I have a branching novel with multiple characters and time travel.
I’ve tried creating a “narrative” section for each branch, but my problem is that my branches often merge back together, which means I want an event to show up in multiple narrative sections, which isn’t possible. Seems the “narrative” section implies a linear reading order.
I’ve also seen the suggestion of creating new “arcs”, where for each event I can assign the event to multiple arcs - that works for branching novels, but then the problem is I only see chronological order and not story order.
Is there a way to have both? I’d like to peruse story order, from the perspective of a branch.
For instance, Bob has a multi-chapter branch, and Alice has a multi-chapter branch, and then Bob travels back in time to a bar where Alice also is. Then how would I peruse Bob’s story order, and then Alice’s story order?