marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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timely reflections

Things that complicate the progress of plot:

The progression of seasons.
The phases of the moon
The length of pregnancy.

All of these can force certain events in  a story to be thus far apart, and all the other events have to take that into account.

Am currently wrestling with a journey, and whether the returning travelers can learn that a woman became pregnant shortly before they set out.

It makes me very glad that I didn't include one of the fairy tales where a woman has three children in successive pregnancies. Now that would lock the story onto a rack.
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