Modeling Alternate Realities in Narrative Applications

The relationship between the Failure and Consequence of a complete story

James R. Hull

Using Artificial Intelligence as a Co-writer, Not a Parlor Trick

Developing a new way to develop meaningful stories

James R. Hull

Traversing the Storybeats of a Complete Story

Subtxt generates an impressive blueprint of the meaning of a narrative. Based on the Dramatica theory of story, the 336 Storybeats present in each Storyform help transmit the intended message, or Premise, of a work to the Audience.

James R. Hull

On Being a Story Consultant

While many maintain a complete misunderstanding of what the work entails, the role of a story consultant boils down to a single concept: collaboration without ego.

James R. Hull

Gaining Objectivity While Writing a Story

The easiest thing for writers to do is to jump inside their characters' heads and illustrate how the story's world looks from the inside. The hardest thing is to separate themselves from that experience and look back to see what it all means.

James R. Hull

Writing Your First Act with Confidence

Knowing what you're going to write about before you even write it is the key to obliterating any form of Writers' Block.

James R. Hull

Discovering The Origins of Narrative Structure

The Dramatica theory of story, twenty years before its time

James R. Hull

Writing a Scene with Subtxt

Meaningful story structure accounts for the storyteller. If our understanding of psychology is correct and we see who we are, then a productive model of organized thought (structure) must consider the observer.

James R. Hull

How to Classify the Atomic Elements of Story Structure

Effective story structure is more than an outline of what happens. For the order to mean something beyond the superficial, it must communicate something intrinsic to both the order and relationship between individual Storybeats.

James R. Hull