A short guide to the Plot Scheme I use as a Developmental Editor and the three theories about narrative structure this scheme is based on.
Deckard's existential anguish is only effective within the narrative premises of the original Blade Runner. When Hollywood tasks a team of screenwriters with reviving a conflict that cannot be rationalized, problems ensue...
A word by word demonstration of Dan Brown's bad writing.
Sperber and Wilson's Relevance Theory explains why characters can't make stupid choices. Realism is not always engaging.