I’m reading up on my Subtext and Discuss Dramatica explanations and I’m seeing what appear to be different opinions regarding Story Drivers coming from older posts. Hoping for some updated clarifications.
Here’s my quick questions:
As of today, are we saying that Drivers only refer to the OS through line?
If so, are we also saying that the ‘plot’ by its classic definition is driven only within the OS through line and the other through lines are just explorations of those plot developments.
Are Drivers contained within Signposts or outside of Signposts? In other words, does a driver lead to an OS signpost or does an OS Signpost as a driver engineer the beginning of the plot. I don’t think I’ve found a strict interpretation anywhere including the theory book.
If Drivers are not contained within Signposts is there any further indication of what they are comprised of besides Decisions or Actions?
In my experience, it’s easier to give a Driver the context of a Decision/Action based on the Signpost it comes from. For example, if I have an MC Signpost of Doing at the top of my story, an action driver could be defined by that ‘Doing’ and sets the rest of the story in motion.
Happy to be corrected though.