Hi. I think I'm somewhat new to Dramatica compared to most of you all, so please forgive my lack of understanding on what I feel should be really simple to grasp.
I believe I've seen before that each of these story points should be encoded at least once per signpost, but I wanted to ask, should the problem, solution, symptom, and response be encoded in every scene/dramatic unit of your story?
Actually, that leads to another question. I imagine if you encoded the solution into every scene and it resolved the conflict... well, that just doesn't seem right. So what do I do with it? Should it only be used occasionally to resolve conflict? Do I maybe just use the Response to temporarily fix things? How am I supposed to encode the Solution every Signpost?
And I'm not super sure on the importance of the MC Unique Ability, and whether they're the only who can utilize the Solution because of their Unique Ability? Maybe I misunderstand how it works.
I'm a bit ashamed to ask all these questions. I've been reading everything I can gather about Dramatica since I discovered it, so I feel like the answers to my questions should have popped into my head by now, but I'm still just not completely sure how these elements are supposed to appear.
I feel like the answer to some of my questions might just be "No", but I'm not sure how to correct myself. It feels like now would be a good time to just clear this stuff up in my head.