Writing for Multimedia and the Web: A Practical Guide to Content Development for Interactive Media

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Elsevier Focal Press, 2006 - Computers - 478 pages
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After reading this book and viewing the CD-ROM, experienced interactive writers will find their skills sharpened, and beginning writers will have gained all the information, models, and tools needed to take on their first interactive writing project.

Relevant case studies of award-winning programs and interviews with the designers and writers who created them offer both novices and experienced writers successful models and special insights into the craft of the interactive writer.

The accompanying CD-ROM is packed with script samples, flow charts, and software.

The book aims to help writers become versatile enough to write for new types of media at a professional level. Writers of all genres will learn how to write for a wide variety of electronic media with this technically-minded book. The architecture and structure involved in websites and other interactive media products is fully explained. Brand new case studies illustrate real-world situations that will help writers understand how to work and write more professionally. Today's most exciting new writing venues are covered, like podcasting and blogs.

The book is filled with helpful, in-depth coverage of all types of multimedia and Web writing: video games, museum kiosks, education and training programs, and websites. Detailed explanations of the processes involved in creating content for multimedia and Web projects and analysis of the demands and challenges of this particular type of writing, such as interactivity and script formatting, are all explored for the reader.

*The case studies explain real-life lessons and professional savvy through the experiences of interactive writing pros
*The first-time glossary provides a quick-and-easy way to learn essential web writer lingo
*Gain access to pro's personal views though reading first-person interviews with successful interactive designers and writers

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as it has got ample amount of scope for learning new things especially for a budding writer like me. I would definitely recommend this book for those are interested in exploring new areas of content writing for web.

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