In my storyform - a Sciene Fiction / Drama / Espionage - Novel - i am trying to understand the following Output in the Report Section of Dramatica:
Fortunately, like a referee, there is a Catalyst that moves in to break it up. In "Pale Blue Dot," Delay is the Catalyst that gets things moving again. However, once moving, the plot tends to pick up too much speed, as if the accelerator pedal were stuck to the floor. Once again, a force comes into play to regulate the speed. In "Pale Blue Dot" this Inhibitor is Dream. Any other means of arbitrating the speed of the plot might seem arbitrary. However, because of their relationship to The Future, Delay and Dream provide an author with unobtrusive tools to adjust the pacing of the story's progress.
Ironically i can imagine it much better the other way round. I really have problems encoding (and understanding) how "dreaming" can inhibit a story and "delaying" is able to move it forward.
Do you have an (exemplary) idea how this dynamic could be encoded in a meaningful way?
Thx for your thoughts!