If I were going to create an E-lit version of my narrative I might add:
1. Images. Definitely. Most of my detail got cut out of my story due to the 500 word limit. So, I’d show the room that was being investigated, to set the scene. I originally had a whole paragraph dedicated to this detail, but *pokes above statement*. Next, I’d shown the cards, since my character makes such a big deal out of them. And maybe I’d add in a couple other images, too, just to break up my story a bit and slow it down.
2. Hyperlinks. Another must-have addition. I make two reference to outside material that people who haven’t seen them would understand. The first, a reference to the 4 am video we had to watch for week 2; so I would link to that. The second, a funny bit from one of my favorite TV shows, Psych (my character is also inspired by Shawn and Mary from Psych, as well as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who). I would include a link to the IMDB quote page for this episode (EDIT: IMDB didn’t have the quote I wanted, so I submitted it, but it’s taking forever for them to review it, so in my actual e-lit, I included a link to a video of the scene).
3. Video. As I mentioned above, I referenced a Psych episode, and so, at the very end, I want to include the adorable scene in which it is revealed that Mary actually did make a paper hat for a special friend named Ben.
4. Italic text. I’m a big fan of sarcasm and emphasizing words. But this is hard to get across in writing. Italic text is one of the most common ways to get the point across. “So what did you think of it?”
5. Color. I’m a bit undecided on this one. Color is important; it can set the mood and highlight key words. This is seen in the week 3 reading, These Waves of Girls. The author uses vibrant, neon colors to make everything seem really strange, and wacky. However, I don’t think this is especially important to my narrative. I don’t really have any key words, and I admittedly wasn’t really thinking about mood when I wrote my narrative, so therefore it doesn’t really have that either. But if I wanted to add one, color is what I would use to do it.
And here’s my E-Lit version! http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~ccummin3/LAH/LAH.html