Writing

How to Find the Central Dramatic Question of Your Story

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jul 28, 2021 • 2 min read

The central dramatic question is the story engine driving your narrative, a question that should always be at the forefront of your viewers’ or readers’ minds. Each act of your story should try to answer this question, but it shouldn’t be easy—once the dramatic question of your premise is answered, the story is essentially over.