Re: virus: Re: virus-digest V1 #109
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 01:17:49 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Dave Pape wrote:

> >I have observed that the most effective science fantasy builds at least 2
> >or 3 of the 10 key delusions [the Chosen One Meme is one!], that
> >Karl Menninger listed in his book "The Mind", into the plot. Doing this
> >explicitly has improved my own fiction.
> What are the others? Don't worry, I don't write sci-fi, your royalties
> are safe.

Nonexistent royalties need not be protected.

I'll find that over winter break [it helps if the book isn't 250 miles away!]

One of my longer storylines uses the following concepts on the protagonist:
1) "Messiah complex"
2) "Mysterious Father"
3) "No one understands"
I must have at least a novella about this lady Iskandran Badger now....

Asking a setting to carry a story more than two chapters requires more
skill than I have.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd