Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Personal Limitations: Relationships

The last few weeks we’ve been covering the personality aspects of limitations. Now today we move onto the second part, the realm of relationships.

While some might want to believe that we each are an island unto ourselves, we can and do have an affect on the world around us: even the smallest island will cause a shift in the currents of the ocean around it.

So when we are building fiction guidelines, we must determine what kind of island we are. Do we have the granite cliffs of masculinity or the sandy beaches of femininity? Secluded lagoons of singleness or land bridges of marriage? What is our proximity to other islands? Do children or grandchildren play on our shores? And most importantly, how should that affect the currents of the ocean around us?

That is what we will explore in the coming weeks.

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