thread: 2012-06-11 : Ask a Frequent Question

On 2012-06-11, Vincent wrote:

Providing constraints is part of it, definitely.

We could probably easily come up with some similarly constraining structures that stifle interesting fiction instead of inspiring it. The structures that I provide aren't just constraints, they're intentionally provocative. They don't provide oh-just-any jumping-off points, they provide pretty carefully considered and selected ones.

(The same is true of all the hacks I've looked at, too, of course. It's not hard to create provocative jumping-off points if you know what you're looking for.)

Thanks for saying so!


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