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Story Shuffle

Keen to try this out but just realised, following move, am a bit more isolated in terms of other writing friends than I used to be. I took you for granted co-located writing buddies … I’m sorry….

On the other hand, maybe this is motivation to organise a day or weekend of writing events to make new writing friends…

“Story Shuffle: A Collaborative Writing Exercise

Participants in this exercise will use index cards to generate short prose fragments. Once collected together and shuffled, the fragments form a single work of collaborative fiction which, though no doubt peculiar in structure and varied in tone, will present surprising and exciting arrangements of setting, character, points of view, and plot.”

Source: Writing Resources | Jedediah Berry

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‘A writing and reading adventure in participatory fiction. Will you read and write the story with us?’

via Introducing Story Unbound — Story Unbound — Medium.

This is an interesting idea that I bookmarked a little while ago. The short story is that it’s a collaborative writing experiment using the Medium writing/publishing platform. It’s not something that I have the time or motivation to get involved with myself but I was intrigued to see how/where it was going.

Checking back in on it today I see there are a number of stories/beginnings that have been ‘unbound’ and put out there for others to ‘stitch’ into/onto.

Something I think is really neat is the way that ‘story maps’ are being created using Coggle. For example, a story map of ‘The Tests’ (as it stands today):

TheTestsCoggle

Unbind and stitch