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Crafting Interactive Narratives

How do you craft an interactive story that branches, unfolds, weaves over itself and transforms through every reading?

In this workshop you'll be introduced to the fundamental ideas behind interactive narrative and test them out with Twine, a free online software for hypertext.

By unpacking several expert techniques and applying them to popular folk tales, you'll learn how to manage multilinear stories and craft engaging interactions for readers.

Suitable for... Fiction, non-fiction, poetry & games writers interested in interactive storytelling. No previous experience or technical knowledge needed!


Participants will:

  • Be introduced to interactive narratives (what they are and how they work) and techniques for creating them
  • Have a go at using Twine, a free online software used by games writers and other interactive narrative writers to write interactive scripts
  • Connect with other like-minded writers interested in interactive fiction and digital experimentation
  • You can access Twine here if you would like to pre-explore the software and have a go before the workshop.


This workshop is presented by the Writers SA No Limits: Young Regional Writers program and is aimed at regional writers aged 30 and under, however writers from all ages and locations are very welcome to attend this online workshop.

Due to the nature and activities of the workshop, you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop computer) as you will not be able to fully participate using a phone or tablet.



About Rory Green

Rory Green is a writer, editor and digital media artist living on unceded Gadigal land. Their digital interactive work has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, The Lifted Brow and Running Dog among others, and has been programmed as part of BLEED Festival, Freeplay Festival and Cementa Arts Festival. They have taught digital literature as part of Express Media's Toolkits: Digital Storytelling program, as well as through workshops for Digital Writers Festival, National Young Writers Festival, and Queensland Poetry.


WSA Member $44 / Non-member $77 /

No Limits (regional writers aged 30 and under) $10

No Limits workshops are heavily subsidised for regional writers aged 30 and under. If the fee is still a barrier please email [email protected] for the No Limits 50% off or 100% off code to enable you to participate. 


This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you, please check your spam/junk folders. 


—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.

—Our Youth Membership category also includes a subscription to Voiceworks. Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. Join here.


  • Starts: February 27th, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Finishes: February 27th, 2022 3:30 PM

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Crafting Interactive Narratives

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