When I started my transmedia foray with ASSURED DESTRUCTION
, the greatest concern I had was my ability to come up with authentic content over an extended period of time. This continues to be an important issue but there’s an unintended benefit to the hard work you commit to this, one that shouldn’t be discounted.
I have seven of my book characters currently on Twitter
Today I am guest posting over at fellow Inkbot, Laura Lam’s blog http://staticsplit.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/guest-post-mike-stewart-on-adding-a-dash-of-transmedia-to-your-writing/
Here’s an excerpt but be sure to check out the whole thing for tips!
Do you want to separate your writing from the pack? To rise above the noise? Why not employ a methodology used by major Hollywood Studios, from the creators of SUPERNATURALS to HEROES, to many major films and gaming franchises like Assassin’s Creed? It’s called transmedia!
was kind enough to host me as a guest blogger. You can check out the full post there but for now, here is an excerpt.
One in every seven minutes online is spent on Facebook. Eighty percent of people watching television do so while multitasking on a second screen.
More than ever it’s difficult to engage an audience; content is everywhere.
ASSURED DESTRUCTION has…drum roll…launched!
This series is about teen Janus Rose, who has a penchant for exploring the discarded hard drives of other people and then recreating their profiles online.
This is a book, but one cool feature of the series is that you can interact with the characters on Twitter. Seriously, if you can handle the abuse, try tweeting @Heckleena
And here it is. The fantastic cover by the inestimable Don Dimanlig
. What do you think?
The goal here was to have technology=magic. Achieved?
Seriously, that sounds better in person. The cover you see here is just a place holder for a MAJOR undertaking.
In terms of transmedia, the experts always tell us that you need to start thinking about transmedia from before you begin writing. (And if you don’t know what Transmedia is, really it’s just taking your story and extending it on to new platforms whether it be Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or ...
I’ve been doing a lot of research on unconventional publishing options as of late and thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned. In a multiscreen, digital world, things are changing. But keep in mind, la plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. At the end of the day, it’s still all about telling a good story.
Here’s what’s unconventional (soon to be conventional?).
Novellas are on the