I asked for this invite, and then got crazy busy and kind of forgot about it. Sorry. :(
But perhaps you'll forgive me after meeting my very first attempt at a crossmedia story. Hopefully.
I'm fascinated by alternate reality games and transmedia, so I've read a lot on both. I've even written an interactive story, a Pinterest story, and a location-based story as assignments for a storytelling course I took last fall. But we never really got to transmedia or crossmedia, so I never got to play.
This year, I'm participating in Digital Writing Month (DigiWriMo) in the hopes I can catch up on some digital-based writing projects that have been falling behind. In addition to our own projects, we receive prompts periodically that we can tackle or not as we see fit.
This week, our prompt was to tell a cross media story, starting in our primary medium, then expanding into a second medium, and then expanding into the third medium. (Wrapping my mind around "only three media" to mean text, audio, and visual was the basis of my blogging this week, a much needed inspiration.)
Being a writer, I started with a tweet: I borrowed a book on how to be cool. It said, "Take more Selfies." So I did. Which I followed up with a selfie of an artist's mannequin. And wrapped up the story by sharing one of the mannequin's friends planning an intervention. It was fun and people seem to like it, so that's a good thing.
Yesterday, I contributed to this week's Weekly Writing Challenge on hitRECord. If you've ever been in a creative writing class or a writing group, you're familiar with the game where you all build a story together one sentence at a time. That's what we're doing on hitRECord this week. You find a sentence you like and add the next sentence. The way it's set up is pretty fractal, but something really awesome could come put of it.
In between all of the writing, I've been editing an audiobook and auditioning for some upcoming radio dramas. This weekend, I'm hoping to get some voiceover work done for hitRECord. Busy life, and I'm grateful for it.