Use the the prewriting thinking map (bubble map or whatever was chosen) and your research to write, rewrite, and continue the writing process through multiple drafts. The writing usually takes the form of a personal narrative about a particular story from a student’s life (although the applications of digital storytelling can be much more than just personal narratives). The most effective digital stories are founded in good writing, so it is important to take your time and focus on multiple drafts. Make sure the script has a central theme, such as achievements, accomplishment, loss or moments of joy.
The theme connects the viewer to the story, allowing them share in the experience by connecting it to their own lives.
Creating the digital story from the script helps focus the media into the meaning of the story, instead of just being included after the fact to make the story more interesting.
Take this process by 3 easy steps and you should have no problems recording your lovely voice! Any digital story should last 3-5 minutes. If you have a page and a half of double spaced text you have about 3 minutes of recorded time.
The Draft - The rough draft should be longer than you think that you will need because in the end you will have taken so out. When you're drafting write anything you think will work as it fits to your prewriting. Play around with your writing, working in groups or with a partner allows for this type of editing to be most useful. Take all the research that you found and notes you made and begin to write it all out in your order that you found in the focus. Don’t worry about how it sounds as much as the order of information. You want to be able to write a good three pages of “report” type information before moving onto the next stage.
The Highlight - Highlight what you most like. Read through the “report” aloud (working with someone makes this process a lot easier and more enjoyable), fixing grammar and sentence structure more towards your speaking voice. The parts you highlight will be parts that you put into your script.
The Revise - Weave this tangled mess of highlights together into your script. Revising your script to focus the narrative to that certain point, making sure it does stray too far off your central topic. Much like any weaving that one might do, this takes time. Focus on those sentences that you highlighted and find ways to weave them together into a final script. Again, working with someone will help accelerate this task.