Storyspace is a tool for complex, interlinked narrative, both fiction and nonfiction. Twenty years ago, the original Storyspace ushered in the era of serious interactive writing with works like Michael Joyce’s afternoon, a story (“a graceful and provocative work … utterly essential to an understanding of this new art form” – Robert Coover, NY Times Book Review) and Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl (“A cult hit” – The Village Voice). Now, has been updated, extended, and reconceived using fresh technology and design.
Storyspace 3 works with existing files and creates new documents in a robust, state-of-the-art XML format. Legacy work immediately takes advantage of 3’s outstanding new typography.
Storyspace 3 works seamlessly with Tinderbox, with which it shares files. Tinderbox is designed for making, visualizing, and analyzing notes, making it ideal for the early stages of ambitious projects. Storyspace is designed for writing and reading interlinked narrative; many writers will move freely between Tinderbox and Storyspace.
Storyspace 3 is a tool for writing and reading hypertext narrative, for fictional and nonfictional stories told with links. Long the tool of choice for serious hypertext writers, now offers new features, new tools, and unmatched elegance for handling complex stories with ease.
From the earliest experimental hypertexts, writers have learned that simply linking pages together isn’t enough. What works in small web sites leaves readers wandering and adrift in book-length environments. solved the problem back in the 1990s with guard fields that activate and disable links as the reader moves through the document.
Storyspace 3 supports classic guard fields and extends them with a new, easy-to-learn syntax that adds lots of power and flexibility. You can mix old and new guard fields freely.
Familiar hypertext tools support calligraphic hypertext, hypertext that begins without links and lets the writer link things that should be connected. adds sculptural hypertext tools as well. Sculptural hypertext begins with densely linked bundles like decks of cards, from which the reader might select pages in any sequence. But hypertexts aren’t just random: writers can remove links and enforce constraints so the hypertext organizes itself. Sculptural hypertext encourages painterly narrative in which the writer controls what she knows to be necessary while relaxing control over the reader when control might not be needed.
is a hypertext writing environment that is especially well suited to large, complex, and challenging hypertexts. focuses on the process of writing, making it easy and pleasant to link, revise, and reorganize.
creates hypertexts that you are free to publish and redistribute. A redistributable stand-alone reader is included. Additional reading environments for the Web and for Windows are anticipated as well.
excels at creating rich hypertext structures. The unique and powerful map shows each hypertext writing space and each of its links. Because writers can add, link, and reorganize by moving writing spaces on the map, encourages creative exploration and flexibility.
is best known as the tool of choice for serious hypertext writers. Because is easy to use, and because it helps writers to visualize and manipulate their work, is also popular in writing courses and workshops throughout the world.
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