Tag Archive | plot

TV Tropes Monday: Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma


    Tweet of the Day: Why It Might Actually Suck to Live in the Harry Potter Universe ——- This is the second trope I’ve discovered yet I could not find on the TV Tropes page: the Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma. So, what is the Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma? It is when a character is: When a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Driving Question


  Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 10:7: Who Are All These People? ——- I written and even created a video about the importance of Premises & Promises in a narrative:     The promises in a premise arise in the form of questions also known as the Driving Question(s). While the tropes page adjudicates […]

TV Tropes Monday: Gone Horribly Wrong or Gone Horribly Right


  Tweet of the Day: 10 Reasons You Hero Needs Flaws ——- Ah science, the realm of the boring, repetitive, by the book way of doing things. Well, that is in the REAL world, but in fiction, science is full of geeky mavericks, contemptuous corporate executives, and power hungry generals just waiting to unleash their […]

TV Tropes Monday: Magic Tool


Tweet of the Day: Three Secrets of Three-Dimensional Antagonist ——- It slices, it dices, it manages your stock portfolio, arranges your wedding reception, and babysits your children. It is the Magic Tool! Real life multi-tools are nowhere as versatile as this trope. Its real power is how it helps the writer to extricate his story […]

Space for Rent: Ode to the “Simple” Plot


Tweet of the Day: My Life in Books: Restoration ——- I like “simple” plots. A simple plot can be strong, supple, elegant. In the right hands, the simplest of plots can be a thing of beauty. It is not a new thing under the sun, but it shines in the sunlight. A simple plot is […]

TV Tropes Monday: Sealed Evil in a Can


Tweet of the Day: Talents and Skill Thesaurus Entry: Throwing One’s Voice ——- It’s a trope as old as time, according to several mythologies including the Greeks. Person is walking along, minding their business when they stumble upon a box, door, or other closed object or area. Curiosity gets the better of them and they […]

TV Tropes Monday: Adventure-Friendly World


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 9.4: Artificial Intelligence with Nancy Fulda ——- A vigilante can’t operate in a world with effective law enforcement. He would probably end up sharing a cell with the very crooks he is trying to stop. A superhero would be pretty useless without supervillains to oppose him. A fantasy world […]