I have written a linear non-fiction book in Scrivener, some 23 000 words, and am about 6000 words into a story-version, also in Scrivener, that will incorporate the original book’s material as reference material. But it feels too constrained and I’ve been toying with SSP for a couple of years now but never really had any material to put to its use.
Given the nature of the subject, the failure and turnaround of a corporate change project, hypertext narrative feels like a good format. It will allow me to develop characters such as board members, senior executives, contract project managers, change managers and the long-suffering staff of the organisation, their perspectives and situations in an interesting and engaging way.
All 30 000 words are now in SSP in 34 Writing Spaces, the original Scrivener chapter files.
Can you give some idea of how large a Writing Space should be? Or, based on your experience, what is the word count range? It will help me to size the decks, so to speak, and, more importantly, will stop me writing overlong sequences.