multiple choice book: yay or nay?

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  1. Arkonian Doyle

    Arkonian Doyle Escapist

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    I've been thinking about writing a multiple choice book.
    You know, it's been a thing for games why not for literature?

    Am I getting myself into trouble of should I try it?
    Thanks;)
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    What exactly would be the differences between a game and literature in this case?

    I have some multiple choice books that are basically a game, but a lot of the time you don't have that much choice, so it's still like a story, albeit a very bad one.

    I've seen the format work well with videos on YouTube though, so maybe if you introduced only a very small amount of choices and outcomes work well, that would be good. I feel that the biggest annoyance in a book like this is having to constantly find which page to move to next, going both forwards and backwards, so you'd want to design that well.
     
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    You'll never know if you can make it work until you try it. If you want to try it and then don't, the idea will probably haunt you. What have you got to lose?