As the lifeblood of Narrative First, these articles endeavor to grant insight and interest into the wonderful world of advanced theoretical story structure. In addition you'll find hundreds of story analyses that take story theory into the real world. Lastly, the vault lists several articles written in the four years leading up to our weekly publishing schedule in 2010.
Articles and thoughts on story structure have also been categorized as Concepts. You will see them listed at the bottom of every entry. Or you can visit the Concept Archive directly.
Story structure & story theory from a Dramatica® perspective.
The Fugitive: When A Situation Isn’t A Situation
Returning to original terminology clears up misrepresentations of conflict found in narrative.
Finding The Plot Of Your Story Through Theme
Determining the progression of events is easy once you identify the family of Thematic issues present in your story.
Identifying The Storyform Of A Complete Story
Figure out what it is you want to say and the rest is easy.
There are 194 more articles for you to read. Ranging from story theory to story structure, these articles take an in-depth look at narrative from a Dramatica point of view.
Film analysis rated on both structure & entertainment. Interested in the real reason why some movies are great and others you can't stand? Check out our Analysis Showcase.
A story of battling magicians foretells the consequences of risking it all for the roar of the crowd.
Structure: 5/5 Entertainment: 4/5
Breaking structure creates tremendous shock value-while maintaining the integrity of the message.
Structure: 5/5 Entertainment: 5/5
Whether you intend to or not, leaving out key portions of an argument trends a story towards propaganda and coercion.
Structure: 1/5 Entertainment: 3/5
There are 212 more analyses for you to check out. From the very worst to the very best, these analyses rate films on both structure and entertainment.
Articles & blog posts from our past.
There are 43 more articles in the vault. These articles and blog postings were published before the official start of Narrative First in December 2009.
Notes & quotes covering everything to do with great stories.
September 16, 2017The Link Between Running And Writing
September 12, 2017Complete Storyforms Explain the Success of Rotten Tomatoes
September 6, 2017The Importance of a Storyform
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