Hey, guys. I've done a complete search for an answer, but haven't found one. Please feel free to redirect me if there's one buried somewhere.
I'm working on a sitcom, which means multiple plot strands (A, B, and C stories specifically) in just about every episode. Of course, writing a half-hour comedy means there's really not a lot of time to go deep Dramatica, but the bones of a storyform (or 3!) can make all the difference even if there are only four (hey, a quad!!) beats in each.
Anyway, I was wondering if there was some spiritual or intellectual law that required these hypothetical three storyforms to fit into the same thematic 'area'. Basically, I want to know if this is allowed:
A Story: Something in Understanding.
B Story: Something in Progress.
C Story: Something in Subconscious.
Or if this is required:
A Story: Something in Obtaining
B Story: Something in The Future
C Story: Something in Becoming
I haven't experimented, but I would assume that it would just feel intuitively 'wrong' to jump from a story about Becoming to one about Understanding. Just curious if there's any basis there.
Also, this is completely irrelevant to the topic but Dramatica has taught me that jokes rooted in narrative structure are incredibly satisfying. My dream of writing an intelligent fart joke creeps ever nearer to reality...