Monday, September 06, 2010

Plots 2

It occurs to me that plotting is simply an example of human need to make sense of life. Every human society creates myths and other forms of explanation. Aristotle said humans are the political animal or maybe the rational animal, I can't remember which. The ancient Chinese philosophers said humans were the animals with a sense of justice. Maybe we are the plot-making animals, the animals which are driven to explain.

The new Lydia Duluth story is coming together. I guess this could be called reverse plotting or plotting after the fact. But it works.


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