Storytelling

Undefined

Writing as a P2P-Process?

Do you know Owesys? No.
You probably don't.
How do I know? Well, fist of all, the site is in German and as you, dear reader, are currently looking at the crappily translated English version of my blog. I assume you don't speak German. Also, we are only three people there. So probably, no. You have not heard of Owesys.
Owesys is a pilot project trying to build a diegesis for writers and other artists to populate with stories. Sounds crazy? Maybe. But it poses an important question: Is writing compatible with peer-to-peer-praxis?

Context is King

Or: What Video Games Taught Me About Storytelling.

Action.
Action is everything.
Exposition? Needs more action.
Dialogue? Needs more action!
Action, action, action!
Action is the holy grail of light fiction. Action also is a fancy word for „stuff happens“. And we all know stuff. It's not necessarily exciting. That's why action can't be everything. The magic word is context.

Syuzhet & Fabula

Oh theoretical terms, you well-defined yet completely nebulous pain in the neck. Couldn't you at least be loaned from a language I understand, like French or English? But don't worry, this article isn't a lesson in Russian Formalism.

Instead, it is more of a reminder for anyone who considers themselves a weaver of the fine fabric called stories. The whole planning thing? That part of the process which isn't euphorically slamming your heart against your keyboard? Yeah. There's more to it than one might think.