The Servant Character

The Servant Character is an MC who recognizes that she has a dynamic relationship with her Cause and some of the other characters in the story. She works together with each of these other characters to achieve the story goal. As the MC in the story, she needs help and guidance to obtain her Desire. […]

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Your MC’s Past Causes

A Past Cause is someone the MC depended on in the past to obtain the Past Desire she is evaluating in her backstory. This is someone she was able to trust and who guided her in one or more of the four Cause ways: Exemplar, Provider, Teacher, or Evaluator. As she explores what he did […]

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Change vs. Steadfast Causes

We will now explore the concepts of Change vs. Commitment Causes. A Cause who Changes is one who gives the MC time and space to make commitments and learn how to keep them. The commitments are the Inherent Process that must be engaged in to obtain her Desire. We have used the metaphor of a […]

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Our next variable is Cause. A Cause is your MC’s guide. It is a person who has already obtained a Desire similar to the one she seeks to obtain and is willing to mentor, teach, train, support, and evaluate your MC along her journey. The Cause role is played by an individual who possesses the […]

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Who is your MC’s Cause?

Identifying your MC’s Cause is a crucial part of your story. Take some time now to write a description of your MC’s Cause. If she doesn’t have one, this could be a major part of her Desire Obtainment Journey. Consider making this the first step of your MC’s journey – finding her Cause. When you […]

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The Cause Question

Who is your Cause? I have identified my Cause and have written a detailed description of him in my notebook. This is the goal of this concept. If you choose this answer, move on to the next one. I have two or more Conflicting Causes and have written a detailed description of each and the […]

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