Did I say THIRST in that previous post? That’s actually an acronym that I am using as part of my novel creation methodology. THIRST™ stands for:
T – Tension
H – Humor
I – Incident
R – Romance
S – Suspense
T – Terror/Fear
I have put this methodology and analysis system together based on my fiction writing research. As part of this I have adapted Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake method (thanks, Randy!) so that I can take a list of scenes, plug in numerical numbers representing these THIRST categories and actually get a GRAPH of how a novel might affect the readers emotions—and keep the pages turning!
I’ll be sharing more about this in the future and might actually put a sample of my software out on this site so other authors can give it a try!