Category Archives: Story Points

Story Points: Judgment

As an author, you can temper the story’s Outcome by providing a Judgment as to whether the Main Character resolves its personal angst or not. Regardless of Success or Failure in the effort to achieve the goal, is your Main … Continue reading

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Story Points: Success or Failure?

Success or failure is solely determined by whether or not the story goal is achieved, regardless of how your characters feel about it. If you want the Goal to be reached in your story, choose Success. If you want a … Continue reading

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Story Point: Limit

In order to create tension in your audience, you will want to establish a limit to the story. This limit will indicate to the audience what will bring the story to a moment of truth, either running out of time … Continue reading

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What is Your Story Driver?

Driver: The mechanism by which the plot is moved forward. Some stories are driven by actions. Others are forced along by decisions. All stories have some degree of both. This question determines which one “triggers” the other, but does not … Continue reading

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Story Point: Mental Sex

Every Main Character should have a Mental Sex. Whether your Main Character is a horse, a house, a person, or an alien, the audience will not be able to empathize with it unless that character possesses a Male or Female … Continue reading

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Story Point: Your Main Character – “Do-er” or “Be-er”?

Some of the characters you create as an author will be Do-ers who try to accomplish their purposes through activities (by doing things). Other characters are Be-ers who try to accomplish their purposes by working it out internally (by being … Continue reading

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Story Point: Main Character Growth

Over the course of your story, the Main Character will either grow out of something or grow into something. Authors show their audiences how to view this development of a Main Character by indicating the direction of Growth by the … Continue reading

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