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Theme relationship tool

Posted: Apr 09, 2010 8:44 am
by phillybudd
Hi everyone,

I realized that one thing I was lacking was a visual tool for seeing how the thematic variations related to one another across throughlines, so as a software programmer I decided to build it myself. I set it up with the values for the story I'm currently working on. But I'm thinking if anyone else would benefit from this I may go ahead and make it editable... Let me know what you think.

Re: Theme relationship tool

Posted: Apr 11, 2010 5:24 pm
by Graham
Nicely done. For some of my stories I've tried making lists to show some of those connections, but your chart is much more elegant. Thanks for sharing it.

Re: Theme relationship tool

Posted: Apr 26, 2010 9:07 am
by Chris Huntley
That's pretty cool, and a great way to get a sense of that storyform. Those patterns change depending on the choices you make to determine the storyform, but it goes a long way to getting an idea of what may be happening "inside" the storyform.

Re: Theme relationship tool

Posted: May 06, 2010 4:33 am
by phillybudd
Thanks, Chris. Yes, having this has REALLY helped me see relationships. It also made clear in this particular storyform how important the symptom/response pair of reaction/proaction are!