Simno, The Novelist

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The Secret of the Mysterious Door

A normal day at school. With quizzes. And experiments. And monsters. And traps. And a mysterious door you surely want to know more about.


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Story for school on 10/14/2013 9:36:25 AM

Just for those who are interested:

I tried the story game in an English lesson. The students were 14-15 years old and in their 5th learner year. We sat in a circle and did the game with small sheets of paper. I numbered the different pages so they could read the story, choose the next step and I would give the next sheet to the next student.

They ran into a dead end 3 times and managed to reach the happy end just in time. I'd say that the lesson was a success. There were some words they did not understand, but I'll count that as the value of the story game as a learning aid :).

Thanks to to ones who wrote something here.

I published the story game on the site, so who hasn't already tried it out, have fun.

Story for school on 10/13/2013 8:03:39 AM

Thank you.

I still keep finding mistakes, so I will look over it some more times. Maybe the students will also find the one or other thing I could improve. I'm planning to publish it tomorrow afternoon.

My first storygame on 10/12/2013 12:07:57 PM

Thanks, now I found my way to handle things :)

Story for school on 10/12/2013 12:04:23 PM


That is actually my biggest fear. I'm still a little clumsy with language when it comes to writing stories and it is even harder to produce texts that suit language learners of a certain level. I will look over it again and try to find the one or other thing I can simplify.

Story for school on 10/12/2013 12:01:35 PM

Thanks. Luckily we are encouraged to do some experiments when in teacher training, so I can't really fail. :)

I still have the double choices because I may need to do a paper version of it, if I don't get the computers of the school. This way I can easily copy it all and cut it out. If I publish it here, I will get rid of the first options and find better names for the links.

Thanks for pointing it out, I was not entirely sure about how to handle the links. Had to rename every single one for about 3 times...

Story for school on 10/12/2013 7:40:50 AM

Hey there, I already posted something in the Newbie section, but I guess this is the right place to place this request.

Background: I'm training to be a teacher and need to prepare lessons for my students. I really like 'choose your own story' stories and want to see if they also work in a classroom environment. This is why I tried (and am still trying) to write my very first story just to see what happens :).

The students are around 14-15 years old, they are learning English as a foreign language. I tried to keep the language rather simple because I am not sure about how good they are.

I would be really thankful if some of you took the time and take a look at my first attempt.




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My first double post on 10/12/2013 6:51:51 AM

Cool, thanks a lot. 


Not yet published but open for advice, criticism and shitstorms:


My first double post on 10/12/2013 6:22:58 AM

Hey Slugger, thanks for welcoming me.

You are right, that question is stupid ^^. Thanks for pointing that out, I sometimes write strange things and do not even notice it.

What I actually wanted to ask is if I can show my story to people not logged into my account before I have published it (my tutor e.g.).

But I gave it a try and published it, so my question is now as irrelevant as it was stupid. 

My first double post on 10/12/2013 6:06:34 AM

Just found out the answer to the first question myself.

I'm Simno by the way. I like stories. Who are you?

My first storygame on 10/12/2013 4:52:08 AM

Hey there,

I found this page some months ago and I love it. I've always wanted to make a storygame myself but I was too lazy most of the time. No I am training to be an English teacher (as a foreign language) and want to do a storygame with my students as a kind of experiment I've always wanted to do.

I just wrote my first attempt of a story and have some short questions.

Can I still make changes when I've already published my storygame?

Does anyone want to read my storygame and give me some tipps to improve it?

Stupid bonus question: Do I have to publish it so anyone else but me can read it?


I'd really like to do this story on Monday, so if you have some spare time, I would be very thankful for every piece of advice I can get this weekend.


By the way, could it be that most of you are a little bit strange?

I like that :)