July 14, 2016The Throughlines Of Kramer vs. Kramer
Though typical in its arrangement, the Throughlines of this Academy Award-winning narrative still work together to seamlessly deliver the Author's message.
June 30, 2016The Throughlines of Zootopia
A bold and inventive take on the thematics experienced by all the characters in this story drives this film to stand out amongst its peers.
June 23, 2016Beasts of No Nation and Throughline Thursdays
With this spectacular film we move our popular Tuesday feature to Thursdays. Because it's more fun to say.
June 7, 2016The Throughlines Of Whiplash
Want to be truly great? Take a look at how Whiplash accomplished their feat of monumental storytelling.
June 1, 2016Moulin Rouge! And Throughline Tuesdays
A new feature begins here at Narrative First--one where we examine the personality of a story by looking at where it focuses thematic conflict.
May 17, 2016A Visual Approach To Learning Dramatica
A hand drawn approach to understanding complicated concepts of narrative.
Understanding the Personal Goal of Your Main Character
The Dramatica theory of story makes it easy for Authors to determine what is of utmost concern to their Main Characters--if you understand what Dramatica is asking.
Writers Who Write The Same Main Character
Writers gravitate to that emotional irritant deep within them and use a story to help work through solving their own personal problems.
Dramatica's Definitions Are Not Your Own
Dramatica improves commonly understood concepts of narrative in an effort to improve our understanding of story.
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.