June 15th, 2009 by susan

Schematica 2 – Elements

25schematica2This one’s a bit of whimsey, focusing on the elements of writing–even though I haven’t used them to their best here but rather to illustrate them in the method of story. Calvino’s influence here, I suppose, but it was a semi-serious fun thing to try.

What inspired this was the notion of serialization, so following Hypertext #7 Schematica which plotted out story and choice, this also has to do with writing and continues the story of Ingnook and Pook (unless you got eaten by the bear)

The story may have suffered a bit in concentrating on the map aesthetic appeal, getting the elements in there, and doing a bit of interesting linkage without getting completely lost. To keep a story going (much less include diction either as an element used or an element highlighted) while taking all these things into consideration in a 10-hour deadline was a bit much.

(Not a hypertext for the first timer!)

2 Responses to “100 DAYS PROJECT: #25”

  1. Neha Says:

    No, not a hypertext for a first timer. I’m glad I’m not a rookie reader.. *blink* In other news, I found myself rooting for Knife, ’cause maybe I got eaten by the bear some time ago. I like the explanation of the plot, p.s. – now I actually know what a plot is supposed to be!

  2. susan Says:

    Well I don’t think I did as good a job as I could with more time–which is one of the reasons why I’m not a fan of NaNoWriMo. Pushing work out is good exercise but what you leave behind may haunt you with self-doubt.

    Hey, thanks for reading and commenting. Sometimes you wonder why you even bother and a bit of support just in knowing that it’s for someone besides yourself is what you need to go on.

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