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Pandemic 1.0 at Sundance

A mysterious virus begins to affect the adults in a small rural town, and the youth soon find themselves cut off from civilization, fighting for their lives.
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Lance Weiler's transmedia project Pandemic a must see for all children and young adult storytellers.

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Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World. [#Transmedia]

Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World. [#Transmedia] | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Mike Jones says: "In a multiplatform world a Writer cannot be defined by a Medium". I also agree with his comments that in order to write, you have to be able to talk!


Those who write for Young Adults should find this of interest.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 23, 1:11 PM


Mike Jones:  "Long-standing tenets of narrative still hold, but if we’re going to live and work in a multiplatform world - where audiences are spread across many narrative forms, not conglomerated together around a dominant - then Writers may need to rethink their processes and even the definition of what they are and what they do..."

James Coombes's curator insight, March 24, 12:08 PM

"Technology has never changed what a Story is or what audiences expect of it. The commonality of Story between a stageplay, a novel, a film and a video game is much stronger than anything technology can throw at it."

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What Matthew Liddy learned in his first year running an interactive storytelling unit

What Matthew Liddy learned in his first year running an interactive storytelling unit | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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What the ABC is doing today will be of interest to all storytellers of tomorrow.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 17, 3:33 PM


Melody Kramer:  "The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News) has been producing interactive stories for many years, but it wasn’t until February of 2014 that Australia’s public broadcasting company formalized the process and created a team to focus exclusively on interactive storytelling."


DRC:  This article contains a great list of software tools and insights into the process of interactive storytelling that are useful beyond the newsroom.

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SXSW: The dawning of a transmedia world?

SXSW: The dawning of a transmedia world? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Loving the exploration of new technologies to enhance the 'story' experience. Writer's for children and young adults take note!

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"This is the year for transmedia, writes Cedar's Kim Willis - where making an impact means giving people a deep, sensory and immersive experience."

Steve Seager's curator insight, March 21, 8:32 AM

Integrating 'live' is just the first step ...

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One Teen Story - Submit

One Teen Story - Submit | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Calling for young adult submissions to literary magazine One Teen Story!

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2015 Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report – Implications for Digital Books : The Digital Media Diet

2015 Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report – Implications for Digital Books : The Digital Media Diet | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Scholastic published the 5th edition of their bi-annual report on children’s reading frequency, preferences and attitudes.

This report is one of just a few critical resources for anyone trying to make sense of the changing demographics and trends for young readers.

We discussed the survey last Sunday, January 25, 2015 on #StoryAppChat with our regular guests from the publishing industry. You can see our Storify transcript here:

https://storify.com/brooks_jones/storyappchat-transcript-for-01-25-15

Read the full report here:http://www.scholastic.com/readingreport/downloads.htm


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Of interest to all children's and young adult story creators.

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Transmedia in 2015

Transmedia in 2015 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
I’ve been eagerly studying, creating, curating and producing in the transmedia vein for the past few years, ever since the cross-media me saw the light of transmedia storytelling in a conference ro...

Via Simon Staffans
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Thanks, Simon!

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, February 5, 9:30 AM

Some thoughts on where we are today, IMHO

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Nickelodeon Remixes Its Sitcom Formula to Adapt to Children’s Media Consumption

Nickelodeon Remixes Its Sitcom Formula to Adapt to Children’s Media Consumption | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In an effort to counter ratings declines and children’s changing tastes, the network has introduced shows that have more nuance and sophistication.

Via Karen B Wehner
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Tweens need powerful storytelling too!

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, January 25, 10:41 PM

Seems about time that networks catered to smarter-than-ever tweens,

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Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: can a film about an attractive robot be feminist science fiction?

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: can a film about an attractive robot be feminist science fiction? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In Ex Machina, Alex Garland – writer of The Beach and 28 Days Later – suggests that the brave new dawn of artificial intelligence will not kill off our crappy old gender dynamics. Helen Lewis meets him.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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YA story creators can't escape the Gender Issue in storytelling.

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The best graphic novels of 2014

The best graphic novels of 2014 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Discover visual storytelling at its most scary, sexy, charming and futuristic in these standouts from the past year

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YA story creators will find this interesting.

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The importance of storytelling in the digital age

The importance of storytelling in the digital age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Where does storytelling fit in to this new world of technology and how can we support artists to explore these new opportunities?

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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You'd think Storytelling is the Next New Thing, but it's been around since grunts were transformed into words ...

