October 20 2012

I love writing.

I love writing. I really do. It’s fascinating to hear the opinions of someone who does if for a living. The idea of learning about the world of their narrative because it is fun- eg the way people know stuff in Skyrim – is immensely powerful. The power of narrative to suck you in, and to completely absorb you in its world, is incredible. None of this stuff was new to me …. and that’s ok. I found this to be a really well thought out discussion of the powerful elements in narrative which build and sustain engagement in your story. I probably needed something a little kinder to my brain after the previous sessions.

Alan Baxter, the presenter for this session, is an author of books with pages, as well as of game narratives. He wrote the Leornian storyline, as well as the narrative for the Seymour Quest, which was an interactive game played around the festival of learning. If you want to check out his work you can head to his website (in a post earlier today I mentioned I was a little fan-girly over some presenters today? Totally applies here!!)

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Posted October 20, 2012 by Tamara Reads in category PLANE

About the Author

She/her. On Whadjuk Noongar land. NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

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