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Asking The Right Questions In A Story Meeting

If the room goes silent, know the right question to ask.

Returning from Disney Animation Television after another productive session planning future seasons, it struck me how universal narrative is to all of us. Throw out a question informed by Dramatica's understanding of story and suddenly a room silent with individual thought erupts into a collective brainstorm of creativity. Questions like:

Everyone intuitively understands narrative--they just need to be asked the right question to get the creativity flowing.