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Felix Dencker
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Visually display character points of view
Mar 11th, 2010, 9:40am
 
I translated a blog entry I wrote a couple of weeks ago on how to use Tinderbox to visually display the points of view of important characters in a novel.

This is really basic stuff in terms of Tinderbox usage (if that's the right term), but the idea may be useful.

http://www.felixdencker.de/2010/03/visually-display-character-points-of-view-wit...
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Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2010, 11:42am
 
This is a great resource!  Thanks so much for translating it and sharing.
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2010, 1:17pm
 
Pretty cool idea.  Thanks Felix.
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2010, 3:41pm
 
Does anyone have an idea how to incorporate changes that occur over the course of a story?

Only thing I can think of would be the colors again, and use them to mark certain acts or sequences.
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Re: Visually display character points of view
Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2010, 3:49pm
 
How about varying opacity to indicate characteristics that change during the course of the story?

Or, use a badge to indicate characteristics that emerge after a key event (e.g. "After the confrontation between Helga and Heine, all the Gustfasons are frightened and all the Griegs (except Johanne) are angry")

Another possibility might be to use space: the more leftward (say) a characteristic is in the map, the later it is shown in the plot. So (for example) Sylvester's traumatic childhood ocurred many years ago, but it is only disclosed to the reader in the final act.
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Re: Visually display character points of view
Reply #5 - Aug 9th, 2010, 2:26pm
 
Just a quick pointer: I moved my blog, so the above adress doesn't work anymore.

Here's the new one:
http://www.felixdencker.de/post/918307565/visually-display-characters-points-of-...

(German version: http://www.felixdencker.de/post/918260410/charakter-perspektiven-visuell-darstel...)

@Mark:
I just thought of another way. Just name the connection with the number of the chapter or name of the key event, when this change occured.

Edit: I may have to update my blog article Smiley
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