So, unoficially, i wanted to give it a try and write a story thats been on my mind. I started writing it lately but i find it over-frustrating to keep track of the decisions the MC made. I was wondering if you write directly on ChoiceScript or you finish writing it without coding then translate into code.
I dont know how to code so trying and seeing which works best is not in my options as obviously its gonna take time to learn coding first… Also i would be wasting time writing it first if it’s easier with Directly diving into ChoiceScript.
Im not even sure this thread should be under ChoiceScript Help but yeah, here we are.
Welcome, and glad to hear you are looking to make a story here! Everyone has their own method, but as a first-timer I wrote first and plugged in code after. You should not write the whole thing that way, but it is helpful to have some written in advance, as that is less intimidating than writing fresh in ChoiceScript. Also serves as a second draft of sorts when you come back to it.
I would recommend coding as you go. Often the process of coding will suggest things to you that you might not have thought of–ah, I need to balance this stat, so I’m going to need a side branch about this, and so forth.
Personally, I think it wouldn’t hurt to try out CS first, just to get a feel of things and to know the limitations of CS as a language, or the things you could possibly do. That would give you a more informed choice.
Ultimately, each person is different and it’s hard to know which way to go before trying it out at least a little! All the best
It sounds as if you would be the most comfortable by outlining or mapping each vignette individually, using that map or outline as the framework for your prose. Once you do that you can hang the prose on code so the code acts as your skeletal structure.
This would allow you use your strength as a foundation throughout the entire project.
Edit: Here are a couple of essential links for beginners: