May 9Main Character And Perspective
The Main Character of a story is a perspective, not a character.
May 5The Source of a Main Character's Problem
Their first point-of-attack indicates where they instinctively feel the source of conflict within them.
September 20, 2016Looking To Tension To Define Structure
Figure out how the conflict feels to the Main Character and you'll find the structure of the narrative.
August 2, 2016The Tendency of a Main Character to Drive a Story
July 13, 2016Our Analysis Of Kramer vs. Kramer
While simple and sublime in its choice of thematic material, Kramer vs. Kramer reveals some key insights into how great stories work.
February 17, 2016Writing The Be-er Action Hero
Though they prefer to solve problems internally, the Be-er Main Character is still an active character.
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.
Unlocking the Empathy of Your Audience
The combination lies in the application of a key Dramatica concept--the Main Character's Approach to solving personal problems.
The Refusal of the Call: The Resistance or Flow Through a Narrative
The Main Character's personal problems define the flow of energy through a story.
When Backstory Is Not Backstory
Writers can determine what is necessary and what isn't by looking to the storyform of their narrative.
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.
Dramatica And The Importance Of Relationships
The key to really getting Dramatica is to understand that it is all about the narrative relationships the theory models.
The Schizophrenic Stories of Pixar's Brave
Two directors resulted in two stories masquerading as one.
How Main Characters Approach Problems
Some prefer to take action, others prefer to internalize. Knowing which one clues Authors in on the kind of conflict their Main Charater faces.