Theoretically, I understand the need for the Objective Story and what it is meant to be. I don’t usually have trouble finding it on analysis, either. Thus, I should think I’d be able to illustrate one in my own stories. Alas, this post
When I attempt to illustrate the OS, I feel I get stuck on the different ways of thinking about it, including the claim that the OS is “what the story is about”.
I just don’t think of stories that way. To me, the answer to that question, is usually the MC Throughline, or a blending of any of the non-OS throughlines. (This is the reason I have a lot of trouble finding movies I would enjoy per trailers alone, which often portray only the OS.)
I also have trouble illustrating the OS based on the ideas given below, so I’m wondering if any other possibilities might exist. I’ve had some luck thinking of the OS as a “backdrop” in which the story (as described here) plays out, but I’m quickly finding the limits to that point of view.
- The “They” perspective
- What the story is about
- What causes conflict for the group
Any help would be appreciated.