Plot as Process Teleseminar

for Storytelling in Higher Education SIG teleseminar

September 27, 2018

Time to run up the flag as artists, not industrial designers. Reclaim Plot as an assortment of processes—not as a collection of things!

This page contains:

  • Your discount code for $155 off the Plot As Process course, which begins in a couple weeks;

  • Links to books, etc., that I reference in the talk;

  • A brief outline of the teleseminar I led for SHE on September 27, 2018.

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your Discount code

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Also, if you register by next Monday (Oct 1), your schedule preferences will be considered when I choose the time for the three sections. (If none of the sections work for you, I’ll refund your payment promptly.)

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  • Follow the prompts from there!


From the essay, “Conflict”:

Romeo and Juliet is a story of the conflict between two families, and its plot involves the conflict of two individuals with those families. Is that all it involves? Isn’t Romeo and Juliet about something else, and isn’t it the something else that makes the otherwise trivial tale of a feud into a tragedy?

I for one will be glad when this gladiatorial view of fiction has run its course.—Ursula K. LeGuin

How to Brighten Colors of Roses

  • Plant your roses where they will receive at least six hours of full sunlight each day but light afternoon shade. Strong sunlight has a bleaching effect on rose petals.

  • Sprinkle 1/3 to 1/2 cup of Epsom salt around the root zone of each rose plant in early spring, and water the area….The magnesium in Epsom salt can intensify flower and leaf color.

  • Cut back roses in late summer. Doing so allows them to bloom in cooler, fall weather….Cooler temperatures in fall cause roses to open more slowly, giving their color more time to develop.

Six Moral “Flavors” (From The Righteous Mind):

  1. Care/Harm

  2. Liberty/Oppression

  3. Fairness/Cheating

  4. Loyalty/Betrayal

  5. Authority/Subversion

  6. Sanctity/Degradation

Links and References

Click on book titles to visit the pages for the books:

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion. New York: Random House, 2012.

Ursula K. LeGuin, “Conflict.” Dancing At The Edge Of The World: Thoughts On Words, Women, Places. New York: Grove Atlantic, 1988. (Kindle Location 3382)

N. J. Lowe, The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.