Writing Interactive Fiction on Twine

As part of my PhD, I’m taking a computing science master’s course on contextual media that involves game design, narrative, and critical studies. One of the assignments was to write an interactive fiction story and being a writer, I couldn’t help but reflect on this experience. I have to admit that my first thought was one of dread when I learned we would need to write an interactive fiction narrative on…

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Describing What I Do Again – PhD-Style

I moved to Dublin, Ireland to start a PhD at Trinity College Dublin. So stay tuned for more European travel adventures and posts about how I adjust to another culture. So a PhD in what you might ask? What a good question! My brother was really good at summarising the topic of my proposed research because, not only is he very intelligent, but he is a teacher and knows how to…

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Websites are like houses

It’s not uncommon to hear some people say, “I don’t knowa thing about websites”. With URLs, splash pages, microsites, and plugins, the world of websites can seem overwhelming. There are an abundance of options available from custom-built, build-your-own, in addition to all the technical details, which are another language altogether. But if we can think of websites as houses, complete with addresses, basements, renovations, and appliances, you can begin to…

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Who says SEO is dead?

Mobilegeddon. Is it the end of the World Wide Web as we know it? Saying “SEO is dead” is a common rabbit hole many people go down in so-called “digital revolution” discussions. A similar case was when lots of people said newspapers were dead, but they’re online now—so actually they’ve just changed format. Find out how SEO changed by reading my post at Incite Marketing’s blog…

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5 ways Belgium changed me permanently

Hotel de Ville, Brussels Grand Place

Talking to my close girlfriends about dating I realized that I have put Edmonton men at a slight disadvantage because I lived in Belgium for over two years. Europe changed me and I’d like to think for the better, but it can make me feel like a bit of a snob. 5 ways Belgium has changed me:  1. Craft beer snob Living in Belgium, the land of brewers, I developed…

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