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1 of WRT is Goes Authentic in ALL CAPS at WRT: Writer Response Theory

1 of WRT is Goes Authentic in ALL CAPS at WRT: Writer Response Theory | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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"..Authentic in All Caps is a master work, a story about woman and sidekick facing ridiculous obstacles to being herself. The story is complex and yet playful. In this project, as she explains, Christy is harnessing the rich narration that audio drama creates, her deep understanding of an ARG aesthetic combined with a wildly imaginative carnivalesque inversion of the cultural hierarchies. Here is a satirical world where artists are assassins and quantum physicists run the underworld. A world I’d love to romp in.

When I asked Christy about this recently, she said,

 

Christy:Remember when we started WRT?! Good times. :) Back then I was very keen on the use of chatbots in storytelling (and still am). But I was really excited by IF and all the possibilities there. I also got into alternate reality games, created a few of those and worked on big branded entertainment projects. I’ve also been lucky to have worked as a writing and design consultant on digital extensions to theatre, film, and gaming projects. So over the years I’ve been through the process of having huge external constraints being put on ideas, as well as the constraints of limited budgets and constraints I put on myself to facilitate the creative process.

 

Christy:So now I’m putting more time and effort on playing with digital technologies for my own wacky stories and ideas. I recently launched a playful story for the phone at a pervasive gaming festival in Melbourne (and this will be released worldwide soon). But the big personal project I’m working on is a web audio adventure. The idea for this unusual storytelling approach came about from my work on alternate reality games, and my love of audio, comedy, and digital technology. I’m combining radio drama with web navigation and online storytelling to create a web audio adventure. It hasn’t been done before and so I’ve spent the past year refining experience design issues and of course honing the script...."

 


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Interview with Christy Dena re AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS!

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, February 23, 2013 4:32 PM

Great interview on Mark Marino's blog!

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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.
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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.

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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

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Wrestling with this myself!

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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

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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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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?

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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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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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No more lugging.

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Once upon a bot: can we teach computers to write fiction?

Once upon a bot: can we teach computers to write fiction? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
They submit manuscripts on time. They never suffer writer’s block. And they don’t spend hours Googling their Amazon sales. There’s just one thing wrong with robot authors – their stories stink. Tom Meltzer talks to the scientists teaching creative writing to the next generation of androids, while Nicholas Lezard reviews the latest robot fiction

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Children and young adult writers, watch out!

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A Short History of Interactivity

A Short History of Interactivity | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
This is no (r)evolution

"Each day there are more of us interactive storytellers. Because we enjoy the freedom of creating with fewer boundaries, because we could not take another “lean-back” century or because it is just that thing to explore right now. But it would be a great loss to engage in the craft of telling interactive stories without knowing where we come from. So there is, a bit of background "


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Interaction returns.

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7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to Adults - Huffington Post (blog)

7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to Adults - Huffington Post (blog) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to AdultsHuffington Post (blog)Sometimes you feel like a brooding, meditative tome about classical music and the Cold War. Sometimes you don't.
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Interesting

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Megan Andersen's curator insight, October 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Many people like to judge adults who read young adult books, but they often provide more diverse characters and plot lines than some of the adult authors who basically write the same book over and over.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Upcoming event: WRITING FOR TWEENS, TEENS & NEW ADULTS IN 2015

Upcoming event: WRITING FOR TWEENS, TEENS & NEW ADULTS IN 2015 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
90 minute online workshop taught by Deb Halverson, author of Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies and Writing New Adult Fiction: How to Write and Sell New-Adult Fiction.
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Writing for Young Adult workshop!

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Neil Gaiman’s Hansel & Gretel has an unexpected inspiration

Neil Gaiman’s Hansel & Gretel has an unexpected inspiration | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Neil Gaiman writes stunningly original stories that can make the skin crawl and the teeth chatter. But his latest work might sound familiar: it’s an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm breadcrumb dropper, Hansel & Gretel.


A collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti for Toon Books, Hansel & Gretel is a swirl of inky lines with our hero and heroine always at a distance, as lost in the chaos of the images as they are in the forest. The setting here is no fairy tale — Gaiman sets his retelling of the story in a war zone. This decision was inspired after visits to two refugee camps in Jordan where Syrian refugees are building their lives as their country continues to fall apart. (Watch: Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive.)

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Of interest to those who write for children and young adults.

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Steady Trade Results in June and July - Publishers Lunch

The AAP released monthly sales statistics for both June and July, which remained consistent with the pattern from earlier in the year, though perked up in July. Most of the year's growth is coming children's and young adult books, which have been up year-over-year for all seven reported months, though…
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Young Adult still driving the market.

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