Discovering the Hidden Code Within a Great Story
In this episode we take you step-by-step through a deep thematic analysis of The Dark Horse—a tremendous independent film out of New Zealand.
How to Analyze a Narrative with Dramatica
In this episode not only do we cover how to successfully analyze a story with Dramatica, but we also look into four different kinds of scenes found in the psycho-technological thriller Ex Machina.
Ex Machina Mea Culpa
Our original analysis of Ex Machina relied on subjective interpretation and proved faulty. This updated analysis clears up those issues by taking an objective point-of-view of the film’s narrative.
An Introduction to Scene Construction with Dramatica
In this episode we begin our discussion of deep thematic scene structure through the lens of the Dramatica theory of story.
Getting Personal with Your Storytelling
This week we shorten things up a bit and take a look at one story point: the Main Character Approach. Does your Main Character prefer to solve problems externally or internally?
The Essential Ingredients of Every Complete Story
In order to wind up the dramatic potential for a story, an Author must answer eight essential questions. In this episode, we cover the first two ingredients of an effective narrative.
The True Nature of Story
We wrap up our exploration of the Audience Appreciations found in Dramatica by discovering the true nature of the purpose of narrative.
Does Your Main Character Build Resistance or Facilitate Flow?
In this episode we cover the tendency of the Main Character’s personal problems to either build-up dramatic resistance or facilitate a greater flow throughout the story.
Defining the Feeling of Tension in Your Story
In this episode we take a look at the Audience Appreciation known as Essence and search for a new way to define it that is easy to understand for writers new to Dramatica.