I’m still finalising that – I asked the question because as I came across the issue as I was developing the idea, rather than that I have a set number of links that must be included.
But basically, I think it will useful for me to have the same planning map for at least two ideas: conflicts/actions and relationships, so that I can choose easily to disable one or both to unclutter the map a little, without losing information.
So, a set of linktypes to cover the relationships between characters (p-loves, p-hates, p-envies, p-distrusts etc) and another set of links to cover actions arising out of conflicts (e.g. Steve > ‘a-feeds’ > Racial Tension, Peter > ‘a-investigates’ > Fred’s murder etc)
In all there are about 12 link types so far.
The idea would be that I could switch off all the a-links at once to see just the ‘relationships’ map, or switch the p-links off to see just the conflict actions.
Of course I can do this all manually, but it’s a bit repetitive, so I wondered if there was a stamp action to speed it up. I’ve tried other ideas (such as having two agents – but of course the links don’t persist in aliases so it’s not quite as convenient as having the one map.)
But I’ll stress – I’m only testing these ideas out, so I’m happy to hear advice about better ways to go about this.