Episode 230 - Getting the formula RIGHT

Aug 3, 2015

We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them. NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories. Formulas can be a good tool to write with, along with their close sibling “the trope” they take elements that are proven to work and stick them on a solid framework for you to more easily create your story around. All you need to do is plug in your characters and situation and see how it all fits. Formulas are comfortable for people and make it easier for a writer to structure their story faster AND in a way they know should appeal to people. Enjoy Gunwallace's lovely theme for Rismo!

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anonymous?

usedbooks at 9:46AM, Aug. 8, 2015

Although since they are "true stories," you'd think some of these people would have seen it coming.

usedbooks at 9:45AM, Aug. 8, 2015

Just because every episode is the same doesn't mean we don't want to watch it. ~_^

ozoneocean at 9:44PM, Aug. 6, 2015

Hahaha... That's when the haunted house formula stops working :D

usedbooks at 9:47AM, Aug. 5, 2015

Oh, and in terms of ghost stories. I saw my sister watching "A Haunting" one day, so I said, "Has their dream house in the quiet town become a nightmare yet?" "Not yet. They are just at the point where the daughter is talking to invisible people." "Meh. Call me when it starts hurting people, and they realize it's not a ghost but a demon."

usedbooks at 9:33AM, Aug. 5, 2015

Anime-style indie video games have the gender-reverse harems a lot. There's basically a genre of interactive fiction (a subset of the bishojo/dating sims) with a female protagonist that makes choices to end up with one of the half-dozen male characters in the game. Hanako Games is one of the developers of games like this. And one of the older games of this type was Princess Maker from the early 1990s.

Banes at 8:51AM, Aug. 5, 2015

Slasher harem?


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