Article on "crucibles" (problems in stories)

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Article on "crucibles" (problems in stories)

Postby charlesp » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:05 am

Interesting thoughts on the crucible/problems in stories. The author discusses how the best stories give the protagonist limited ways of getting out of the problem.
http://davidisaak.blogspot.com/2008/02/ ... ems-i.html

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Postby timberline » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:03 pm

Nicely put definition. My narrative writing prof called it "circumscription of space"--the Lifeboat or Poseiden situation.

I always liked Jamie Ford's definitilon of taut writing. Start with a beginning and end and find the most horrible situation you can put your protagonist in.
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Postby charlesp » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:42 pm


"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C Clarke
"Coffee is sufficiently advanced technology" - Merlin Mann
One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)

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