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comment Writing Action In A fictional Journal
The rest of your comment was: I know that sounds terrible that they would have to suffer through a third of the book before getting to the real plot. Again though, it is a journal, and things may be kinda droll in the beginning until that major change in his life occurs; nevertheless...I don't know. Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.
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comment Writing Action In A fictional Journal
So, I converted this to a comment. It looks like I've lost the tail-end of your response; I'll copy it below. Please let me know if you've got any questions (you can ping me by writing @Standback in the comment, like I did with your name).
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comment Writing Action In A fictional Journal
@RogerMaxwell : Heya! Welcome to Writers.SE :) When you respond to an answer, the way to do that is as a comment; the response you've written was written as an additional answer to your question. The distinction's important because (A) mixing answers and comments is confusing! (B) when you comment, the person you're responding to gets a ping, (C) The order of answer posts isn't constant - I had to go through all the answers to figure out which one you were replying to! :)
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comment How do I find flaws in a character I'm building?
Great answer. I really like how you give general principles and apply them to the particular example.
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comment What is the story structure called when someone doesn't know they have the solution to their problem in hand?
Let me rephrase this, then: Does TV Tropes give you what you're looking for? If not - why not?
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comment What is the story structure called when someone doesn't know they have the solution to their problem in hand?
We're sliding into deep Meta territory here, but: there's a big difference between providing a canonical answer, and providing an answer, and then declaring it canonical.
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comment What is the story structure called when someone doesn't know they have the solution to their problem in hand?
The second issue is that I just don't know if there ARE established, widely accepted taxonomy resources for tropes in academia. (If they aren't in widespread use, they're just as unhelpful as TV Tropes.) I'm not familiar with such resources - does anybody have any examples to give?