So, which are you, an Outliner or a Pantser, and what will you do next? Unlike Requirements, Dividends are not necessary for the goal to be achieved. At least it never has for me—although some critics may disagree. At the beginning, what does the hero want?
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They can make their help conditional on favours, insist on arduous rules, or negotiate tough terms.