Category Archives: Story Points

Story Consequences

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Step 43 Story Consequences A goal is what the characters chase, but what chases the characters?  The consequence doubles the dramatic tension in a story by providing a negative … Continue reading

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Plot Requirements

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Step 42 Plot Requirements The success or failure in achieving the goal is an important but short moment at the end of the story.  So how is interest maintained … Continue reading

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Main Character’s Resolve

Dramatica asks 12 Essential Questions every author should be able to answer about his or her story. Four deal with the Main Character, four with Plot, and the remaining four with Theme. The first of these questions is Main Character … Continue reading

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Problem, Symptom, and Critical Flaw

A writer recently sent these questions.  First, their letter, then my response: Kris: I’ve been following Dramatica for almost a year now and when you think you’ve got everything sorted out, something comes along to make you question what you … Continue reading

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Audience Reach – Dramatica Story Point

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The Objective Story Issue

The Objective Story is the overall story in which all the characters are involved.  Essentially, it is what the reader or audience will think of as the “plot” of the story.  To add meaning and purpose to your objective story … Continue reading

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What is the “Objective Story Concern”?

Objective Story Concern: The purposes or interests sought after by the Objective Characters. Quick Explanation: Within the scenario against which your story takes place, there is an area of shared importance to all the characters in your story. Excerpted from … Continue reading

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