if:book, the Institute for the Future of the Book, has organisations in London and New York. It now also has one in Queensland, Australia! “if:book Australia promotes new forms of digital literature and explores ways to boost connections between writers and audiences, and is a small think-tank and part of the Queensland Writers Centre”. Recently, I was commissioned to write an essay on transmedia writing. It is the first essay in a series that will run until November this year, and will culminate in an ebook (various formats) freely distributed under Creative Commons licensing. My essay titled “Do You Have a Big Stick?“, an overview of transmedia writing, is now online! 🙂
I just read your article “Do You Carry a Big Stick?” Very well done – and very practical for an aspiring Transmedia writer. There seem to be no programs out there that specifically teach Transmedia writing, so I really appreciate the nuggets of knowledge you drop online. If you ever decide to offer an online course, please please please let me know!
Thank you Sandy! There are some that talk about transmedia publishing, but yeah, not many about transmedia writing specifically. Andrea Phillips posts about transmedia writing though: http://www.deusexmachinatio.com/ 🙂