Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If plots had smartphones...

Yesterday, I was thinking about the Aud novels, about what it would take to republish them. (They're all in print in some form or other in this country right now, but I like to plan ahead.) I'd have to tweak a lot of the phone/computer access stuff. It would be mild tweakage, though, because the information that really matters for Aud is based on the body, personal interaction.

Other writers, particularly screenwriters, aren't so lucky. Here's a nifty video imagining the connectivity of today affecting the movies of the past:

(via GalleyCat)

Note to writers: it's easy for stories to become passé when the plot relies on information delivery (and its delays and mistakes). Information interpretation, however, because its about character, adds depth.

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