The duct tape of storytelling

The Discworld lovers out there will remember the theory of narrativium (basically the element that holds a story together, makes it run in the right course. One of the examples given is that whenever an ugly man has to disguise himself as a woman, he will be very attractive to other men around him. Narrativium is what makes Shakespeare’s mistaken identity plots work so well. The article explains it much better and with a lot of good examples). The writer at the Daily Kos linked narrativium with the American elections, with this result. It’s kind of biased towards Obama, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.

3 thoughts on “The duct tape of storytelling

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Gina
    I found such an amazing site and thought immediately of you! Do you know NaNoWriMo? Check http://www.nanowrimo.org
    I signed up for it and I hope I can keep up, but if not, the challenge alone is lots of fun!
    I read about it in a Dutch magazine called Schrijven and this magazine, too, has a very useful site: http://www.schrijvenonline.org
    Go check them out๐Ÿ˜‰
    PS: sorry for the lack of posts, but I read back and saw the cartoon! Awesome! Thanks!๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Anonymous says:

    Gina
    I found such an amazing site and thought immediately of you! Do you know NaNoWriMo? Check http://www.nanowrimo.org
    I signed up for it and I hope I can keep up, but if not, the challenge alone is lots of fun!
    I read about it in a Dutch magazine called Schrijven and this magazine, too, has a very useful site: http://www.schrijvenonline.org
    Go check them out๐Ÿ˜‰
    PS: sorry for the lack of posts, but I read back and saw the cartoon! Awesome! Thanks!๐Ÿ˜€

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