The Zen of Story Structure: The Meaning of Success

Ultimately, the characters will either Succeed in achieving their desired outcome or fail to do so. However, Success is not always a good thing. For example, it may be that a character succeeds at something hurtful or evil. Even a good intentioned character might achieve something that it is unaware will cause harm. Whatever its quality, worth or ramifications, if the outcome desired at the story’s beginning is achieved, the story ends in Success.

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Dramatica Story Development Software