Scrapple color connections

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Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:37 pm Post

I haven't been using Scrapple very long, so forgive me if this feature exists and I can't find it. I have searched online and found nothing and even was surprised that I couldn't find this wish already.

I have a fairly complex double intrigue type story with a lot of connections between people and places. It's hard, even with the help of Scrapple to keep them all straight. It would really help if in addition to dotted lines and arrows if I could color these. For instance a love connection is red arrow, but a false love would be red dotted, a friendship could be yellow, one person betraying another would be black, etc.

I think this would be a great way to find connections with one quick glance.

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Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:36 pm Post

ScRapple..? :shock:
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:22 am Post

Yes, I suspect a lot of people are familiar with the game called Scrabble, and insert a letter that isn't there.
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:32 am Post

Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name Pannhaas or "pan rabbit",[1][2] is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then pan-fried before serving.


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Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:12 am Post

Well, I suppose you could say that some of my mind maps are like that ...

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:42 am Post

jdsandara wrote:I have a fairly complex double intrigue type story with a lot of connections between people and places. It's hard, even with the help of Scrapple to keep them all straight.

Excuse me for asking, but... if you, being the author and inventor of the story, can’t keep track of the intrigue and all the connections, how do you expect a reader to be able to do it while reading? Or are you planning to provide the reader with a Scapple map of all the connections?
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:31 pm Post

lunk wrote:
jdsandara wrote:I have a fairly complex double intrigue type story with a lot of connections between people and places. It's hard, even with the help of Scrapple to keep them all straight.

Excuse me for asking, but... if you, being the author and inventor of the story, can’t keep track of the intrigue and all the connections, how do you expect a reader to be able to do it while reading? Or are you planning to provide the reader with a Scapple map of all the connections?


One might presume that during the process of writing, when such connections can be in flux, it is much harder to keep track of them to make sure they are properly recorded, than it is to read the result where such connections have been set in stone. The former is keeping track of possible vs. actual, the latter is simply noting which connections have been revealed, No?
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:11 pm Post

jdsandara wrote:I haven't been using Scrapple very long, so forgive me if this feature exists and I can't find it. I have searched online and found nothing and even was surprised that I couldn't find this wish already.

I have a fairly complex double intrigue type story with a lot of connections between people and places. It's hard, even with the help of Scrapple to keep them all straight. It would really help if in addition to dotted lines and arrows if I could color these. For instance a love connection is red arrow, but a false love would be red dotted, a friendship could be yellow, one person betraying another would be black, etc.

I think this would be a great way to find connections with one quick glance.


Not what you want (nice idea, by the way), but do line labels at least go someway to helping you do what you want?

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