marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,


"Of simple plots and actions the episodic are the worst. I call a plot episodic when there is neither probability nor necessity in the sequence of episodes." -- Aristotle


I look at my ideas for the story: a clockwork dragon, a traitor in the party, a character who is interested, however sympathetically, with another character's powers and history that she wants to keep secret, a prisoner sitting on a chest to keep it safe and more bound by that than by the locks and walls. . . .

And now I got to forge it together. Or hammer it. Or jerry-rig more likely, in such a way to put in cause and effect and story structure from initiating event to climax so that it looks like I imagined them as connected. . . .
Tags: narrative drive, story structure, unity of theme

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