FS#41 - Using entire row for scenes
Opened by Andrej (Andrej) - Monday, 05 December 2011, 21:09 GMT+2
Last edited by Intertec (Intertec) - Wednesday, 07 December 2011, 10:15 GMT+2
Each scene can be related to multiple strands at once. Currently, this is solved only with the option of adding links to other strands within a particular scene box (with the box still placed only within its own strand column).
It would make more sense to have the possibility of having the whole ROW of boxes in different strands referring to a single scene. (I.e. the scene would be defined as a row , not only a single scene box in a single strand). Each box in that row could then contain scene information relevant for that particular strand (for example, the box in the LOVER strand could refer to an event between the protagonist/detective and his lover, while the neighouring MURDERER box would contain how this particular event affects the Murderer strand - i.e. the lover reveals some informastion about his identity or whereabouts, etc..). To put it another way: you should be able to link parallel boxes in the row into a single scene (which is moved as one, compiled and printed in reports as one).
In this way, rows would be much more effectively used as now. Just by looking down any strand you could keep track about what happens/is revealed about that particular strand at any stage of the book, regardless of the main strand of the scene (i.e. LOVER in the above example). I feel that the way boxes are arranged now, placing scene boxes next to each other in a row seems pretty useless, since the left-right arangement does not even necessarily correspond to their sequence in the book (even if the events take place at the same date/hour). And at the other extreme, placing each scene box in its own row creates so much useless empty space.