one string grids
two string grids
three string grids
four string grids
five string grids
six string grids
seven string grids
eight string grids
nine string grids
fiction generators are based on strings and sub-strings. Nine string grids, for
example, always have nine strings, but the number of sub-strings can vary. The
9x9 grid has 9 strings (or rows), each row having nine sub-strings (or text
boxes). 81 text boxes. The 9x8 grid has 72 text boxes, and so on. The number of
rows does not vary, but the number of text boxes in each row does.
Clicking on any
of the links to your left will bring you to a FORM page with a brief explanation
of the form structure and then lots of buttons and text boxes. Don't be
intimidated. Scroll down the page to get a feel for the structure. At the bottom
of the form is a larger text box with lots of command buttons at the bottom.
These buttons generate the text. Click on all of the command buttons to get a
sense of the manipulated default text.
buttons at the top of every row of strings allow you to change the default text
sequence in each sub-string box. If you want every string to be a character
string, fine. Clicking on one of the buttons will fill the row of boxes with
suggestive labels. If you want more suggestive material, pass your mouse over
the "?" mark at the lower right hand corner of each box. A popup window will
offer some examples you can copy and paste into the text box.
You can save your work and come back to
it later if you save the form page to your favorites folder. Before you go
any further, I suggest you click the favorites button on your browser, click
organize favorites, and create a new folder where you'll keep your
unfinished stories. When you add the form page to your favorites story folder,
the text in the boxes will persist.
You won't lose it. You can save the form to a different name each time you
change it and thus save a history of revisions.
If you close
the form page or go somewhere else
before saving it to your favorites folder,
you'll lose everything in the text boxes.
When you open your story from the
favorites menu, it'll come up with all the text there; but if you click any
of the radio buttons in any filled row, you'll lose the text in those boxes. Once
you've filled the boxes with your own text, don't play around with the radio
buttons. If the boxes only have labels in them, you can play with the radio
buttons all you want.
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