's question: Do you write and save character notes and emotion studies?

pnut67 replied: I do character notes, more on the characters family tree, and what he/she done as a child/teen/young adult, but as far as emotions...I am still a work in progress in that area because I am not so much an emotional person myself. I do not cry at weddings, funerals, baby showers...( that last example was an LOL)...but then on other hand...people do good to get me to smile also. So therefore being so , I guess you could say 'detached' from emotions, I am very poor & inept at giving my characters emotional responses...which could prove fatal to my writing one day.

Quick-Quill answered: I haven't done this as yet. I'm unsure how to create Characters based on people I see. I like the idea of watching situations unfold. My husband is a wealth of conflict. This may be my 2015 goal, to write character profiles on people I see. maybe just go to a mall, drink coffee and watch people.

GaelicQueen adds: I have a small notebook I keep in my purse. When I see something interesting, a person dressed or acting peculiar, an aggressive driver, someone being nice in a store, I write it down. To try to keep thoughts to remember later it in this aging head of mine, the thoughts sneaks away.

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