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Season 1 Episode 7 | Recorded Dec 16th, 2020

Finishing Off the Objective Story Throughline

Creating an ending conflict that leaves the audience wanting more

In this cumulative episode, John takes us through the process of completing our exploration of the Objective Story Throughline. By writing effective Sources of Conflict for each Signpost (Act), we now have a great jumping off point for the rest of our story. John takes it even one step further at the end by showing how the universality of these SoCs (Sources of Conflict) make them applicable towards new stories, regardless of the actual storytelling (effectively separating structure from storytelling).

Chat Log

  • 00:08:56 Diane: isn't failure bad a down?
  • 00:09:29 Diane: Isn't SOTD a holistic story?
  • 00:09:31 Hunter: I would think that, if this is Linear, then even Severe need not necessarily feel down.
  • 00:12:45 Diane: I'm reminded of Cabin in the woods. Failure to contain the evil demons. But they virigin and stoner are okay with not - betraying each other.
  • 00:13:14 Diane: Failure bad would be getting sick from the disease.
  • 00:16:47 Diane: The tragedy part would be throwing away the "cure" as you clean up the after party and the person with the needed blood - quality, goes off to a career in the NFL or something
  • 00:21:54 Diane: learning that you cannot use others in order to advance your own agenda unless
  • 00:23:25 Diane: you learn that you can only be used when you let people USE you
  • 00:31:21 Diane: It's prolly just me but that does nothing for me.
  • 00:33:35 Diane: I don't think there is anyone here who thinks I'm particularly nice.
  • 00:34:30 Mike Lucas: I think you are nice Diane
  • 00:34:53 Diane: That's sweet. Thank you, Mike.
  • 00:42:53 Hunter: Basically, they lose him in some way...
  • 00:54:06 Hunter: Messing around at a bar vs training in the rink? for Doing?
  • 01:04:33 Hunter: Story: <------------------->
  • Inequity: *
  • 01:05:07 Hunter: I wanted to write a block above, but that's hard in chat...