The Integral Storycreator
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This article explores 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 the use of mixed methods 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 article begins by discussing how and why IMP works for story creation, moving into a story written by the author. The second half of the article is an in-depth look at the process of locating and utilizing information and knowledge to craft the story, the characters and the relationships.