As the lifeblood of Narrative First, these articles endeavor to grant insight and interest into the wonderful world of advanced theoretical story structure. In addition you'll find hundreds of story analyses that take story theory into the real world. Lastly, the vault lists several articles written in the four years leading up to our weekly publishing schedule in 2010.
Articles and thoughts on story structure have also been categorized as Concepts. You will see them listed at the bottom of every entry. Or you can visit the Concept Archive directly.
Story structure & story theory from a Dramatica® perspective.
The Crucial Element to Telling a Great Story
The most important part of any story exists at the intersection of the objective and subjective points-of-view within the narrative.
Finding Your Own Unique Voice When Writing for Nanowrimo
Learn how to connect your heart's deepest desires with the structure of your story to create a compelling and meaningful narrative.
Finding Inspiration for Nanowrimo Within a Great Story
If moved by a particular story, Authors can use the storyform at the heart of it to relay the same meaningful message to their own Audiences.
There are 174 more articles for you to read. Ranging from story theory to story structure, these articles take an in-depth look at narrative from a Dramatica point of view.
Film analysis rated on both structure & entertainment.
Beautiful animation in service of a story-by-numbers, Disney delights while following a familiar pattern of narrative.
Structure: 3/5 | Entertainment: 4/5
A moving and emotional film that effectively convinces us of the importance of staying true to one's convictions.
Structure: 4/5 | Entertainment: 4/5
Fun, but misguided and episodic, an unfortunate consequence of its fractured narrative.
Structure: 1/5 | Entertainment: 3/5
There are 195 more analyses for you to check out. From the very worst to the very best, these analyses rate films on both structure and entertainment.
Articles & blog posts from our past.
There are 32 more articles in the vault. These articles and blog postings were published before the official start of Narrative First in December 2009.
Notes & quotes covering everything to do with great stories.
January 19, 2017A Museum Of Story Is The Greatest Idea Ever
One place to learn and appreciate the wonderful world of story.
January 17, 2017Another Look At Guardians Of The Galaxy
On second thought the film proves more efficient than our original assessment.
January 13, 2017Unearthing The Wound Of Your Main Character
Backstory forces an Author to consider the justifications that motivate the Main Character.
There are 255 more thoughts on story structure for you to peruse. We've had more, but these are the ones we chose to publish.More Thoughts