There is a new a new Web 2.0 app that enables pupils to create their own “Choose your own adventure” type of stories. It makes the process very easy, keeping track of finished and unfinished story lines.
“inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.
The inklewriter lets you write as you play, branching the story with choices, and then linking those stories back together again. It keeps track of which paths you’ve finished, and which still need to be written.
There’s no set-up, no programming, no drawing diagrams. Just start writing and see where it takes you. Oh, and it’s free to use. And once written, you can share your stories with whoever you like.”
Visit the web site to read an example story. It is one that you could share with children, they would love it – and probably re-write it with a more gory ending!!