The 4th Wall
“The fourth wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from the audience. While the audience can see through this “wall”, the convention assumes, the actors act as if they cannot. ” – from Wikipedia.
This page allows me to comment on the writing of the work in progress.
As a way to develop my characters, I’ll be adding Myers Briggs Type letters to each today, at least the four Keirsey temperaments: SJ, SP, NF, NT.
I’ll also assign thinking hats and action shoes to characters, from Edward de Bono
Six distinct directions are identified and assigned a color. The six directions (hats) are:
Managing Blue – what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal? Can look at the big picture.
Information White – considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?
Emotions Red – intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification)
Discernment Black – logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative. Practical, realistic.
Optimistic response Yellow – logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony. Sees the brighter, sunny side of situations.
Creativity Green – statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes. Thinks creatively, outside the box.
Six Action Shoes – what action is needed here?
– Navy formal shoes: Routines and formal procedures
– Grey sneakers: Exploration, investigation, and collection of evidence. Purpose of the action is to get information. Also, sees information challenges.
– Brown brogues: Involves practically and pragmatism. Do what is sensible and what is practical. Figure it out as you go using initiative, practical behavior, and flexibility. Almost the opposite of the formality navy formal shoes.
– Orange gumboots: Danger and emergency. Emergency action is required. Safety is a prime concern
– Pink slippers: Suggest care, compassion, and attention to human feelings and sensitivities.
– Purple riding boots: Suggest authority. Playing out the role give by virtue of a position or authority. There is an element of leadership and command. The person is not acting in his or her own capacity but in an official role.
– Once the framework has been learned and visualized, then there is no need to repeat the whole description of the action mode each time.
Today I introduced Everett Rogers, the diffusion of innovations and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle. References are here: