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Tapscott, Alan ; Colàs, Joaquim ; Moghnieh, Ayman ; Blat, Josep

Writing Consistent Stories based on Structured Multi-Authored Narrative Spaces

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Multi-authoring is currently a common practice in the field of contemporary storytelling but producing consistent stories that share a common narrative space when multiple authors are involved is not a trivial task. Inconsistencies, which are not always well-received by readers are sometimes expensive to fix. In this work we attempt to improve the consistency of stories and narrative spaces by introducing a set of rules based on a formal model. Such a model takes into account the reader’s concept of consistency in storytelling, and acts as a framework for building tools to construct stories grounded in a common narrative space with a reinforced sense of consistency. We define a model (the Setting) and deploy it through a tool (CrossTale); both based on previous research, and discuss some user evaluation, with an in-depth analysis of the results and their implications.

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  author =	{Alan Tapscott and Joaquim Col{\`a}s and Ayman Moghnieh and Josep Blat},
  title =	{{Writing Consistent Stories based on Structured Multi-Authored Narrative Spaces}},
  booktitle =	{2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative},
  pages =	{277--292},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-57-6},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2013},
  volume =	{32},
  editor =	{Mark A. Finlayson and Bernhard Fisseni and Benedikt L{\"o}we and Jan Christoph Meister},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-41585},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2013.277},
  annote =	{Keywords: storytelling, collaborative, consistency, narrative space}

Keywords: storytelling, collaborative, consistency, narrative space
Collection: 2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative
Issue Date: 2013
Date of publication: 02.08.2013

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