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Japan Writer's Conference

  • Nihon University College of Art Ekoda Campus, 2-42-1,Asahigaoka, Nerima-ku,Tokyo 176-8525 Japan (map)

Writing Interactive Fiction Workshop at Japan Writer's Conference


Interactive fiction, a genre mainly for young readers, uses techniques including branching narratives and the rules of role playing games to create “fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making choices.”

Popular interactive fiction series includes Choose Your Own Adventure, Pick Your Own Path and the You Say Which Way series, among others.

In this workshop, Jacinta discusses what makes the genre unique, what it reveals about the power of agency and choice, and how to write it. Participants will then write their own short piece of interactive fiction.

Jacinta Plucinski runs Zoot Publishing. Writing as Cinta, she is the author of Who Ate The Cake?, Let’s Play Hide-and-Seek, and Who Took The Teddies? She has 18+ years experience writing for organisations including Google and Discovery Channel, and was associate partner, editor and writer for the social publication Be Movement.

For conference details, visit Japan Writers Conference website at