Maybe this works for you, but I don't see it coming out on top in my book. The ol' Think in the Shower Method gets the job done for me.
I really liked "The Shield," but can't get into "Chicago Code." It's a separate discussion, I'll post my comments over there.
On Wednesdays I blog on a crime fiction site called Do Some Damage and today my post is about, "The Myth of Caring" in cop shows. It's sort of about the formulaic aspects of cop shows:
Walking is great for getting blood to the brain. I do jumping jacks and push-ups when confronted with writer's block.
John, there was a bit of a formula he used, but it didn't go beyond "Protagonist, antagonist and victim."
I just don't like rigidity, and I think outlines enforce them. Why hamper yourself? Let your imagination do the plotting. This seems so sterile.
Well, it usually takes me about a year to write a novel and a couple of days to read one so I don't feel too bad that I might have some trouble keeping some things straight that the reader has an easier time with.
I do think it's odd that the more mystery novels that get written the more codified and structured they become. I didn't watch the whole video, but was there any talk of theme or of anything other than the novel as puzzle?
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