148: Multimedia Storytelling-Interview with Jay Swanson

Hey there word nerds!

Today I am so excited to have Jay Swanson on the show.

Jay is the creator of the world’s first real-time fantasy blog, Into the Nanten, and has written a handful of other fantasy and science-fiction novels along the way. He’s also a daily vlogger and has been posting a photo per day for the past six and half years!

In our interview we dive into the creation of Into the Nanten, and the best ways to use different forms of media to craft a unique storytelling experience.


In this episode Jay and I discuss:

  • How to craft an interactive storytelling experience for your readers.
  • What the challenges of blogging a story in real time are, and how to stay ahead.
  • How to use various forms of media to add an extra dimension to your story.
  • Challenges that occur when creating a multimedia story, and why understanding how people read a blog versus a book can help keep more readers coming back.
  • How to build your community on different platforms and across different media.
  • Creative ways to raise money for your projects, and how these initiatives can make your story more real to readers.

Plus, Jay’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/148

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