The Plan

One of the questions I get over and over again is when the next tutorial is coming out. This sounds like a complaint, but it’s not. I’m quite flattered that people want to read my work.

Lately, this small site is growing in size, and being I’m getting this question a lot, I thought I’d post a small roadmap of my content plan.

Short term plans

Right now, I’ve been working on completing a tutorial series on Twine. Currently, there are ten more tutorials to write. With my current work schedule, I can realistically drop one tutorial every two weeks. I’d love to produce one a week, but that’s incredibly aggressive. These tutorials take a lot of time being they are produced all produced in my time

So that’s twenty weeks. This means, if I’m consistent, the series will wrap up by late September, but being I’m away for three straight weeks in July, the series won’t wrap up until late October.

That may sound disappointing, but the latter tutorials aren’t nearly as important as the next five.

Mid term plans

Once I finish my tutorial series on Harlowe, I won’t be returning to it. I’ll do my best to keep the tutorials up to date, but I’m quite tired of the Harlowe story format. It’s a great story format to get started, but it’s not a good story format for long-term use. At least, for my long-term use.

Once the current series is complete, you’ll find a short series on how to write stories outside of the Twine development environment. This means doing a quick write-up on the Tweego compiler, Visual Studio Code, and Git. This sounds like a lot but this will take your interactive stories to the next level.

Once that series is complete, the next series will focus on SugarCube from the ground up, covering topics such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The final tutorial will be a short walkthrough of the Snowman format. This should take all of 2023.

Long term plans

When all is said and done, you will have a massive collection of tutorials on Twine. My goal will be to publish the entire series as a single book on CreateSpace. That will allow you to buy copies on demand for those who prefer print copies but the entire tutorial series will be hosted for free here.

After which, I’ll be doing a deep dive of Inform 7. This is something I can’t wait to do because Inform is quite an impressive experience from both creating and playing interactive fiction. That said, I can’t imagine this starting any earlier than 2024.

Current status

This all sounds good, but a lot of times, people want to know where I am on a micro-level. If you ever want to know what I’m working on, head on over to my Ko-fi page.

I’m posting all my day-to-day updates on it. You’re welcome to send a tip my way, but that’s not expected. Rather, you’ll get an idea about what I’m working on and how soon I think it will be done. That way, I’m not clogging up this space with small updates.

Also, in the next few weeks, I’ll be adding web notifications to let you know when a tutorial is published. So lots of things coming down the road.

So what do you think? Does that content schedule work for you? And what other topics would you like to see covered? Let me know in the comments below.


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