The Contender


SYNOPSIS: "A woman's most intimate secrets come to light as she runs for Vice President."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Main Character Growth: Start
Main Character Approach: Be-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Female
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Success
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

Choosing a New Vice President for the U.S.

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Present
Overall Story Issue: Repulsion vs. Attraction
Overall Story Problem: Production
Overall Story Solution: Reduction
Overall Story Symptom: Probability
Overall Story Response: Possibility
Overall Story Catalyst: Work
Overall Story Inhibitor: Strategy
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Laine Hanson

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceiving
Main Character Issue: Deficiency vs. Permission
Main Character Problem: Reevaluation
Main Character Solution: Evaluation
Main Character Symptom: Probability
Main Character Response: Possibility
Main Character Unique Ability: Permission
Main Character Critical Flaw: Appraisal
Main Character Benchmark: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 2: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 3: Being
Main Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Influence Character Throughline

Pres. Evans/Sen. Webster

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Learning
Influence Character Issue: Preconditions vs. Prerequisites
Influence Character Problem: Production
Influence Character Solution: Reduction
Influence Character Symptom: Deduction
Influence Character Response: Induction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Prerequisites
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Attraction
Influence Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 4: Learning

Relationship Story Throughline

Battle of Principles

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Conscious
Relationship Story Issue: Reappraisal vs. Appraisal
Relationship Story Problem: Protection
Relationship Story Solution: Inaction
Relationship Story Symptom: Probability
Relationship Story Response: Possibility
Relationship Story Catalyst: Investigation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Need
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Present
Overall Story Consequence: Conscious
Overall Story Cost: Learning
Overall Story Dividend: Conceiving
Overall Story Requirements: Future
Overall Story Prerequisites: Subconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Obtaining
Overall Story Forewarnings: Becoming

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