Dramatica Definition: Objective Story Inhibitor

Objective Story Inhibitor • [Variation] • The kind of item which serves to impede the Objective Story’s progress • The Objective Story Inhibitor is what prevents a story from just rushing full speed to the solution. It is like a brake mechanism which can be applied as the author pleases. The introduction of this item will always slow the progress of the story and it works as the antidote to the Objective Story Catalyst.

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