Writing Fiction: What's the Point? Part Five


If you’ve been following this series of articles, you will have discerned that the Focusing Protocol is subtle. The more subtle, the better.

That’s because depolarisation in particular is to do with nuance.

As mentioned earlier, to inject drama into any situation, things have to be polarised. Driving apart things creates vacuums, and vacuums attract attention just like a vacuum cleaner sucks in air. It’s fairly easy, and not very nuanced, to polarise any situation: one simply seeks for the differences, simplifies them and emphasises them as differences while overlooking similarities.