So, the dissertation is coming along. I’ve written a second draft, changed some bits around here and there. I still don’t have a spine, but I sort of know where I’m going with it now.
I came up with some titles in the hopes that this might help me work out what it is I’m writing about.
- Modern storytelling
- The importance of storytelling
- The evolution of storytelling
- Stories, games and interactivity
- Storytelling and interactivity
- Interactive storytelling
- The relationship between game and story
But these all seem to be just as vague as what I have now. Which isn’t great.
What I need to do, then, is to break apart my dissertation and put it back together. Work out what each paragraph is saying, why it’s there, and from that work out my spine. Then I’ll know what to cut and what to change and hopefully I’ll have some structure. I just need to break it apart and put it back together again.
I also need to work out my flow. I can use footnotes to great advantage here, and I should use them more. If there’s a point I need to make but it breaks up the flow of the writing, I can go back and footnote it.
Once I’ve got a decent essay, I can make it into a nice publication, make it interactive and have fun with it.
But I need the spine first.