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Guest Post: A Short Intro to Visual Novels

Hey there! I’m Leah, also known as the person responsible for piquing Madeline’s interest in visual novels. So much so, apparently, that she asked me to write a guest post about them. So without further ado, here we go.

What are Visual Novels?
Visual novels are like choose-your-own-adventure books in video game format. The emphasis is on reading through the story from the protagonist’s point of view, occasionally making choices that influence the type of ending you get. They can be any genre, and usually include art of the characters (a.k.a. ‘sprites’) and background art, as well as background music.

How did I do? Hope that was clear enough a description for you to get a basic idea.

“Okay, Leah, you’ve piqued my interest, too,” you might be saying. “So what visual novels do you recommend I check out to start with?”

I’m glad you asked! Here are two recommendations that immediately come to mind.

2 Short (and free!) Visual Novels to Try:

Ripples
With only one possible ending, no choices for …

What?

Happy Friday, friends!  It's been forever!  Here's what I've been up to:

1) Adult Health I (6 hrs), Mental Health (4 hrs), and Evidence-Based Practice (3 hrs).  One A and two Bs!

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3) Having my brain go crazy with new ideas for stories.  There is nothing like being busy to make your brain have plans for you to be doing anything other that what it is you are supposed to.  I've planned out several of the characters for my next novel.  The one that I won't be able to start until after May 2016.  The one that I shouldn't start until after I've edited Om Nom Nombies and finished the drafts of The Neif and Spitfire.  But it's so awesome!  Sigh.

4) I've been inspired by an incredible new storytelling format.  I say "new". New to me, really.  You might know it as the format uses for visual novels or choice-based games.  I can't say more right now because one of my friends, Leah, is the one who got me started on all this goodness.  She's g…