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basic question

Postby jerryar » Nov 19, 2010 6:31 am

Do you have to use all 64 elements in a novel or screenplay to make it complete?

Do you have to use all 64 variations in a novel or screenplay to make it complete?

I have read all the material, but it doesn't make that clear. Is there anyone here that has some insight on the issue?

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Re: basic question

Postby phillybudd » Nov 19, 2010 7:31 am

According to the theory, yes -- to make a full Grand Argument, all elements and variations must be present.

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Re: basic question

Postby jerryar » Nov 19, 2010 6:06 pm

Thank you. That's exactly what I wanted to know. I did a whole set of the worksheets and worked to do that, without having anything repeat, yet stay true to the outline. However, I needed 4 sheets more, for the "leftovers", so I guess that's why it says to make 32 sheets.

I have also looked at each sheet in light of the 8 objective story characters, to relate to the archetypes.

Hopefully Thoreau was right when he said we were born to succeed, not to fail.

Thanks for your help. I may need more.

Jer


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