Hi! I’m looking for people who are willing to give feedback and/or collaborate on a project I’m working on.
This project is currently in the earliest stages. The idea is to create a website where multiple authors would post interactive fiction with climate change themes. In other words, it’s an interactive climate fiction project.
The basic premise is that the site itself is a bit of IF – a sci-fi reality that serves as a central hub for journeys into many individual stories. The individual stories can either be completely independent tales or choose to reference the shared reality of the site in small or big ways.
You can learn more about the project and help me decide on the name of the site by reading my most recent blog entry. I think I can’t link to my blog yet since I’m a new user, but you can find it easily by Googling my name or finding the link in my bio.
I don’t expect this to be a commercial project in the sense of selling books or paying authors for contributions. I do expect it to be a place where readers and authors can have fun exploring the intersections between IF and climate change – and authors can get exposure.
I would also like to know any feedback you have on how exactly to add IF to the site. Personally, for this particular project, I’m fond of the idea of having it all exist on WordPress pages.
I know this isn’t a particularly common way of doing IF, but it would lend itself well to the collaborative element. Low bar for entry, ease of letting multiple authors potentially edit the same IF page/story, etc.
I’m also considering adding support for other authoring tools that are easily compatible with WordPress. For example, there’s a Twine plugin for WordPress. Rather than being too attached to any one authoring tool, I might add support for several and just see what readers and authors like most.
Anyway, this is a bit of a side project currently, so I can’t guarantee swift responses to this message or swift movement on the project. But if you like the idea and have feedback to offer, collaboration interest, etc, let me know!