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March 11th, 2019
Understanding How Character Arc Works
The purpose of growth is to support the premise, not the character.
March 7th, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The effect of a character study on the meaning of a story.
March 4th, 2019
Why Your Script is on the Blacklist
Gender politics factor little when it comes to writing a complete story.
February 28th, 2019
The weight of emphasizing the Main Character Throughline above all else.
February 25th, 2019
The Problem with Writing a Story about Characters
Characters are not real people.
February 22nd, 2019
What to do when you have no proof of a conspiracy of inequality.
February 21st, 2019
Quick Easy Wins
Building a framework for writing stories.
February 18th, 2019
Writing Characters as Facets of a Single Human Mind
Breaking down the personality of a story.
February 16th, 2019
Why Do People Hire Your Product?
An answer that sets the course.
February 14th, 2019
Wanderlust: Season One
A brilliant exploration of possibility, and the fallout that arises from wanting.
February 11th, 2019
Developing Complex Characters that Defy Expectation
Fascination involves moving away from Archetypal concepts of characterization.
February 6th, 2019
The Old Man and the Gun
This is how you tell the story of a life well-lived.
February 4th, 2019
Writing Characters Who Break the Mold
Moving away from the familiar and into the unexpected.
January 30th, 2019
The Dark Knight Rises
Meaning arrives with a home version you can sink your ears into.
January 26th, 2019
Understanding the True Motivations of Your Characters
Moving beyond morality to determine drive.
January 23rd, 2019
A beautiful portrait of family.
January 18th, 2019
The Definition of a Protagonist and Antagonist
Something more than simply the good guy or the bad guy of a story.
January 16th, 2019
Teen Titans Go to the Movies
An afternoon cartoon full of surprising relevancy and meaning.
January 15th, 2019
Radio is Not a Genre
Genre is set by the message of the story, not the medium.
January 14th, 2019
Story Structure Analysis of Crazy Rich Asians
An in-depth look at the narrative driving this success.
January 9th, 2019
Witnessing the Next Revolution in Story Theory
The next wave starts now.
January 3rd, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The greatest film of all time. Animated.
January 3rd, 2019
A tale of one man's life. Not a story.
January 2nd, 2019
Allegories do little to change the world.
December 31st, 2018
A film that falls short of making a complete and convincing Narrative Argument.
December 27th, 2018
The Lingering and Lasting Effects of a Story's Outcome
A discovery out of left field ignites the development of new story theory.
December 26th, 2018
An Introduction to the Dynamic View of Structure
Setting out on a new & unexplored path.
December 24th, 2018
Dramatica: The Gift that Keeps Giving
Daily wisdom designed to develop further the Dramatica theory of story.
December 22nd, 2018
When It All Finally Clicks Into Place
That feeling when you unearth the hidden code of a great narrative.
December 14th, 2018
The State of Narrative First 2018
Our year in review.
Wow. You must really love story.
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