Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged on here! But, I thought I’d ask you all for feedback about my capstone project idea.
I’m really interested in writing some form of a gamebook, a work of fiction that allows the reader to participate in the story by making choices that determine the main character’s actions and the plot’s outcome.
My idea right now is using my life as a template, including both past experiences and future opportunities. The readers would be able to make their own decisions to see what journey my life takes. Alternatively, I could use the same form and create a more fictional, fairy-tale style story/crime fiction with various characters and plot twists.
Features of this style:
- The electronic book would be featured on my portfolio as a new media presentation.
- The go to page ### button would link you directly to the next section.
- An opportunity for creativity and freedom.
- A chance to strengthen my descriptive writing abilities.
- A way to demonstrate the complexity of my ideas.
Right now, I’m not sure if I want to use my existing ePortfolio or create a new one for this class. My gateway ePort is incorporated in my resume and was developed for a professional demographic, including law schools admissions officers and future employers. I could add this project under the New Media section, or create a new tab. Alternatively, I could create a more informal ePort with the project as its centerpiece and a collection of writings around a common theme, such as: the Inner Child/Young at Heart; Varied Genres; For the Future.
The logistics of this kind of writing could be challenging, but I have found some tools that could help!