Inklewriter Tutorial

Inklewriter is tremendously easy to use, and there are excellent tutorials on the site that answer most questions, but I thought I would do a quick run through of some of the basics in case anyone is completely unfamiliar with this sort of thing.

The first thing you want to do, of course, is create an account on Inklewriter. This is free and easy. Then click on the create new story button and off we go. You’ll be presented with a screen that looks like this:

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Inklewriter is all about choices. That’s what the “add option” tab is for. In the first text box, where the preset “once upon a time” is, you want to start your story. I’ll start mine, “Steve left his house, climbed into his car, and shut the door behind him. As the car started, Steve wondered to himself, ‘Where should I get food?'”

This leaves me with a choice to make. Keep in mind, your story doesn’t need to have a choice right away. You can write as much as you want until you decide to start splitting things up.

So click on the add option tab and try inserting some choices. You can make as many story threads as you wish, but keep in mind the more threads you make, the quicker your story can become massive and unfinishable.

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So as you can see, I made three possible options about where I’m going to get food. Clicking on any option opens up an entire new story thread.

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I clicked on the McDonald’s option which leads me to another choice entirely unique to that first choice: what will I eat at McDonald’s?

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