Do you think a short story can be deconstructed into a tree of concepts such as: - Premise: Guy jumps out of a window but can fly. --Plot element1: Guy is on top of a building. --PE2: Guy jumps. --... --PEn: Guy flies. - Characters --C1: dumb, tall, suicidal, x, y, z, ..., can fly. --... - Sections: start, middle, end. --start ---Scene 1 ----Paragraph 1: Presentation of the setting ----P2: C1(tall and x) ----P3: C1(dumb, suicidal); ----P4: ... If you think that completely desconstructing a story into its elements is possible, I have another question: Could a story be written from one such tree of elements? And lastly, if you think that writing a story from a decomposition of its elements is possible, do you think the Paragraphs could be distributed among many writers, so each one writes a tiny part while using the common elements, and that the story would make sense at the end?