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plotline dependency tracking for fictional worlds

kinda like git diff/merge and make for story writers
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For story writing, it would be interesting if there is a dependency tracking system so that you can avoid plot holes.

This is especially if storylines becomes as complex as a superhero comicbook.

If you change one element of a story, it will computationally evaluate and highlight the changes and potential plotholes/conflicts.


Potential issues in coding this, is dealing with time travel stories and grandfather paradoxes.

mofosyne, Feb 18 2017

You'd better factor this one into your equations ... Edit_20your_20annot..._20coherent_20story
[normzone, Feb 20 2017]

Novel writing software: NewNovelist http://www.newnovelist.com/
[jutta, Feb 20 2017]

Novel writing software: The Marshall Plan https://www.themarshallplan.net/
Based on a how-to book. [jutta, Feb 20 2017]


       I read that as 'plotline dependency fracking for fictional worlds' which would a neat trick, syphoning off all the whale oil from the lamps in Sherlock Holmes stories. Ok, it's too late in the night for my brain..
not_morrison_rm, Feb 18 2017

       Why fictional? It seems like this would be a good way to keep track of factions etc in the Middle East, American politics etc.
bungston, Feb 18 2017

       Interestingly enough, I saw a claim that memories could be edited...but I can't help feeling I've read that before...
not_morrison_rm, Feb 18 2017

       Interesting, how tricky is it for a fair and continous curve be edited and yet stay fair and continuous? Probably down to scale. Whereas something discontinuous and random can be edited to the heart's content.
wjt, Feb 18 2017

       Not sure how this would work without some really advanced a.i.
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2017

       Bizzaro World - The potholes and conflicts are the story.
popbottle, Feb 19 2017

       There's actually an existing genre of creative writing tools that can go anywhere from an outliner plus index cards to something that more or less autocompletes the plot for you. There are versions for novels and screenplays. (It might be cheaper to just hire a writer outright, though.)
jutta, Feb 20 2017

       Wow, [jutta]. Just wow.   

       Well, I guess it was bound to happen. People keep creating tools. I wonder if those tools produce awful fiction, or merely sad, or if they can be tweaked to be a positive influence on a tale. Probably in the end it comes down to a combination of the tool and the user.
normzone, Feb 21 2017

       "The Marshall Plan" is $130, "NewNovelist" is $30.   

       In Inuvik, Canada, it was negative five degrees F, and rain was in the forcast.
normzone, Feb 22 2017

       Somebody, somewhere, must have attempted to produce a Universal History, in which as much science fiction as possible, from Star Trek to Passengers, is mapped out in time and space.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2017

       //Robot authors are taking all the jobs. //   

       [Ian], is it possible that reports that "Ah, no, sorry, the post's been filled by a computer." is simply employers trying to let you down gently?   

       Also, have you considered a career in unemployability?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2017


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