Dramatica Definition: Subjective Story Catalyst

Subjective Story Catalyst • [Variation] • The kind of item which serves to push the Subjective Story forward • The Subjective Story Catalyst is what creates breakthroughs and seems to accelerate the Subjective Story. In both the Objective and Subjective Stories there occur dramatic “log-jams” when things seem to be approaching a halt. This is when the Catalyst is necessary, for its introduction will either solve the puzzle that’s holding things up or else make the puzzle seem suddenly unimportant so the story can continue.

From the Dramatica Dictionary