15.25: Using the MICE Quotient for Conflict
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard
The MICE quotient is a tool for categorizing story elements—Milieu, Idea, Character, and Event—and we’ve talked about it quite a bit in the past. When a listener asked how we might use the MICE quotient to create, inform, manage, and otherwise help us “do” conflict in our stories, we were excited to start recording, and a bit bewildered that we’d somehow not already done this episode.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Joseph Meacham, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Free write a character doing something. Identify the MICE elements. Pick one, and build additional conflict around it.
Thing of the week: Escaping Exodus, by Nicky Drayden.
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