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Examples of Main Characters Who “Stop”

Stop as the Growth — The direction of the Main Character’s growth is toward stopping something. The issue of Resolve (Change/Steadfast) has an impact on how to evaluate Growth (Start/Stop), so we’ve included examples which reflect these different contexts. For … Continue reading

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Examples of Main Characters Who “Start”

Start as the Growth — The direction of the Main Character’s growth is toward starting something. The issue of Resolve (Change/Steadfast) has an impact on how to evaluate Growth (Start/Stop), so we’ve included examples which reflect these different contexts. For … Continue reading

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Examples of Steadfast Main Characters

At the end of the story, the Main Character’s basic way of seeing things has remained the same as it was at the beginning of the story. For example, a man wrongly accused of murdering his wife remains steadfast in … Continue reading

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Examples of Main Characters who Change

A Main Character is said to change if, at the end of the story, the Main Character’s basic way of seeing things has altered from what it was at the beginning of the story. For example, a stubborn bounty hunter, … Continue reading

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Story Structure in the Real World: Forewarnings of “Progress”

Forewarnings are indicators the consequences are near, imperilling the goal.  In some stories “Progress” itself is used as forewarnings. Real World Examples: 1. The increasing number of people moving out of Southern California in relation to a real-estate crash 2. … Continue reading

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Story Structure in the Real World: The Past as a Forewarning

Forewarnings are the dramatic indicators that the story consequence is closing in and the goal is more in peril.  In a given story structure, all the forewarnings will pertain to the same kind of thing, such as cracks forming in … Continue reading

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Start and Stop Characters in the Real World

In Dramatica theory, characters can grow by starting a new behavior/attitude or stopping an old one. But how does that translate to the real world? Here are some examples: Start as the Growth — The direction of the Main Character’s … Continue reading

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Change & Steadfast Characters in the Real World

In Dramatica theory, characters can grow by changing or by growing in their resolve to remain steadfast.  But how does that translate to the real world?  Here are some examples: Change: At the end of the story, the Main Character’s … Continue reading

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