1 week agoDramatica Users Group Analysis Of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The film's popularity relies on a narrative that makes a convincing emotional argument.
January 10Main Characters Who Are Changed Over Time
Not every story is a Leap of Faith story; some Main Characters shift imperceptibly over time until at the end it is apparent that their paradigm shifted.
October 17, 2016The Essence of Dramatic Tension
September 17, 2016Robert The Bruce Is Not The Main Character Of Braveheart
Asking dramatic questions from the Audience's point-of-view will always get you in trouble.
July 18, 2016The Character Arc Snapshot Videos
March 31, 2016Why Do The Position Of Throughlines Determine Main Character Growth?
Dramatica is a relativistic model. Understand that and you will understand most of Dramatica.
March 23, 2016The Main Character's Moment Of Realization
The purpose of story is to get a Main Character to the point where they can see the difference between the symptoms of their true problem and their true problem itself.
March 15, 2016No Compromise Found In Great Stories
What looks like a meeting in the middle between two characters is really something much deeper.
February 10, 2016The Heart Of Every Great Story
It always breaks down to a choice between two approaches to solving conflict.
January 1, 2016Cause And Side-Effects In The Main Character
The difference between Finn the Stormtrooper and Max the Road Warrior.
November 3, 2015The Resolve Of Your Main Character
An easy trick to determine the most important aspect of your central character.
September 27, 2015How Se7en Proves Seeking Narrative First
Every single scene leads up to that one and only ending.
August 30, 2015Connecting Main Characters To A Story
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.
The Essential Ingredients of Every Complete Story
Instead of relying on taste, Authors should look to what they have to work with in order to create the most delicious story.
The True Nature of Story
Wrapping up our series on Audience Appreciations, we elevate our understanding of narrative and begin to see it as a complex web of relationships.
Using Dramatica To Assess Narratives In The Real World
By understanding the structural and dynamic appreciations of narrative, the storytellers of today can be masters of their own destinies.
9 Steps Towards Telling Your Story
Create a framework of narrative around the events in your life and transform the inconsequential into something truly meaningful.
Transforming Real Life into a Story
Turning the events of our lives into meaningful narrative requires an understanding of how our minds operate.
When Backstory Is Not Backstory
Writers can determine what is necessary and what isn't by looking to the storyform of their narrative.
The Schizophrenic Stories of Pixar's Brave
Two directors resulted in two stories masquerading as one.
The Story Structure of True Detective
Form does not determine structure; the same psychological process that fuels film also runs through the bloodstream of television.
A Separation: Blueprint of a Masterpiece
Look no further than this gem from Iran for a lesson in superior storytelling.
Learning Heroes vs. Teaching Heroes
Writers can write more confidently when they understand the importance of the resolve of their Main Character.
Main Character and Meaning
When it comes to making your narrative mean something, a clear indication of the central character's point-of-view is paramount.
Every Character Should Have An Arc
But not every character should necessarily change--an idea that runs contrary to the prevailing wisdom in modern storytelling.
Casino Royale: Rewinding Your Main Character
Compare your Main Character at the end of your story with where he was at the beginning to determine his Resolve.