Category Archives: Throughlines

The Four Throughlines

The following  excerpt is taken from The Dramatica Class Transcripts Dramatica : Remember I talked about the Objective and Subjective views of story? Well, another way to look at that is the Objective view is what you are looking at, … Continue reading

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Overall Story Problem?

The 12 Essential Questions Every Writer Should Answer 12. Overall Story Problem As an author you will want to know what drives your Main Character. Selecting the Main Character problem determines the nature of this drive. Choose the item(s) that … Continue reading

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Overall Story Issue?

The 12 Essential QuestionsEvery Writer Should Answer 11. Overall Story Issue An author must not only choose the nature of the problem in his story, but also in what light he wishes to present it. The choice of Issue focuses … Continue reading

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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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