11 July 2012

Elements of Fiction: A Neo-Aristotelian Flow Chart

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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm guessing a paranoia box might fit in there somewhere.

Randal Graves said...

I used to love that game.

But one query: plot? What's that? And planning? Sprechen sie Englisch.

Jim H. said...

@if: would that go, say, under the misgivings head?

@RG: Plot is the place where when you kick the bucket they lay you out. Duh. Planning: I had a hard time separating that out from preparation, but I sorted it out thusly: preparation includes buying swords and armor and helmets and stuff and girding up your loins; planning means figuring out where you're going to land your vessel and fight your way across to the rocky shoreline and the route you'll take through the woods to capture the village. Or, if you sprechen sie Deutsch, the line your blitzkrieg will take through Belgique en route a Paris. Savvy?