I feel like I have read, listened, watched, and queried wherever I could about this. But, still am not clear on it. Maybe I’ve missed something. Please help!
The Defintion of both Action and Decision are cicular in that niether seems to simply state what defines an Action or a Decision:
The Story Driver is clear because it just states one precipitates the other and carries a litmus test:
Can you explain the Story Driver further? - Questions - Dramatica
I understand the litmus test. But, am not satisfied with it beacuse it is a counterfactual. I would prefer to make this choice without having to perform a test to see if it worked each time. I also intuitively understand the football analogy. But, may need more analogies.
Am I the only one who can’t clearly define Action vs Decsion? Like I can tell you when a scene is one or the other. But, I can’t tell you why. I can usually tell you what the driver is. But, I can’t tell you why it is one or the other.
The purpose of this is for my writing. But, I need a really clear definition if possible of Action Driver that doesn’t refer to Action or just say it is not a Decision. And, the same for Decision Driver.
I also have noticed the Driver is triggered often by the limit. But, doesn’t that mean that the Driver also triggers the next limit?
Finally, in football, both teams huddle and make decisions, is just because the offense has the ball that they are the deciders? Does it have to do with offense and defense in a narrative? Does it have to do with onus? Is there a way to look at the OS POV and see which choice is best suited for a given story? Like picking whether a story is told from the offense or defense for football?