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.
Identifying The Number Of Acts In Your Story
The number of Acts in your story depends on the underlying thematic material you wish to explore.
The Difference Between Becoming And Being In Dramatica
Apply oneself to the study of the differences in the types of conflict found within a complete narrative.
The Purpose Behind Every Great Story
By reflecting ourselves, a great narrative challenges us to grow beyond our own preconceptions.
There are 178 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.
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
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore
Shifts in the type of conflict and modes of expressing that conflict result in a shocking and jarring experience.
Structure: 1/5 | Entertainment: 4/5
Beautiful animation in service of a story-by-numbers, Disney delights while following a familiar pattern of narrative.
Structure: 3/5 | Entertainment: 4/5
There are 197 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.
February 11, 2017Beginning To Learn The Dramatica Theory Of Story
Appreciating the difference between the subjective and objective view of characters improves narrative structure 10,000%.
February 10, 2017The Meaning We All Look For
A story contains all that we need to understand and appreciate and entertain an alternate point-of-view.
February 8, 2017Stranger Things: The Reverse E.T.
While similar on the surface, stories maintain their own unique narrative structure.
There are 265 more thoughts on story structure for you to peruse. We've had more, but these are the ones we chose to publish.More Thoughts