Category Archives: Throughlines

Overall Story Concern?

The 12 Essential QuestionsEvery Writer Should Answer 10. Overall Story Concern Within the scenario against which your story takes place, there is an area of shared importance to all the characters in your story. Select the item(s) that best describes … Continue reading

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Overall Story Throughline?

The 12 Essential QuestionsEvery Writer Should Answer 9. Overall Story Throughline Every story is set against the issues which arise from a single problem. The problem itself will fall into one of four broad categories. If you want the problem … Continue reading

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“Pyschology” as the Subjective Story Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, Psychology as the Subjective Story Domain has the Main and Obstacle Characters diverging over a manner of thinking. Phrases like, “You always get this way when we argue,” and “No, I don’t – it’s you that … Continue reading

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“Mind” as the Subjective Story Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, when Mind is selected as the Subjective Story Domain, fixed attitudes or mind-sets form the battleground of the Main and Obstacle Characters. How many fixed attitudes can we see as a personal point of contention between … Continue reading

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“Physics” as the Subjective Story Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, if Physics is the Subjective Story Domain the Main and Obstacle Characters will be grappling over an activity. This could be an activity that is leading toward a purpose or just something engaged in for its … Continue reading

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“Universe” as the Subjective Story Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, a Subjective Story Domain of Universe has the Main and Obstacle Characters at odds over a situation that exists between them. This could be a marriage contract, business partnership, a chain of military command, being caretaker for … Continue reading

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The Subjective Story Domain

The Subjective Story Domain is the realm of the story’s Passionate Argument. This is where the author creates meaning for the audience’s emotional appraisal of a story’s message. The primary focus is on the relationship between the Main and Obstacle … Continue reading

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“Psychology” as the Obstacle Character Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, a Psychology Obstacle Character influences others through direct manipulation or may just have an impact because of the way in which he thinks. In either case, the focus of this Domain is an external view of … Continue reading

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“Mind” as the Obstacle Character Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, the Mind Obstacle Character exhibits a fixation or attitude dealing primarily with memories, desires, immediate responses or considerations. It is this attitude that causes the Main Character to reconsider and/or justify his position. From the Dramatica … Continue reading

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“Physics” as the Obstacle Character Domain

In Dramatica Story Theory, a Physics Domain Obstacle Character will be a person whose actions in the areas of Learning, Understanding, Doing, or Obtaining (the four Physics Types) make a case against the Main Character’s point of view. At the end … Continue reading

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