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Here is the story form I developed for my mini story.
I picked the problem of inequity and built out the scene using TKAD, PRCO, SCRA and PASS (I picked out Active Storytelling Scene from PASS)
Justified – Dramatica Story Points
OS Story of Success
MC Resolve: Steadfast
IC Resolve: Change
MC Growth: __________________
Universe: He lacks money to provide for his kids – he is a poor person without even a job as a casual labourer now
Concern: Past – He is trying to break free of his past of being a thief and living a descent life instead but he needs to find a way to feed his children since he has just lost a job
Issue: Destiny – he knows deep down that going back to a lifestyle of theft will definitely land him in jail or even death – he wants his kids to turn out right
Problem: Speculation – He has to try legal means like asking around to get food for his kids, but if that fails, he is willing to commit theft to get his children something to eat.
Solution: Projection– He needs to be more forward thinking with the little money he has and quit bad habits like drinking which are eating up the little finances he has that could help his children.
Focus: Aware – He is aware of the need to provide food for his children quickly as they are starving.
Direction:Self Aware– he needs to learn good work discipline like coming to work on time and kicking bad habits that are no good for him or the life of his kids.
Concerns are always consistent:
A young father has just lost his construction job. He has 7 kids to feed.
Issue: Circumstances: Circumstances are not looking good for him. This is the second day he has gone without food. He has asked around but meals have not been forth coming.
Problem: Inequity – he doesn’t have money to buy something to eat for his starving children
Solution: Equity – he has to find money to or steal food for his starving children otherwise they will die.
Focus: Aware – he is doing all he can to provide for his family but no one he has asked is willing to help
Direction: Self aware – he has to come to terms that he has not always been good on the job.
A lot of the time, he has not always been faithful at work.
Concern: Conceptualizing – he is out on the streets trying to talk to different people to give him food for his children
Benchmark: he has to come up with a good idea such that he is not caught
Physics: The IC is trying to convince Ken that she shouldn’t go to steal but try to look for employment elsewhere. He is going to try his best to help him find work.
Concern: Understanding – He has to understand that stealing is not always the right way out of financial problems.
Issue: Conditioning – the streets have conditioned you that you can only live that way but you are better than that
Problem: Speculation–Ken argues that Bosco won’t be able to find him the work he needs in good time.
Solution: Projection – Bosco tells his friend that he needs to leave certain habits behind and make decisions in the future that are going to be to the benefit of his children. Bosco suggests that the next time Ken gets work, she should even open a bank account at Centenary Bank which has very cheap rates.
Focus: Inertia - the IC argues that stealing will cause problems for the MC down the line
Direction: Change - : he needs to get good employment
Benchmark: Learning - he could even consider learning a new skill like metal work, or mechanics
RS Through line
Mind: Bosco is trying to change Ken’s mind about theft but Ken is not having any of it. His children are starving and he needs to find something for them to eat quickly.
Concern: Memory - Ken want to revert to his old ways to earn money to sustain his family as he looks for a legitimate job. Bosco is like no, he should look for something else. Bosco says he will ask his church administrator if they can give him a job as a sweeper or groundsman in the meantime.
Issue: Suspicion – Bosco is suspicious of Ken. He has told Ken that he’s going to try and find something for him but from the way Ken looks Bosco thinks he is going to go and try to commit crime once again.
Problem: Desire –Ken desires to provide food for his children at any cost. Bosco is like he shouldn’t try to provide for them at any cost since it may end up with him being killed. Already, Ken has a bad reputation as a thief. If something gets stolen, people will most likely look at him as the first suspect.
Solution:Ability – Bosco is like in the long term, he should improve his mechanical skills since he is a little talented at mechanics. Ken is like he needs something to bring in money right now not later.
Focus: Aware -He is aware of the need to provide food for his children quickly as they are starving. Bosco says he’s going to go and try to find food but it’s not going to be easy since there’s widespread drought and food is a little difficult to come by now. All the neighbours are not willing to share what they have so they can survive.
Direction: Self-aware-he needs to learn good work discipline like coming to work on time and kicking bad habits that are no good for him or the life of his kids.
Something to explore: Wire a dramatic unit into a sentence, descriptor, anything concerned with a story telling but make sure it’s governed by the domain level and lower configurations of the entire story form so it remains consistent.