How to Use Vector Theory to Write a Story

Cynthia Clay
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 571–572 Workshop Papers


The forces of physics are analogous to the forces of literature. Therefore, the elements of dramatic structure can be described precisely by vector theory. In this workshop, I will show participants how to use vector theory and qualitative math to create rising action, the climax, falling action, theme, atmosphere, and characterization.