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.
Training the Next Generation of Storytellers
Accuracy and consistency in our understanding of the mechanism behind story paves the way for a brighter tomorrow.
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.
Chasing the Protagonist
The Protagonist: more than someone who wants something ‘badly enough to drive a story.’
The True Nature of the Inciting Incident
Stories begin with an inequity; one that doesn’t have to be tied to the central character.
The Difference Between Neo and Luke Skywalker
While some contend these two share a similar heroic journey, an understanding of conflict personal to them proves otherwise.
Redefining Protagonist and Main Character
Understanding the difference between the two opens up whole new worlds of storytelling possibilities.
When the Main Character is NOT the Protagonist
Separate the perspective of the Main Character from the function of the Protagonist and open up an entirely new world of storytelling.
The Prestige: Identifying the Main Character
When defining the structure of your story, who you are looking at and who you are looking from within matters.