Virtual reality for storytelling

immersivewriting

Immersive Writing

As NaNoWriMo threatens to sneak up on us, I return to iRez to share a bit of my experience as a fiction writer in a virtual world. Believe me. It was nothing like what I expected! I logged in Second Life (SL) for the first time back in 2007. I had heard of this platform before, but had never felt the urge to investigate it beyond the random and sporadic browser search. I won’t go into the details of who and why, but what was a sudden, totally unplanned and completely disorganized approach to my first SL identity (in the form of a female human avatar now discontinued), turned into something far more important than I thought. It went from being a mere hobby that had absolutely nothing to do with writing into becoming a never ending spring of writing resources. ….[READ]

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