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Re: The Official BTB Discussion Thread
Random question in an attempt to create some discussion, and it is a rather simple question -
How do YOU plan your feuds/storylines/angles?
What I mean by that is is there a set way you plan your feuds or does it just depend? Do you think of they payoff and book backwards from that payoff to the beginning of the feud? Do you do the opposite, begin a feud and then plan up to the pay off? Do you simply think of two guys you want to feud with each other, create a feud between them and make it up as you go along? Do you think of someone you want to push and just think of the most logical, interesting and/or dynamic way to go about it?
To put the question in to context. Say you started a thread after a Wrestlemania (which a lot of people tend to do) and you are planning your PPVs up until Summerslam (which a lot of people tend to do) - Do you create the PPV cards in chronological order - Backlash to Judgement Day to whatever - and end up at Summerslam? Or do you plan your Summerslam card and then work backwards? Do you do a bit of both? Do you have a general idea of the main events/who you want to push at/by Summerslam, but plan in chronological order.
Has you planning style changed as you have grown and developed as a booker and as a writer? If so, how was it before and how has it changed in to what it is now?
I think it'll be interesting to see how planning techniques/preferences/styles differ from thread to thread and booker to booker.