Expansion Pack: Canon

Story Empire

Hi Gang. Craig with you again today, and I have an idea for three different, but related topics. These are extras to the writing game, so I’m bringing them to you as part of my Expansion Pack posts.

We’ll have a post on Canon, One Upmanship, and Prequels. Let’s spin the dial and we land upon… Canon.

No matter how you plan your stories, in your head, on a storyboard, or a detailed plot, the minute you start writing, you’re actually building fences. They’re present, even if you don’t realize it. Your job is to live within the fences you’ve built.

In a simple explanation, you can’t have your character suffering from the long term effect of a car crash, then decide it would be cooler to have him be a disabled veteran in chapter seven. The only way to do this is to go back and change the earlier…

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