Post the Fourteenth in which I solicit your help.

What makes a good story? What makes a bad story? Discuss.


Jaimie Krycho said...

A good story is more character-centric than story-centric, if you will. The setting (particularly thinking of fantasy, here) has enough parallels--however subtle--to our existence that there's a kind of pre-established connection (ex. In Robert Jordan's world, the different cities are deeply interconnected in trade, creating a culture continuum, while still having distinct elements of the different cultures (like, Norman vs. OKC). I feel that the cities Tolkien's similar world were more disconnected (but Chris points out that Tolkien was writing myth whereas Jordan was writing...not-myth. haha)

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