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August 5th, 2018
The White Robes of Dramatica
Learning at the feet of greatness.
August 4th, 2018
Turning to Faith in Search of Story Structure
Finding value without understanding requires belief.
August 3rd, 2018
Dramatica is Not a Religion
Belief will get you nowhere.
August 2nd, 2018
Raiders of the Lost Ark and Multiple Storyforms
August 1st, 2018
Writing Short Stories with Dramatica
Your Audience knows you're not telling them a complete story.
July 31st, 2018
Building an Argument for Your Story
Think of what you want to say, then use the storyform to make your argument.
July 30th, 2018
A perfect balance of conflict explains this film's success.
July 29th, 2018
Tying Objective Characters to the Story Goal
Frame each player’s motivation within the context of the central goal.
July 28th, 2018
Attaching Storytelling to Both Sides of the Argument
Turn concepts into conflict.
July 27th, 2018
Subtext and Narrative First Are Now Better Friends
Weaving together the education and practical application of narrative theory.
July 26th, 2018
Starting to Build an Argument
Pick a side and make a stand.
July 25th, 2018
Westworld: Season 2, Episode 8
A story that lasts in the heart is the one that provides greater meaning for its Audience.
July 24th, 2018
Using Story Structure to Argue Your Point-of-View
Audiences can handle the truth, if you have something important to say.
July 23rd, 2018
The Write Answer When It Comes to Story Structure
Author's intent determines the substance of narrative structure.
July 22nd, 2018
Can a Rock Be an Antagonist?
If given the responsibility to interact with others through reticence, then yes.
July 21st, 2018
On the Awesomeness of Our Subtext Service
A look at a simpler way to understand the storyform of a narrative.
July 16th, 2018
The Long Lost Storyform for Walt Disney's Pinocchio
Coming of Age stories frame conflict in dysfunctional psychologies.
July 11th, 2018
Firefly: Season 1, Episode 8
A sophisticated & complete narrative accounts for this episode's popularity.
July 5th, 2018
The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
June 28th, 2018
A First Look at Deconstructing Act Zero
Less Act, and more Backstory, Act Zero sets the foundation for justification.
June 12th, 2018
Dramatica: A Specific Approach to Understanding Narrative Structure
The problems of the generalist stand out upon closer examination.
June 9th, 2018
Han and Chewie fail to outrun the massive hole in this story.
June 8th, 2018
Deciphering the Connections between the Main and Influence Characters
The best way to understand the principal characters of a narrative is not to see them as characters.
May 29th, 2018
Subtext Demo Replay
A tour of the new features found in our latest release of our Subtext service.
May 25th, 2018
Demystifying the Plot Points of a Complete Story
May 24th, 2018
The Big Giant Update to Subtext
Speed and beauty--all in the same package.
April 30th, 2018
Improving the Experience of Building a Story
Recent updates to Subtext allow for greater control over the content of each important Storybeat.
April 26th, 2018
Making Meaning Out of the Meaningless
April 25th, 2018
The Story Structure of I, Tonya
Weekly updates to Subtext's catalog of storyforms resumes with this look at personal and professional abuse.
April 20th, 2018
The Greatest Showman
What happens when you're unclear about what you want to say.
Wow. You must really love story.
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