Immersive Authorship

Young people are embarking on a quest to write, illustrate and publish an interactive fantasy-adventure gamebook.

Our tutors – including published authors and professional artists –  are sharing real industry experience with young writers and artists during their online workshops.

Are you aged 13 – 19?

Do you enjoy writing or drawing?

Looking to practise your skills with other like-minded people?

Perhaps you love fantasy and are looking to explore it further with storytelling and world building?

Or maybe you’ve always dreamed about having your work published in a book?

You will get to use your own ideas to create something exciting:

  • constructing the:
    • characters
    • settings
    • and storyline
  • designing enemies to defeat
  • creating the scenes
  • deciding the player’s options

But don’t worry if you haven’t written or illustrated before! Just come along and join the team. Contribute as much or as little as you want. Your ideas are important.

At the end of the project you will see your work printed and published in a real book, which will be yours forever to enjoy over and over.

There will also be a fancy book launch event where you will be able to show off your success with friends and family!

After that, the book, with your name listed among the authors, will be on sale worldwide through Amazon and we’ll even give a few copies to your school library too. It will also be released as a text-based video game for PC and mobile on all the usual platforms.

So if you think you might enjoy being part of this epic project, sign up below. (If you are under 18, please ask a parent or carer to sign up on your behalf.)

Immersive Authorship Signup Form

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