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The Official SCBWI Blog: Class Clown Academy: SCBWI's President Self-Publishes his latest book (after more than 60 traditionally published titles!)

The Official SCBWI Blog: Class Clown Academy: SCBWI's President Self-Publishes his latest book (after more than 60 traditionally published titles!) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Steve Mooser explores self-publishing as a writer for children and young adults.

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Updating Archie Comics for a New Generation of Readers

Updating Archie Comics for a New Generation of Readers | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
You may think of teen comic hero Archie as a 'nostalgia brand,' but a fresh look and edgier stories he is being updated for a new generation of readers.
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Archie is re-born!

 

Take note writers for young adults.

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French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments

French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
With meager advances—often just 500 euros—and royalty rates of 3-8%, French children's book authors have much to complain about.
Jeni Mawter's insight:

LOVE this protest from children's authors in France.

"Authors soon to be naked?" due to dwindling incomes.

Relevant to authors world-wide!

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Apple's Haptic Tech Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs | WIRED

Apple's Haptic Tech Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs | WIRED | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Apple's new haptic trackpad suggests a future in which we won't just see interfaces but feel them, too.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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Bringing 'touch' to the storytelling experience is so exciting!

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Aaron Ozee's 10 Steps To Become Successfully Self-Published

Aaron Ozee's 10 Steps To Become Successfully Self-Published | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Aaron Ozee, a prolific 18-year-old self-published poet, offers his sometimes unorthodox methodology for becoming a bestselling author.
Jeni Mawter's insight:

A gutsy and visionary young poet! Congratulations Aaron Ozee.

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Text Prize

Text Prize | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Calling for entries for children's and young adult writers! This is a fantastic opportunity.

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How E-Books Have Changed the Print Marketplace

How E-Books Have Changed the Print Marketplace | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Nielsen offers specific figures on how ebook sales have affected print sales in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and juvenile categories.

Via Carisa Kluver
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Reading in evolution.

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Archiving Transmedia - What happens when the platforms you use to tell a story go away?

Archiving Transmedia - What happens when the platforms you use to tell a story go away? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair, Karen B Wehner
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Wrestling with this myself!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 3, 1:23 PM


Mike Vogel:  "Here’s a dilemma every transmedia producer faces… You discover a new storytelling platform–maybe you get in to their invite-only beta–and you create a story that uses the strengths of that platform. The platform gives you a powerful new way to express yourself interactively, but then something happens. Maybe the startup runs out of funding, gets acquired, or changes their business model. Suddenly the DNA of your story is no longer available to you. Your story can no longer be told."

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, February 4, 11:06 AM

Great points in this article!

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The Art of Storytelling in Gaming

The Art of Storytelling in Gaming | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair, Karen B Wehner
Jeni Mawter's insight:

As story telling in gaming gets more sophisticated it will have a flow on effect to storytelling in all types of narratives.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 30, 2014 12:56 PM


Kamal Sinclair:  "Games have done more work to pioneer best practices in interactive and participatory storytelling than any medium since the ancient theater traditions. Still, questions continue to circulate about its ability to match other mediums in terms of complex and cathartic stories, nuanced and fully evolved characters, and empathy."

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Making "Tracks" Interactive--A New Book And App Update An Amazing Journey

Making "Tracks" Interactive--A New Book And App Update An Amazing Journey | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Photographer Rick Smolan is back with a new book that revisits a 37-year-old journey while pushing the boundaries of media interactivity.

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Australian epic journey now and interactive experience for story consumers!

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Six-year-olds outstrip adults in digital understanding but teens lead the way

Six-year-olds outstrip adults in digital understanding but teens lead the way | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The ‘millennium generation’ have the most digital confidence and knowledge say Ofcom in its latest communications market report. What else does it tell us?

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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The flow-on effect to Young Adult storytelling is obvious...
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Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue

Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Are words on the way out?

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The new universal language.

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The Topics Dystopian Films Won't Touch

The Topics Dystopian Films Won't Touch | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

'When the first Hunger Games film decided to cast black actors in the roles of Cinna and Rue, many fans of Collins’s book (who had imagined the characters differently despite the novel’s clear description of their “dark brown” skin color) were upset, but they still went to see the film in droves. In the sequel, Jeffrey Wright was cast as Beetee, who is in fact described as having “ashen” skin by Collins...'


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The fixation with all things Dystopian is going to have an interesting effect on a Society that is furiously avoiding the difficult issues, in effect refusing to grow up!

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