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Story Structure: Examples of “Mind” Stories

Mind as the Objective Story Domain — All of the objective characters are concerned with a fixed aspect of the mind. For example, a community’s firm belief in the occult; a family’s commitment to the memory of its ancestors (ancestor … Continue reading

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Story Structure: Examples of “Psychology” Stories

Psychology as the Objective Story Domain — All of the objective characters are concerned with a mental process or manner of thinking. For example, curing a mental illness; determining why someone’s relationships always fail; figuring out how to build a … Continue reading

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Story Strucutre: Examples of “Physics” Stories

Physics as the Objective Story Domain — All of the objective characters are concerned with an activity or endeavor. For example, searching for lost treasure; engaging in a sport; exercising as a way of life; self-flagellation; taking part in a … Continue reading

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Story Structure: Examples of Universe Stories

Universe as the Domain — All of the Objective Characters are concerned with maintaining or demolishing a situation. For example, a country under the thumb of an authoritarian dictator; the condition of a dysfunctional family; a utopian society; a submarine … Continue reading

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Story Structure: Examples of “Bad” as the Judgment

Bad as the Judgment — The Main Character does not resolve its personal problems. For example, a woman who has succeeded in earning the job of company president finds that it is an unfulfilling achievement and that she still wants … Continue reading

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Story Structure: Examples of Failure as the Outcome

Failure as the Outcome — The Goal of the Objective Story is not reached. For example, a family who struggles to get their dying father’s money fails when they find he burned it all before he died; a woman who … Continue reading

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Story Structure: Examples of a Successful Outcome

Success as the Outcome — The Goal of the Objective Story is reached. For example, a detective who wants to catch a killer finally traps him and arrests him; a business woman who wants to be president of the company … Continue reading

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