2 thoughts on “DRS Episode 406–Arcs of Misery, Elation, Success, and Failure”

  1. Caught me off guard hearing my own name in the podcast! Thanks for diving into this. As for me, I’m about halfway between pantser and plotter (under a pen name, don’t ask) and I think it can be useful to think about these emotional ebbs and flows a bit. I know David Wood mentioned that last time about the “all is lost” moment in the adventure genre, which is something that I think comes up in a lot more genres, actually. I also think if you study Pixar they’ve really mastered this stuff. But you could definitely get too calculating with this and end up with something that falls flat.

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