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.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part One
Understanding how your characters feel requires stepping out of their shoes and looking at them from a dispassionate objective view.
Dramatica: A Fractal Model Of Story Structure
Acts within Acts within Acts within Acts; the structure of a story cascades into an unending pattern.
Finding The Major Dramatic Question Of Your Story
An accurate account of the tension within a story requires writers to take an objective view of their story.
There are 181 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.
A non-linear understanding of story makes it easier to appreciate the structure of this untraditional story.
Structure: 5/5 Entertainment: 5/5
Without an objective point-of-view, the film can only offer a slice-of-life experience. Greater meaning requires objectivity.
Structure: 1/5 Entertainment: 4/5
The Yellow Birds
Give your typical soldier an atypical method of problem-solving and open yourself up to a wider and more appreciative Audience.
Structure: 5/5 Entertainment: 4/5
There are 199 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 33 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.
March 7, 2017Dramatica Storyforms for Arrival and The Yellow Birds
March 5, 2017Finding The Protagonist And Antagonist Of Your Story
February 28, 2017A Story Consultant, Coming Soon
There are 269 more thoughts on story structure for you to peruse. We've had more, but these are the ones we chose to publish.More Thoughts