I'm posting this because I keep making the same mistake over and over. When I sit down to encode a blank storyform, I'll put someone in a Situation, or have them involved in an Activity, and leave it at that, not encoding why this Situation or Activity is a problem. Eventually I'll realize that I haven't actually made a problematic Situation, but a situation that leads to (or stems from, or is otherwise connected to) a problematic Activity or a problematic Fixed Attitude or whatever.
Often, I've already become invested in the idea enough to want to see the encoding through, which means I now have to find the correct storyform for it. This can be both frustrating and exciting. Frustrating because I've done all the work in one storyform that doesn't fit and I can't go further until I have the right form, and exciting because it often changes the way I look at the story I've been trying to build and let's me see all new possibilities for it.
Once I know the story I've been encoding should have an MC Concern of Doing rather than How Things Are Changing, everything becomes much clearer and the type of story events that need to take place start flooding in. It's a great feeling, but how much greater would it be if I did it right the first time?
I'm sure most of the regular posters here know this already and don't have that problem. But just in case anyone newer to Dramatica stops by, I just wanted to leave a reminder (and for myself as much as anyone), even though it's been said countless times in other places. EVERYTHING in Dramatica is about the SOURCE of the PROBLEM in a narrative. It's NOT just a list of items for storytelling.