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              July 22nd, 2018

              Can a Rock Be an Antagonist?

              If given the responsibility 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.

              Four Throughlines

              July 5th, 2018

              The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

              Episode #64

              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.

              Dramatica and Main Character Problem

              June 9th, 2018

              Solo

              Han and Chewie fail to outrun the massive hole in this story.

              Relationship Story Throughline and Relationship Story Problem

              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

              Episode #63

              Story Driver

              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

              Episode #62

              The Storyform

              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.

              Influence Character Throughline and Relationship Story Throughline

              March 29th, 2018

              The Story Structure of the Original Star Wars Trilogy

              A first look at the narrative elements behind The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

              March 28th, 2018

              The 2018 Academy Awards

              Episode #61

              Main Character Throughline, Influence Character Throughline, Main Character Benchmark, and Influence Character Benchmark

              March 26th, 2018

              Finding the Right Goal and Consequence for Your Story

              Determine what you want to say, not what you think your story is trying to say.

              March 23rd, 2018

              Uncovering the Major Plot Points of a Complete Story

              Tying Act Turns to the source of conflict ensures integrity in the narrative.

              Story Driver

              March 21st, 2018

              Rethinking an Analysis of The Florida Project

              A film that stays with you does so through a substantial and meaningful story structure.

              Overall Story Throughline, Main Character Throughline, and The Storyform

              March 15th, 2018

              Darkest Hour

              Inconsistent relationships fail to establish the foundation for a meaningful narrative.

              Influence Character Throughline and Relationship Story Throughline

              March 14th, 2018

              Early Dramatica Interview

              Early insight into a revolutionary approach to writing stories.

              March 13th, 2018

              The Shape of Water

              More than a fairy tale, this film sends an effective message about standing up and defending others.

              March 8th, 2018

              Coco

              The sophisticated juxtaposition of logistic concerns & emotional issues secures this film's immortality.

              March 7th, 2018

              The Relationship Story Throughline Is Not An Argument

              Episode #60

              Relationship Story Throughline and Story Limit

              March 6th, 2018

              Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

              Solid story structure supports & strengthens this meaningful narrative.

              March 2nd, 2018

              Wrangling the Scope of an Entire Narrative

              Understanding the scope of a story leads to a strengthening of that narrative's central argument.

              Story Limit

              March 1st, 2018

              The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season One

              A single and effective storyform ties the episodes of this first season into a meaningful narrative.

              Main Character Unique Ability, Main Character Critical Flaw, Influence Character Unique Ability, and Influence Character Critical Flaw

              March 1st, 2018

              What Star Wars and Black Swan Share in Common

              The Main Characters of these films possess the same problematic narrative element at the heart of their individual Throughlines.

              Wow. You must really love story.

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