This is all you need to know

Chapter 1 by Mr.B. Mr.B.

Welcome. CHYOA is a site dedicated to interactive adult fiction. It offers an interactive story-telling environment where readers determine the outcome of the stories by choosing which path to follow every time they are given a choice.

This guide will help you understand how the site works and the rules to follow, especially if you are interested in writing something yourself. Brought to you by me, with the collaboration of Ricolouis, Murakami, and the omnipresent Friedman.

For a general overview of the CHYOA's appearance, see General

If you want to publish content on CHYOA, please read the CHYOA Rules first.

You can start your own story (see Create a story) or add to existing stories of you or other authors. (see Add a Chapter / Edit Chapter for more information)

If you have other questions, see the FAQs or contact a moderator


  1. Formatting: There is a Rich Text Editor toolbar; to invoke it, highlight the text you wish to style. Standard keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic, and underline are also accepted. To make links, please enter the display text, highlight it, and then use the # symbol in the toolbar; please do not just paste the link in as extended plain text. There are also options in the toolbar for Unordered lists and Blockquotes.
  2. Stories: All new stories are subject to review before they become visible to the public. There is a draft system in place to allow writers to create their work over multiple sessions before submitting them for review. Please do not submit your story for review until it is ready for the public.
  • For public and moderated stories, the first chapter should be minimum 250 words. The chapter should establish the plot, setting, and main characters, and should end with a compelling 'hook' to encourage other writers to continue the story. While this is the minimum, it is recommended that opening chapters be a few paragraphs to adequately establish the premise.
  • For private stories, the preferred length is 1500 - 2000 words. You should consider dividing anything longer than that into multi-part stories. Private stories exist for authors desiring to write on their own but still access the community.
  • Multiple chapters can be made before submission for review. Quantity of writing will not have an effect on the review process, except in cases where it causes delay due how long it takes the moderator to read.
  1. Chapters: Each chapter should be minimum 100 words in length, or 2-3 paragraphs. This rule is not set in stone, but try to write very short chapters only when really necessary.
  2. Point of View: The same point of view established in the previous chapters should be used in following chapters.

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