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Visualizing the Main Character Dynamics

Jan 26th, 2022

Main Character Approach

The Main Character Approach Dynamic is the preferred method of resolving conflict for the Main Character. Some will prefer to address the world around them before adapating themselves (Main Character Approach of Do-er). Others would prefer to adapt themselves to the world before trying to address anything external to them (Main Character Approach of Be-er).

This choice is related to the location of the Main Character Throughline in the model of the Storymind.

Do-er

If the Main Character Approach is Do-er then the Main Character Throughline must fall in either the Universe Domain or the Physics Domain.

Universe

Physics

Be-er

If the Main Character Approach is Be-er then the Main Character Throughline must fall in either the Psychology Domain or the Mind Domain.

Psychology

Mind

The top of the model is External (Universe and Physics), the bottom is Internal (Psychology and Mind).

Main Character Growth

The Main Character Growth Dynamic is the relationship between Objective Story and Main Character Throughlines, the relationship between Character and Plot, or the objective point of view of conflict and the subjective point of view of conflict.

Stop

A Stop Dynamic finds the Objective Story Plot and the Main Character Throughline in a horizontal relationship.

Main Character

Objective Story

Objective Story

Main Character

Start

A Star Dynamic finds the Objective Story Plot and the Main Character Throughline in a vertical relationship.

Main Character

Objective Story

Objective Story

Main Character