Digital Tools

Electronic Literature Tools


Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready.


Tracery is a super-simple tool and language to generate text by Kate Compton. It's been used by middle school students, humanities professors, indie game developers, professional bot makers, and lots of regular people, too. 

Applied Poetics

Douglas Luman's Applied Poetics, a computational writing platform which features 50 different tools you can use to transform texts.

N+7 Machine

The N+7 procedure, invented by Jean Lescure of Oulipo, involves replacing each noun in a text with the seventh one following it in a dictionary. (In French, it is also referred to as the 'S+7' procedure.) Here you can enter an English text and 15 alternative texts will be generated, from N+1, which replaces each noun with the next one in the dictionary, to N+15, which takes the 15th noun following.


Sonnetizer is a program written by Ross Goodwin that generates 14-line rhyming sonnets from any text corpus.

Cheap Bots Done Quick

This site will help you make a Twitterbot! They're easy to make and free to run. To use it, create a Twitter account for your bot to run under and then sign in. The bots are written in Tracery.