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May 13, 2018

I can’t quite remember why I first did this back in 2013, two years before publication. Curiosity, I suppose. I know I had seen some theory about story arc and I think I must have wanted to see how I Am Not Gog fared under some analysis, at least. I’m really not one for creating from theory or formulas, most of them appear to be common sense dressed up in fancy words, from Aristotle to today’s (culturally and ethically problematic) literary agency ‘writing courses’.

I’m a sucker for a nice graph, so I broke the novel down into its thirty-six scenes and put them into a spreadsheet and estimated how much drama each contained on a scale of one to a hundred. Each scene may contain some calm as...

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I Am Not Gog. A novel by Matthew James Hunt.

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