Main Character Direction

the efforts of the Main Character to solve his apparent problems

Practical Usage

This story point works hand-in-hand with the Main Character Focus. Sensing what they think the problem is, the Main Character responds by shifting things towards a different Direction. It is like treating the symptoms of a disease rather than attacking the disease directly--only this disease exists in the mind of the Main Character.


A Main Character can never be sure if what he believes to be the source of his problem really is the source of his problem. Regardless, based on his apparent problems he will determine a potential solution or Response which he hopes will work as a solution. The dramatic unit that describes what a Main Character holds as the path to a solution is the Main Character Response.