The intention of this paper is to explore using Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP) to construct a fictional, narrative story as part of a greater consideration into using the distinctions of Integral Theory in creating any kind of story or character driven work of art. The key component is using the mixed method information, especially the developmental knowledge, in combination with one’s own experience to make up the personality content of the characters and the moments of decision, discovery, and tension of the story; making sure to touch all the dimensions of the character’s life and the story’s world. The paper begins by discussing how and why IMP works for story creation, moving into a story I wrote using it. The second half of the paper is an in depth look at the process of locating and utilizing information and knowledge to craft the story, the characters and the relationships.
MICHAEL ORNST specializes in assisting CEOs and media-makers in developing and producing integral content that appeals across levels. He sits on the Board of Directors for Lick the Lid Institute. As a visiting guest lecturer to film schools he teaches his lecture series “The Integral Filmmaker.” He is currently in script development for film and integral episodic TV. Michael lives in Boulder, Colorado with his long time partner and their son.