Posts tagged Narrativism

Character Death and Failure

It is often said (especially in Narrativist circles) that death and failure are not exciting, and should not be regarded as meaningful options or outcomes. In my opinion this is an understandable position, but lacking in nuance. As I've often written, categories are not real, and there are very...

The Difference between Narrative and Story

The words "Narrative" and "Story" are often used interchangeably, but they are not synonymous. A Narrative is a set of event-types and ideas, typically related and selected for thematic purposes but not necessarily sequential nor dramatic. It is open-ended. Narratives involve theme, word...

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