Getting Started

This will create a basic story, if you want to get fancy, check out the more info tab!

  1. Download and install software from the Twine site.
  2. Open Twine.
  3. A new blank story appears before you.
  4. There is a passage created by default called “Start” – DO NOT CHANGE THIS TITLE!
  5. Edit the Start passage by double clicking on it.
  6. Add some decision-making into it:
    • e.g. Which do you prefer?
      • cats
      • dogs
  7. Add a passage for each choice. And on and on… (remember titles should be unique, if you want to reuse titles see the code chart for the formatting rules)
  8. When you are ready to preview your story, click on Story -> Build Story.
  9. Save your file and preview it in a browser.
  10. If you don’t like the theme, change it under Story -> Story Format.
  11. If you don’t like the style, change it by adding a passage titled “CSS“. Make sure you enter “stylesheet” in the tag section of the passage. In the body of the passage enter your CSS selectors.
  12. To add a title to your story, add a passage titled “StoryTitle“. In the body of the passage enter your title.
  13. Whenever you make changes to your story, make sure you Save it and click on Rebuild Story.
  14. Make it available online. Either upload it to your server or host it free on Google Drive or Dropbox.
  15. (optional) Generate a text-based copy to use for editing or to keep as a backup, File -> Export Proofing Copy.