This has been a busy past few months for SEAM. We are preparing two books for publication. The first one - as you can see by the cover image is called, "Endangered Species" - and is the first novel in a series. It's an action-adventure, comedy-thriller - full of outlandish characters and bizarre circumstances. If you've been following the project on SEAM, then you know what you're in for!
The second is a non-fictional book on Story Design. It covers how to craft a better story by design, rather than by accident. It's chock full of practical exercises born from years of experience amongst the SEAM mentors. Yes, I am one of those mentors... and have been heavily involved in the crafting of this book. A great deal of the process comes from what I learnt at the EON Screenwriters Workshop and which is being subsequently applied at SEAM.TV
Incidentally, if you are interested in a free, pre-release Kindle copy of the book - then, check out the blog entry. You'll need to be registered on SEAM, though, in advance and let me know that you want access (by direct-messaging me on SEAM). We're only giving away 10 of these - so, first come, first served.
Both books mark a significant milestone for us, as we try to develop new franchises that can engage the public and hopefully cut out the middle-man. If you haven't read my rant on this, good for you. Otherwise, if you're interested, here it is.
The other project worth mentioning is "Urban Diaries" over on Nomadz.Net. This is an attempt to get the public involved in telling stories of their own. Ostensibly designed as a new, urban guide-book - it is an experimental means of capturing stories from everyday people and locating them in physical time and place. The idea behind this is to make the navigation of cities more interesting than the norm. Click here to read an intro to this project.
Apologies for the extended advertorial on my part but I've been pretty immersed in these projects and wish to explain my recent absence here on Transmediator.
Thanks for listening and keep engaged!