I’m working on a story, and I’m trying to wrap my head around the OS Concern of Learning. After realizing that I was encoding the OS Concern and Throughline incorrectly, I started looking here. Then I found the following from this discussion:
Which makes me wonder… How do you reconcile the OS Concern/Story Goal with what the characters believe their goal is?
For instance, in the story that I’m working on, the Overall Story is supposed to be about learning what it takes to survive living with a tyrant. However, the way that I originally encoded my story, only the Protagonist was really concerned with this, as she was going through different steps while trying to learn a specific piece of information.
So if all of the characters are supposed to be going through the process of learning, does it matter what the characters say in terms of their goal? Could the OS Concern still be “Learning what it takes to deal with a tyrant” while the characters believe that their goal is “Winning the House Cup” or something?
If that’s the case, then would the Overall Story signposts be about what the characters understand, do, and obtain on their way to finally learning?