tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post117008651160852951..comments2023-10-11T09:22:33.136-04:00Comments on Paperback Writer: Plot AlgebraUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger19125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170256412418518432007-01-31T10:13:00.000-05:002007-01-31T10:13:00.000-05:00That KJA one is too funny. Thanks PBW for some mor...That KJA one is too funny. <BR/>Thanks PBW for some morning chuckles.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170251252224487492007-01-31T08:47:00.000-05:002007-01-31T08:47:00.000-05:00These are great! I had to come back just to see wh...These are great! I had to come back just to see what everyone came up with. ^_^ Tempest, make room for me on the couch and save some ice cream!Cora Zanehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09461246984192089505noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170212129467752132007-01-30T21:55:00.000-05:002007-01-30T21:55:00.000-05:00I know my tagline is "It's all about the numbers."...I know my tagline is "It's all about the numbers." But, really, I'm only able to do one word after another in the most rudimentary way. And precision isn't my strong point. Only last week I was saying, "A word here. A word there. Before you know it, there’s the whole darn novel."<BR/><BR/>This is hardly the stuff of algebraic equations. I'm clearly still in kindergarten where this writing stuff is considered. :) I'm lucky I can count in order. At least I can do it to 100k. And then I can subtract. Which should net me my finished product (or net, in this case):<BR/><BR/>w - f - r = N<BR/><BR/>Words minus fluff minus repetition equals Novel.Jeanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01805501348812702651noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170211727199492242007-01-30T21:48:00.000-05:002007-01-30T21:48:00.000-05:00Erm...((H + H) + (H + AH) / V x (PDT)) x Du = SHe...Erm...<BR/><BR/>((H + H) + (H + AH) / V x (PDT)) x Du = S<BR/><BR/>Heroine plus a Hero plus the Heroine plus an <I>Anti</I>-hero, all divided by the Villain multiplied by Place, Distance and Time multiplied by Danger to the unknown, equals.... A Sequel!!!Jaye Patrickhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05595648222196000153noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170208422501243302007-01-30T20:53:00.000-05:002007-01-30T20:53:00.000-05:00I think this would qualify more as story Caculus b...I think this would qualify more as story Caculus but here it is:<BR/><BR/>(TW + PW)W / DJ + PK = NL<BR/><BR/>Or Thinking about writing plus planning what to write times writing divided by dayjob and psychokitty equals no life. Oh well. Must go write now. <BR/>AnnAnnhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17968479919482739686noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170206209478582592007-01-30T20:16:00.000-05:002007-01-30T20:16:00.000-05:00AAaaaaaaagh! Math! Hate it! I barely passed Algy 1...AAaaaaaaagh! Math! Hate it! I barely passed Algy 1 & 2. Ugh! That was over 2 decades ago. *still shudders* The only good equation I know is:<BR/><BR/>IC + JDM = PP<BR/><BR/>Eating ice cream while watching a Johnny Depp movie equals a happy pity party. *lol*Tempest Knighthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06974312445961412430noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170197509617309892007-01-30T17:51:00.000-05:002007-01-30T17:51:00.000-05:00[I + M + W = P]however[I + M + Wa = -P]In other wo...[I + M + W = P]<BR/><BR/>however<BR/><BR/>[I + M + Wa = -P]<BR/><BR/>In other words, Ideas plus motivation plus words equals progress.<BR/><BR/>However, Ideas plus motivation plus day job equals no progress.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170196876788227782007-01-30T17:41:00.000-05:002007-01-30T17:41:00.000-05:00(DH+K+HW+RS)-24=NWIPOr... Spouse+Child+Housework+R...(DH+K+HW+RS)-24=NWIP<BR/><BR/>Or... Spouse+Child+Housework+Required Sleep minus hours in a day=no work in progress.<BR/><BR/>~AvaronAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170176425374972202007-01-30T12:00:00.000-05:002007-01-30T12:00:00.000-05:00By the way, I failed Algebra 1 most heinously. So ...By the way, I failed Algebra 1 <I>most heinously</I>. So I wouldn't dare rely on my own formula. :PCora Zanehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09461246984192089505noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170176289608496172007-01-30T11:58:00.000-05:002007-01-30T11:58:00.000-05:00The Wandering Plotline:AnH[(H+A)+(S-Px)] = WAnti-h...The Wandering Plotline:<BR/><BR/>AnH[(H+A)+(S-Px)] = W<BR/><BR/>Anti-hero meets heroine, who is tangled with another man she doesn't realize is the antagonist. <BR/>Add in scary elements minus a plot (Px) and that's equal to the characters wandering aimlessly through the novel. <BR/><BR/>Now somehow or another, I must solve for X. *_*Cora Zanehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09461246984192089505noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170175636126468052007-01-30T11:47:00.000-05:002007-01-30T11:47:00.000-05:00LOL!Geez, I sucked at algebra, but let's see...