GMs: flag your tools

Deep in the Game: Flag Framing
What does this work for?
This technique works good for Narrativist style play, though I think it’d work just as well for Sim play as well. The only thing it doesn’t do good is Gamist play, mostly because Gamism isn’t really concerned with these sorts of things.
The Short Version
1) Pick a Focus
2) Players make Characters
3) What are the Flags?
4) Make NPCs to hit the Flags.
5) Write down the PCs & their Flags, write down the NPCs and their Flags.
6) Look at the list- put characters together who will make drama.
7) Cut Scenes, Get Violent, Reveal a Secret, Betrayal, Be an Asshole

Great advice.