What is your release schedule?
There will be content released every week, but we don’t have a set release schedule. Letters will be posted in real time, meaning that as Zoe or Alex receive them, they will be made available to you. In between letters, we will also release prose scenes to fill in some of the gaps. Additionally, there will be transmedia content on Twitter, Tumblr, and Spotify, and all of this could appear at any time, so keep an eye out! Letters will generally appear at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST, and prose scenes will appear at 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST.
Where can I find all your transmedia accounts?
What is public in-world and what is not?
In order for this story to work, we have to make a lot of content available to you that would not be public for our characters. As a general rule, anything on social media is considered public and open for interaction. The letters and prose scenes, however, are not, so if you mention them in interacting with our characters, then the characters will not “receive” your question.
How do I read the letters?
The letters are embedded into the posts, which are listed under “The Letters” on our homepage. Click on the letter you would like to read and you can read it from there. To turn the page, hover over the bottom of the embedded window and click on one of the arrows on the left side of the toolbar that appears.
I have trouble reading your fonts.
No problem! At the bottom of each post, we will provide a link to a pdf of the letter in a plain font and without a background for better accessibility.
How do I make sure I don’t miss anything?
There are lots of ways! First, you can subscribe to our posts on the website, to receive notifications in your email. If you’d rather not have more emails in your inbox, we will also link to any new posts on our tumblr, and the authors will each tweet them.
What is a “letter game”?
A letter game is a writing process by which two authors agree to write a complete and (semi-)coherent novel by role-playing characters writing letters to each other. There is only one rule: The players may never discuss the plot! That means that when we started this project, we had no idea what it would turn into! We think it’s a great way to practice writing, because you constantly have to deal with whatever your partner throws at you, plus it makes you keep writing, no matter what, because your partner is waiting for you.
For more information, we suggest reading Sorcery and Cecilia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede, which first inspired us to try this format.
So does this mean Alex and Zoe are written by different people?
Yes! Alex is written by Anne, and Zoe is written by Cassie. If you look carefully you may be able to see evidence of our different writing styles (we’ll give you a hint – one of us is much more verbose than the other!)