Helping to deconstruct that choose-your-own-adventure books and novels are mutually exclusive in theory, the new online writer’s tool, http://writer.inklestudios.com, is a platform for spinning divergent narratives as well as editing them. It works to disarm prejudice a writer’s writer might hold for the “interactive” narrative. Read on: The friendly rounded corners and super-imposed pages that slide and pop like a digital file cabinet make the platform more a workshopping tool than a stage for flighty, subjective imposition on narrative. The tutorials teach how to branch and conflate storylines–a valid part of any writer’s process. Of course, the “choice” doesn’t have to be included in a final publication, because who actually wants to read exclusively on one platform? Even in game narratives, interactivity is not the unraveling of authority or overall message.