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Action Driver and OS Catalyst of Choice

Posted: Jul 30, 2016 8:16 am
by BrianNewman
My story form has a driver of Action and an OS Catalyst of Choice.

How should I interpret this? It seems to me that an OS Catalyst of Choice implies that decisions drive actions.

Re: Action Driver and OS Catalyst of Choice

Posted: Aug 08, 2016 8:54 am
by Chris Huntley
The Driver changes the direction of the story, e.g. inciting event, act turns, closing event.

The OS Catalyst moves the story faster toward resolution (or failure to achieve) the OS throughline, but does not change the direction of events like the driver does.

Using a car analogy, the Catalyst is the gas pedal that moves you forward faster (the OS Inhibitor is the brake) and the Driver forces the car to take different routes (a la detours, traffic, accidents, etc.) toward reaching the goal/end.