I’m reading How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method. As others have said, there is a lot of overlap with the Dramatica theory of story. I guess we’re all wanting the same thing: story with meaning.
I wanted to know how you/Dramatic theory would interpret what he says about two TYPES of scenes. This is similar to Swain, of course.
Proactive scene: goal, conflict, setback
Reactive Scene: reaction, dilemma, decision
Having just gone through the first of @JohnDusenberry’s Conflict Corner discussions, I suspect Randy Ingermanson has PR (as Proactive) and CO (as Reactive). In other words, he groups them at the cross-over from R to C. I think the tension in this approach comes from leaving it hanging right there. On the other hand, as Jim said in that class, we tend to “merge” Reaction and Current–in fact it’s even built into Subtext.
Of course, he has them divided into three, ending with a decision. Is this how we’d address it?