Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling provides media students and industry professionals with strategies for creating innovative new media projects across a variety of platforms. Synthesizing ideas from a range of theorists and practitioners across visual, audio, and interactive media, Kelly McErlean offers a practical reference guide and toolkit to best practices, techniques, key historical and theoretical concepts, and terminology that media storytellers and creatives need to create compelling interactive and transmedia narratives. McErlean takes a broad lens, exploring traditional narrative, virtual reality and augmented reality, audience interpretation, sound design, montage, the business of transmedia storytelling, and much more.

Written for both experienced media practitioners and those looking for a reference to help bolster their creative toolkit or learn how to better craft multiplatform stories, Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling serves as a guide to navigating this evolving world.

chapter 1|13 pages


chapter 2|31 pages

Traditional Narrative Texts

chapter 3|18 pages

Subjective Interpretation

chapter 4|23 pages

Sound Design

chapter 5|12 pages

Visual Montage

chapter 6|22 pages

Codifying Story Elements

chapter 7|32 pages

Interactive Narratives

chapter 8|12 pages

The Business of Transmedia Storytelling

chapter 9|4 pages