February 4, 2017The Ultimate Collection of Protagonists Who Act as Influence Characters
When the one driving the plot is not the Main Character, they often are the Influence Character.
June 28, 2016A New Version Of The You And I Montage
There is a reason the 'You and I are just the same' line keeps coming up, and here is a montage to prove it.
January 16, 2016Another Perspective On Sicario
Perspective and point-of-view is more important than strict structural rules.
September 13, 2015On Protagonists, Influence Characters And Main Characters
When separating Main Character and Protagonist, the latter doesn't have to be the Influence Character.
September 13, 2015Why The Change From Impact To Influence Character
Melanie explains her preference for the newer terminology.
Training the Next Generation of Storytellers
Accuracy and consistency in our understanding of the mechanism behind story paves the way for a brighter tomorrow.
Identifying The Influence Character Of A Complete Story
The Influence Character is not a character, it is a perspective.
Creating a Story from Scratch for Nanowrimo
Enthusiasm and dedication can take you only so far—a strong foundation and meaningful story structure will give you purpose and direction.
The Forces Of Influence Felt Between The Two Principal Characters Of A Story
In addition to actual concrete connections, there are forces of influence that bind the Main Character and Influence Character of a story together.
Finding Connections Between The Two Principal Characters Of A Story
Look for meaning in Dramatica’s story points and you will be hard pressed to find it; look for an answer as to where to go next in your story and you will find nirvana.
Harry Potter and the Amulet of Story Structure
The first film may have provided a clue to the narrative structure of the entire series.
A Good Impact Character Makes Things Uncomfortable
Want your Main Character to grow believably? Have someone come into their lives who makes things uncomfortable for them on a personal level.