Transmedia

Kiss Kill is Young Adult realistic fiction. Relationships, experiences and ideas are explored through the use of multiple text types, philosophy and humour. The Kiss Kill story is about a disintegrating and explosive relationship. In these fragments lies its power, with multiple texts and transmedia giving the fragments form. Prose is combined with other narratives such as scripts, songs, notes, poems, comics, essays, texting, photos and more. Transmedia was used through blogs, YouTube, iTunes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Kiss Kill was presented in Spain as an example of the Future of Storytelling.

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The Future of Storytelling by Jeni Mawter

For any teenager who has struggled with sex and sexuality, this is for you.

Filmmaker: Danny Crane

Actors: Adam Marks and Lucy Coleman

Monologue from the book Kiss Kill by Jeni Mawter

Publisher: Really Blue Books

Why Kiss Kill is Pioneering in the Art of Storytelling

Buy Kiss Kill at Amazon http://t.co/h3XUTe5t 

As a traditional author my focus was to write the best story I could possibly write. It would be a prose narrative, following the three-act structure. I would put it into the hands of my publisher who would put it into the hands of the readers. End of story – except for a short burst of publicity commitments after publication.

As a transmedia storyteller for Kiss Kill my brief has broadened considerably so that now I must also be involved in:

–       Audience creation with the goal of building a fan base. The world created is a character world, Mat’s world.

–       Online engagement (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog) @Mawter, @KissKillDigital, www.jenimawter.com,

–       Brand building as ‘Jeni Mawter: Digital Storyteller”

–       Connecting fictional characters with my brand (Mat blogs daily at

http://www.whyidon’tgetgirls.com/ )

–       Deepening my audience’s emotional engagement (blog followers, co-creators, spaces to comment, Like, re-Pin etc)

–       Providing many entry points into the story through multiple texts. Prose is combined with scripts, songs, notes, poems, comics, essays, texting, photos, etc.

–       Inspiring community creation

Scene How Do You Define a Man? filmed by young film maker and actors from Australian Theatre for Young People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scrdqYyXMF0&feature=colike

Song created for lyrics ‘Thought I Knew You’ and recorded as Gonna Show You

gonna show you      5:27    Adam Fitzgerald     Adam Fitzgerald’s Album

–       Leveraging a community of creators around the brand such as musicians, actors and friends (YouTube, iTunes, young adult reviewers)

Example: Book Probe (Reviews) “This is awesome Jeni. I really like how the character comes through and you get a real feel for his predicament.” 2/4/12

–       ongoing commitment to a story in evolution

–       educating traditional story-tellers into new ways of telling

–       educating the educators about the changing face of story

–       upgrading technological skills and knowledge on a daily basis

–       staying at the forefront of transmedia developments

–       trying to belong to some sort of story-telling community but not knowing where I belong

–       marketing, marketing, marketing

–       moving into a world traditionally involving big entertainment creators such as television (BBC Sherlock series, Nike promotion); gaming (Perplex City) or theatre (Clockwork Monkey)

–       exploring new income generating systems such as Kickstarter, Indigogo and Pozible (Australia) instead of Advances and Royalties

–       Writing as auteur, rather than author

–       Writing non-linear narrative

–       Finding or forging new pathways for digital reviewing, selling, publicity, competitions etc

Online engagement:

Author Blog: www.jenimawter.com

Character Blog: www.whyidontgetgirls.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeni.mawter

Twitter: @Mawter; @KissKillDigital

YouTube: Scene How Do You Define a Man? filmed by young film maker and actors from Australian Theatre for Young People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scrdqYyXMF0&feature=colike

Song created for lyrics ‘Thought I Knew You’ and recorded as Gonna Show You

gonna show you      5:27    Adam Fitzgerald     Adam Fitzgerald’s Album

Kiss Kill is a young adult digital story published by Really Blue Books (Australia’s first digital only publisher, 2012). This book is experimental in the telling of story as it uses multiple text types and multiple platforms to engage with an audience. The theme is about surviving a relationship with a narcissist, told from a male point of view. The main character, Mat, has a girlfriend, Elle, with full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). I use many social media platforms to engage, interact and co-create with this story and with its theme.

The main character, Mat, blogs daily with his blog http://www.whyidontgetgirls.com/ and I use the twitter handle @kisskilldigital

I blog as the author on http://www.jenimawter.com/ and include posts on NRP, bullying etc. See below:

My author twitter handle is @mawter. On Facebook I can be found at www.facebook.com/jeni.mawter where I often post about narcissism and bullying.

Through Pinterest, I am building up followers on the topic of Narcissism and Bullying:

http://pinterest.com/jenimawter/narcissism/

http://pinterest.com/jenimawter/bullying/

Through Kiss Kill I support youth mental health for example through: Headspace Australia; The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (ReachOut.com) and; have joined organisations such as WEGO which focuses on Health and Technology. I am an ambassador for Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012 as well as a judge for the Premier’s Literature Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2012.

YouTube: Scene How Do You Define a Man? filmed by young film maker and actors from Australian Theatre for Young People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scrdqYyXMF0&feature=colike

Kiss Kill listed on Amazon! http://t.co/h3XUTe5t $5.95

Really Blue Books, http://reallybluebooks.com/ebooks $4.40.

Mat’s blog http://www.whyidontgetgirls.com/

Jeni’s blog www.jenimawter.com

Kiss Kill Publication Details

Author: Jeni Mawter

Title: Kiss Kill

Genre: Young Adult Realism

Publisher: Really Blue Books

ISBN is: 978-0-9872606-1-1

Publication Date: 27 Jan 2012

RRP: $4.40

Transmedia Media Links

Published Books with Transmedia Elements as at June 2012

Viewpoint Magazine: Transmedia Toe-Dipping by Jeni Mawter

Why Kiss Kill is Pioneering in The Art of Storytelling

Profile on Jeni Mawter by Lyn Oxley

Transmedia Toe-Dipping: Kiss Kill by Jeni Mawter

Kiss Kill Template for Transmedia Practise: A Collective Approach

Buzzwords Review of Kiss Kill

The Future of Storytelling by Jeni Mawter