Zen of Writing: The Conscious

When one has all the facts, knows all the impact – both positive and negative; when one is fully aware of detrimental consequences and still decides on the poor course of action, there is something wrong with the way one arrives at conclusions. This is the subject of stories focusing on The Conscious.

The key here is not to redefine who a character is, but to lead it to relearn how to weigh an issue so that its conclusions are less destructive to itself and/or others.

Excerpted from
The Zen of Story Structure

DEFINITION: The Conscious: present considerations.

SYNONYMS: considerations, sensibilities, cognizant, ability to consider, sensible, informed contemplation, contemplation.

DYNAMIC PAIR: Memory, recollections.