Ideas for Stories Concerned with the Present

The Present as the Concern — All the objective characters are concerned with the The Present; with the way things stand as of now.

For example, a kingdom is ruled by a boy king with no experience; a group of people locked inside an elevator; army generals fighting a war with heavy casualties take honest account of how their troops are outnumbered; a team of reporters caught in a foreign country that has just turned hostile to the U.S., etc.

Exploring the characters’ present status will illustrate it as an Objective Story Concern.

Excerpted from
Dramatica Story Development Software