Expressing the relationship between the quad elements is what will reveal the problem.
The problem is an interplay between the relationships of the problem quad.
- there's always a pair that makes the most sense to you in an elemental quad.
for example the story engine may give you the following problem quad of: faith, disbelief, conscience, temptation
Start by defining the diagonal relationship that makes the most sense to you.
For example the problem could be disbelief: a teenage girl is in disbelief of the fact her dad has started making sexual advances towards her a week after the death of her mom and his wife
Solution - faith - she has faith that if she speaks to the police or higher authority they will deal with her dads advances
Focus: temptation - her father is a porn addict and a lot of times when he's at home with her, he envisions her as one of the girls in a porn scene. One time they are having dinner and his heart starts racing as he pictures her in his mind seated opposite him on the dinner table shirtless.
Direction: conscience - her dad knows it's wrong to think about his daughter that way, he considers beginning to sleep with prostitutes to relieve his sexual pressure and attending rehab. Starts attending rehab.
Basically - define one dynamic pair. Then use the expressions used to define the first dynamic pair to help you define the second pair.
*Melanie Anne Philips says:
We always blend two items into a baseline from which to measure and observe the other two. So, you stepped outside the universe you could clearly see time and space as separate and not locked to each other on that seesaw at all, thereby severing the space-time continuum and making all kinds of things possible (like that two dimensional man on a piece of paper who can't cross a straight line drawn across the page).
Similarly, we think in threes, but one of the threes is really two things combined. Looking at others we are observing their universe from the outside and so we see their thought processes in fours, leading us to easily see the solutions to their problems but not to our own. And lastly, the equation K/T = AD is not the only one in Dramatica.
Sequentially, we go through all permutations such as A/K = TD. Now that isn't mathematically equivalent to the first equation, but it describes a particular mind set.
To get the best parallax on the universe, our minds adopt one equation (mind set) after another in order to see things in all possible contexts.*