On Chronology

Tinderbox and Law uses Tinderbox to explore the chronology of events involved in an investigation. The technique translates well to the needs of fiction, too.

As Mark Bernstein comments , the article highlights the importance of using both the outline view and the map view to understand not only the order of the events, but the intervals between events as well. If a map view becomes too busy or complicated, the outline view’s collapsible list of events could be useful. Conversely, the map view shows the relationship of links and intervals of events that the outline view cannot. It’s best to use both together.