Hi every one. I have four questions that have me stumped.
Q1: Dramatica is for “grand Argument stories”. I assume this is also suites coming of age stories. Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?
Q2: Is it okay if my antagonist is entirely oblivious to, and unaffected by, my protagonist’s existence? My protagonist is a human boy whose goal is to “kill” the angel of death (antagonist). Clearly, the protag sees the angel of death as the antagonist. But the Antag (angel of death) doesn’t do anything to stop the protag because he’s unconcerned by humans. The antag, therefore, is simply doing his job.
At its core, this is a coming of age story. Man against self. Am I looking at this right, or does my antag have to be someone who acts as proactive barrier to protag achieving the goal.
Which is my Overall v/s Main Character Throughline? First and foremost, this is a coming of age story. And the revenge plot in the character’s personal barrier to growth. Does this mean my OT is coming of age and my MCT is revenge?
Also, if my OT is coming of age, and my Protag’s primary barrier is his own emotional instability, then wouldn’t this mean that my protag and Antag are the same person. (I understand this go against the theory of dynamic pairs and a character not being able to serve 1 master).
I’d really appreciate comments.