Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:38 am Post
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Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:31 pm Post
matt wrote:I have had other conversations with someone along similar lines, where events are really just the trigger points to advance the story or character - i.e. the events are the cause, and their effect is to advance a character to the next state of their "character arc".
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:28 pm Post
elenien wrote:matt wrote:I have had other conversations with someone along similar lines, where events are really just the trigger points to advance the story or character - i.e. the events are the cause, and their effect is to advance a character to the next state of their "character arc".
Yes! That is part of what I'm talking about
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:18 am Post
sarajiel wrote:The way you describe that behavior, I immediately had to think about Gantt charts. Although it is a rather nice idea, I guess that leads to a bigger redesign of the UI.
From my personal experience with project management tools abused for writing, I'd say that it works quite well for single characters, but I always got the impression that a lot of different characters or unrelated (historical) events turn those nice Gantt charts into a mess.
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:50 pm Post
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Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:24 am Post
elenien wrote:Nice example
Yeah... I do something similar with the long events. The problem is that it really only works nicely when separated into arcs. Otherwise all those events get mixed in with other stuff. Yet, having all of those separate arcs starts to get problematic, especially when dealing with multiple characters.
[Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not possible to reorder arcs once they have been created, right?]
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:19 am Post
matt wrote:If you click on the "Toggle Items" toolbar option, you can show/hide any arcs you want, and also drag them around in the table into any order you want.
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