The Nutshell Set-Up Wants

If you’ve been following along with Staci Troilo’s posts on the Nutshell Method of story development, you won’t want to miss her post today on Story Empire. This one really has me pondering. I love the idea of using the technique, and think you will, too. Be sure to check it out, and if you would, pass it along so others can learn, too. Thanks, and thanks to Staci for another great post in a fun and educational series. 🙂

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Ciao, SEers. We’ve been talking about Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell method of story development. If you missed earlier posts, you can find them by clicking these links:

Last time, we ended by mentioning the catch is related to the desires of the protagonist. Today, we’re continuing this series by discussing the set-up want.

Honestly, the term is pretty much self-explanatory. A “set-up want” is something the protagonist desires that sets up the next part of the story.

Yes, that was obvious. I apologize. But this next part might not be. A set-up want is one thing the protagonist wants. And your protagonist may—and probably does—want a lot of things. So, whatever you choose, you need to be sure the set-up want leads to the catch. It doesn’t need to be the most-desired thing. It doesn’t need to…

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