When we try to figure out why we have challenges or problems in our lives, there are four different ways to look at conflict. These are called perspectives or points of view.
- I have a problem.
- You have a problem.
- We have a problem.
- They have a problem.
The stories that stick with us are the ones that think like us. They take those four different ways of looking at things and turn them into four different parts of a story (called Throughlines).
- The Main Character Throughline is the I perspective
(not always the Protagonist)
- The Obstacle Character Throughline is the You perspective
(not always the Antagonist)
- The Relationship Story Throughline is the We perspective
(usually the relationship between Main Character and Obstacle Character)
- The Objective Story Throughline is the They perspective
(the easy one: this is the plot)
Leave just one of those out, and you have an incomplete story.
Subtxt helps you write a complete narrative.
And the Four Throughlines are just the start. With Subtxt, you'll have all the tools you need to craft a well-rounded and engaging story. The Four Throughlines provide a solid foundation, but the possibilities are endless. Get ready to bring your story to life!