September 17, 2016Robert The Bruce Is Not The Main Character Of Braveheart
Asking dramatic questions from the Audience's point-of-view will always get you in trouble.
September 14, 2016The Path Not Taken
An alternative way to think of the alternative approach to solving the personal problems of a Main Character.
August 10, 2016Stalag 17 Recap: Dramatica Users Group
A rare look at a collective group Main Character Throughline in this Billy Wilder classic.
May 11, 2016Dramatica Analysis Of Pitch Perfect
While short and sweet, the narrative still functions as a complete story.
February 23, 2016The Structure Of A Great Story
The argument over structure vs. non-structure is more an argument over relevancy vs. irrelevancy.
November 12, 2015Tying Main Character To Influence Character
Developing the most important relationship in a story.
October 3, 2015Understanding The Influence Character's Symptom Element
Direct or indirect, the alternative perspective provided by the Influence Character is all that matters.
September 7, 2015Rewriting The Influence Character
Finding the right foil for your Main Character.
The Power of Implied Story Points to Frame a Narrative
A single story point does not a story make; the totality of all story points relate in a great schematic of meaning.
Finding Your Own Unique Voice When Writing for Nanowrimo
Learn how to connect your heart’s deepest desires with the structure of your story to create a compelling and meaningful narrative.
Ex Machina: The Narrative Code Hidden Within the Machine
In order to unlock the thematic message locked deep inside a story, both Author and analyst must maintain an objective point-of-view.
Using Dramatica To Assess Narratives In The Real World
By understanding the structural and dynamic appreciations of narrative, the storytellers of today can be masters of their own destinies.
9 Steps Towards Telling Your Story
Create a framework of narrative around the events in your life and transform the inconsequential into something truly meaningful.
Transforming Real Life into a Story
Turning the events of our lives into meaningful narrative requires an understanding of how our minds operate.
Star Trek: The Case For Writing A Screenplay With Dramatica
If it worked the first time, why change it up?
Writers Who Write The Same Main Character
Writers gravitate to that emotional irritant deep within them and use a story to help work through solving their own personal problems.
Finding Your True Self Through Writing
Continuing last week’s article on generating story ideas, we take a look at how to get up close and personal with your deepest intentions.
Generating An Abundance Of Story Ideas
If you want to write something unique and original, identify your story’s deep meaning and then write similar stories as a means to brainstorm a better, fresher approach.