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MacGuffin Plotting

A MacGuffin is an item that becomes the central focus of the plot—despite the fact that it doesn’t really matter what it actually is. It has become a staple feature of blockbuster films, even though some call it lazy plotting—but … Continue reading

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Epic Heroes and Cliches

I really could not think what to post about today… So you get some random notes I made on epic heroes! Congratulations… 🙂 Heroes and Epic Fantasy Clichés A lot of times, heroes (almost always male) will start in one … Continue reading

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Plot Types: Epic vs. Procedural

Plots can be categorized and described in a thousand ways; at the same time, in other ways, no two plots are exactly alike and thus cannot be too closely associated. While accepting the incredible subjectivity and ultimate pointlessness of separating … Continue reading

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Random Notes on Story Types

Dug into the archive for this one—some random notes on different basic story types (in my unauthorized opinion). Story Types –          Procedural = the plot is not personal to the protagonist, who is usually motivated by a job, morality, or … Continue reading

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