In case you’re still a bit stuck, as I had trouble working out where to place files and such:
Open your game’s folder. Followed by web, mygame. In the mygame folder, the index file there is what you use to actually run/test your game. However, to actually write it, go into the scenes folder from there. Open up startup.txt. That should be your first port of call. In there, you store all of your variables and switches, made by the *create command. Only use those those for ‘permanent’ switches and variables though. For variables and switches that you only use for a scene or two, as in one .txt file, you can use the *temp command to create them in the individual files.
We tend to use Dropbox to share works in progress. If you’re a new user though, you need to pay for the public folder, I believe. If I may also make a suggestion, try using Notepad ++. It’s free and it has very handy indent features, which is great as indenting is very important when coding with choicescript.
Also, in the first folder you open for your game, you’ll find ‘randomtest’ and ‘quicktest’. Very handy. Randomtest, if you tell it to show full text and line coverage, it’ll tell you how many words were seen each playthrough at the bottom. Helps you to gauge how long each read will be and how much of the content is being missed by readers if they only read once.
Finally, though it’s possibly something you won’t want to bother with for now, there’s a way to prevent stats going over 100 and below 0. By using % before the + or - sign, you tell choicescript to use fairmath. With a + and a score of 50, telling it to increase by 50 will give 25 points. So, let’s say you have a stat called corrupted, you’d type:
*set corrupted %+50
You also want to make sure that switch and variable names have no spaces. Same with file titles.
That should about cover some basic things anyways. Later, when you get the hang of it, the gosub and gosub_scene commands can be very useful if you look into them.
(You might also want to do a search for ‘choicescript ide’ which allows you to edit your stories online, but I don’t use it myself.)