Wonder Boys

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Trip changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Trip, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Trip prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Trip uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Trip ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Finishing Trip's Next Great Novel

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Accurate
Overall Story Response: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Catalyst: Skill
Overall Story Inhibitor: Desire
Overall Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Trip

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Threat vs. Security
Main Character Problem: Expectation
Main Character Solution: Determination
Main Character Symptom: Theory
Main Character Response: Hunch
Main Character Unique Ability: Security
Main Character Critical Flaw: Worry
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Past
Main Character Signpost 3: Progress
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

James

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Influence Character Problem: Result
Influence Character Solution: Process
Influence Character Symptom: Accurate
Influence Character Response: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Unique Ability: Confidence
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Threat
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Mentor/Prodigy

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Expectation
Relationship Story Solution: Determination
Relationship Story Symptom: Trust
Relationship Story Response: Test
Relationship Story Catalyst: Ability
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Experience
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Doing
Overall Story Consequence: Being
Overall Story Cost: Preconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Obtaining
Overall Story Prerequisites: Becoming
Overall Story Preconditions: Subconscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Future

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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