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In Story, Things Aren't What They Seem

Sep 13th, 2015

There is only one plot — things are not what they seem. JIM THOMPSON

Dramatica covers this: the Focus and Direction of a Throughline categorize what appears to be going on. The Problem and Solution are what is really going on.

The big choice for the Main Character at the end of a story is which set to go with it. Steadfast characters stick with the Focus and Response, Changed characters choose the Problem and Solution.