the area of concern in the Overall Story
Once the Overall Story Problem kicks in and the story begins, the characters in the story will start to become concerned with the Overall Story Concern. Every Throughline exists to offer an opportunity for an Audience to see the Problem of that Throughline in varying degrees of magnification. The Overall Story Concern is a very broad take on the story's Problem and the conflict that arises from it. This Concern will receive so much attention that the Overall Story Goal will be of the same Type as the Overall Story Concern.
If you remove what you think is the source of conflict from a story and there is still trouble, you haven't properly identified the source of conflict.
In this episode we look at the differences between Star Trek and Star Wars from a Dramatica point-of-view; looking at the structural differences in their narratives.
Complete stories do not require a single Hero with a single Goal.
The Overall Story Concern describes the kinds of things that everyone in the story is striving to attain. This could be in terms of concrete or abstract things, depending partly on the Overall Story Domain and partly on the twist the author wants to put on that Domain.