How to add Choices


#1

Help please,
I creating my story and I want to add one choice, and after that one choice I want the reader to be able to choose a choice but continuing that moment.

I have a background where the main character is texting her friend I want the reader to choose the only choice I have up there then after the next text her friend send I want the reader choose what she want to say next.

I really hope that make sense.


#2

Hey, this is simple and I can totally just write this part of your script for you if you’d like! Just let me know the name of your characters & what the choices are called, and then you can add in the dialogue later!


#3

INT. CELLPHONE - DAY
@zoom on 167 307 to 128% in 0

    NARRATOR (ALICE)
Hey girl wassup!

choice
“Hey” {

    NARRATOR (ALICE)
You ready for the first day of school

choice
“I guess” {

    NARRATOR (ALICE)
What do you mean you guess

    NARRATOR (MC)
I just not really up for it today

#4

I don’t know if this is how it was suppose to go but that’s how I did.
After the first one I want the reader to choose between “I guess” or “I’m so ready”.

I want her friend to send a message for the choice I’m so ready, saying NARRATOR (ALICE) that’s great girl.
I see you soon.

lolol I hope I made sense on that too.


#5

INT. CELLPHONE - DAY
@zoom on 160 273 to 120% in 0
@pause for a beat

@speechbubble is 162 381 to 100%
NARRATOR (PHONE)
YOU HAVE: 1 NEW MESSAGE
choice
“Open message” {}

@speechbubble is 161 349 to 100%
NARRATOR (ALICE)
Hey girl wassup!
choice
“Hey” {}

@speechbubble is 161 208 to 100%
NARRATOR (YOU)
Hey

@speechbubble is 161 349 to 100%
NARRATOR (ALICE)
You ready for the first day of school?
choice
“I guess” {

gain firstday_sad

@speechbubble is 161 208 to 100%
NARRATOR (YOU)
I guess

@speechbubble is 161 349 to 100%
NARRATOR (ALICE)
What do you mean you guess?

@speechbubble is 161 208 to 100%
NARRATOR (YOU)
I’m just not really up for it today

@speechbubble is 161 349 to 100%
NARRATOR (ALICE)
Aww sorry girl
We’ll talk in homeroom, ok?

@speechbubble is 161 208 to 100%
NARRATOR (YOU)
Yeah ok. See u soon

} “SO ready!” {

gain firstday_happy

@speechbubble is 161 208 to 100%
NARRATOR (YOU)
SO ready!!

@speechbubble is 161 349 to 100%
NARRATOR (ALICE)
That’s great girl.
I’ll see u soon!

@speechbubble is 161 208 to 100%
NARRATOR (YOU)
Byeee

}

#Later in the story, like when your MC and Alice see each other at school,
#You can have Alice ask your MC if she’s okay using the “if” command
#That’s why i put the "gain"s in there
#let me know if you need help scripting that!!


#6

I know you call your main character “MC” in your script, but for the reader I thought it would be better to have it say “YOU” above the texts that the MC sends. All you would have to do is create a character named “YOU,” even if you never use the character aside from phone scenes.


#7

Thank you very much. lolol I will try and remember how to do this if I ever need it again :slightly_smiling_face:


#8

No problem! Good luck


#9