{h/...LOL!<BR/><BR/>Geez, I sucked at algebra, but let's see...<BR/><BR/>{h/B}+{A+SC}<{GGPxH}={IWADASD}x3<BR/>where<BR/>h=heroine<BR/>B=bitch<BR/>A=antagonist<BR/>SC=scary cult<BR/>GGP=gorgeous gaelic priest<BR/>H=hero<BR/>IWADASD=it was a dark and stormy demon...Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170170499603915622007-01-30T10:21:00.000-05:002007-01-30T10:21:00.000-05:00Umm.What language are we speaking?Umm.<BR/><BR/>What language are we speaking?nonehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00415222406280230021noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170169314623922562007-01-30T10:01:00.000-05:002007-01-30T10:01:00.000-05:00Okay, I was always better in geometry than algebra...Okay, I was always better in geometry than algebra -- if I can't see a picture I can't see the point. So my question(besides what the heck is an integral sign and what does it do anyway?) is if you are writing spiritual romance does this mean your love triangles have to be right triangles? I'm assuming isosceles romantic triangles would ideally have the equal sides as hero and heroine, which one would label "h"? And, are all obtuse triangles relegated to erotica?<BR/>JulieBAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170167650074634012007-01-30T09:34:00.000-05:002007-01-30T09:34:00.000-05:00Let's see... For my WIP, it would be:(P + A)(HTP -...Let's see... For my WIP, it would be:<BR/><BR/>(P + A)(HTP - DB10) = J<BR/><BR/>(Protag plus Antag) times(Horrible TownsPeople minus Dead Bodies to the tenth power) equals Justice.<BR/><BR/>;o)B.E. Sandersonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04336115135400388268noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170165268387386312007-01-30T08:54:00.000-05:002007-01-30T08:54:00.000-05:00Joely's equation definitely fits her just finished...Joely's equation definitely fits her just finished WIP. <BR/><BR/>Mine's more like: (H + S) / (D + P + G) X xLH = HWIP <BR/><BR/>That's Heroine plus slave, divided by Dragon plus Phoenix plus Goddess, multiplied by however many Little Helpers I find along the way gets you Horrible Work In Progress.Mayhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06185883760690309984noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170164132678854462007-01-30T08:35:00.000-05:002007-01-30T08:35:00.000-05:00I don't have a little "integral" sign handy:The in...I don't have a little "integral" sign handy:<BR/><BR/>The integral from 0 to "the end" of S(x)dx = Bx^2 + Mx + L where B=blood, M=mythology and L=love.Joely Sue Burkharthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17895058332587825648noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170163098436132362007-01-30T08:18:00.000-05:002007-01-30T08:18:00.000-05:00LOL this is fun. Let's see, mine would be: {Hi + H...LOL this is fun. Let's see, mine would be: {Hi + He/A) - (PT + BA) = C/SP<BR/><BR/>Or, the heroine plus the (hero divided by the antagonist, as in, he is both) minus the plot twists plus the bigger antagonist equals conflict divided by subplots.<BR/><BR/>Or something like that. I'm still trying to figure out how one character fits multiple slots.<BR/>JessAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170161845801409032007-01-30T07:57:00.000-05:002007-01-30T07:57:00.000-05:00Okay, great, now my mind is trying to develop deri...Okay, great, now my mind is trying to develop derivitives out of my current plots - and there's no way to type derivitives on a computer. (Math is thrown out, and my brain goes to Calculus - which I hated beyond all reason?!)<BR/><BR/>{[(P1+P2)/P2]-A}+SFC=TSFCE<BR/><BR/>The combined efforts of Protagonists 1 and 2, divided by the irritations of Protagonist 2, minus the actions of the Antagonist, plus the necessity of the scary fuzzy critter yields the typical science fiction cliff ending. ^-*Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8343238.post-1170159634495863322007-01-30T07:20:00.000-05:002007-01-30T07:20:00.000-05:00I always sucked at math.the most complicated i cou...I always sucked at math.<BR/><BR/>the most complicated i could do would be <BR/><BR/>h+h+pt-bg= HEA<BR/><BR/>to get the happy ever after, add the hero, heroine and the plot twist, minus the sum of the bad guys.<BR/><BR/>;pAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com