Your Story

Every story has a Main Character (MC). Every MC has a Desire that she is deeply invested in. Because she has not yet obtained this Desire, there are evidently Conflicts or obstacles that she must resolve or overcome in order to obtain it.

When we evaluate each concept in the Servant Story Therapy, we will introduce just a few variables at a time. Slowing our thinking down to purposefully combine and separate the variables enables us to shed light on complex Conflicts that may initially appear unresolvable or Desires that seem impossible to obtain.

So far we have three variables: Main Character (MC), Desire, and Conflict.

Main Character (MC): The main character is the central figure in your story, the one who experiences the journey and undergoes development or transformation. The MC is the focal point through which the audience experiences the narrative.

Desire: Your MC’s Desire represents what she wants to achieve or obtain throughout the story. It’s her goal, motivation, or what she is actively pursuing. This Desire often drives the plot forward and creates tension.

Conflict: Conflict refers to the obstacles, challenges, or opposition that your MC encounters in the pursuit of her Desire. Because she has a Desire, it is a given that there is a Conflict that is currently preventing her from obtaining it.

The plot of your story is based on how the MC resolves the Conflicts that prevent her from obtaining her Desire. As she works to overcome these obstacles, she obtains abilities and her character evolves and grows. At the end of her story, she will obtain her Desire.

Note about Male and Female Pronouns

For simplicity’s sake, I use the female pronouns when referring to the MC even though the person who plays this role can be a male or female. Later on, I use the male pronouns to refer to the Cause character (a variable we will introduce later) even though the person playing that role can be male or female as well.

Next up, we’ll dive into the Desire variable a little deeper.