How to make non-fiction transmedia-friendly
The most exciting form of storytelling is the one that happens across multiple platforms. Too often, though, people see transmedia projects as being best suited to fiction where you can carefully plan, create and schedule the release of your work ahead of time.
That doesn’t have to be the case, though.
Non-fiction can be just as powerful, tell stories just as compelling, engage people in just the same ways.
The key is in the preparation. Just because something’s factual as opposed to fictional doesn’t mean planning, scripting and scheduling go out the window.
Transmedia storytelling isn’t easy and, largely because of that, isn’t often done well. But with proper planning and preparation, we can make non-fiction, cross-platform content just as compelling as fiction.