Hi, I just wanted to mention what many writers probably encounter. The story I've been developing began inspired by a movie. The movie had several different plot threads or characters moving with their own goals. I wasn't sure whether it was too scattered. After studying Dramatica in depth, I focused on one particular character's plot line, so that the whole OS plot wouldn't feel scattered. Therefore, I reserved the other half of the story for a sequel. However, I still wanted to keep that sense of screwball-ness that the earlier inspiring movie had.
It was when I found how the OS characters often each have their own concerns that I felt safer to go back now and put that other half back in as the main OS... this and the fact that, as much as I could stretch a supernatural element, I couldn't make a whole movie plot out of it and still remain true to its myth. In other words, I didn't want to change around what people have basically accepted about that supernatural element.
The parts of my earlier story I reserved for the sequel were so much more entertaining, too. I guess a storyform is so fixed, when you cut half of it out, you really notice its absence.
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