Writer’s Life as Infocom Text Adventure


Welcome to WRITER’S QUEST!
You are in a writer’s room. Exits are north and east. The door leading north has “This Way to Fame, Fortune, and Free Beer!” painted over it.
There is a chair here.
You have a Hazy Idea for a story.
You have a Muse.
You have an Inner Editor.
>go n
You can’t go that way.
I don’t know how to what.
>look chair
It’s just a chair. It doesn’t look very comfy.
>look muse
Your Muse waves at you.
>look editor
The Inner Editor glares at you and mutters.
Your Muse is trying to say something.
>listen muse
You can’t hear over the Inner Editor talking. (It has some things to say about the implausibility of your Hazy Idea.)
> gag inner editor
You gag the little anthropomorphic personification. It glares at you and sulks.

Read the whole thing. Those of us who have played a lot of Zork will find it especially amusing.