Dramatica Definition: Objective Story Focus

Objective Story Focus • [Element] • The principal symptom of the Objective Story’s Problem • If the Objective Story’s Problem is seen as a disease, the Solution would be the cure. The Focus, however, would be the principal symptom. Since the symptoms of a disease are more apparent than the disease itself, the symptom is called the Focus, because the attention of the Objective Characters is focused there. Even if the Objective Characters are aware of the true nature of the Problem itself (which they may or may not be), they will be more riveted to the immediate effects created by the Focus.

From the Dramatica Dictionary