March 27The Reason For Certain Progressions Of Plot
The Dramatica theory of story is the only paradigm of story where the order of events carries with it as much meaning as the events themselves.
January 4Finally Understanding Linear And Holistic Characters
The Main Character of a story solves problems either step-by-step or by balancing inequities.
August 30, 2016Mental Sex is Not Sexist
August 30, 2016Writing a Holistic Assassin
June 15, 2016Sophie's Choice Wrap-Up
A quick take on last night's analysis and why some of us might check out before the film is over.
September 6, 2015The Problem-Solving Style Of The Main Character
Determining the personal problem-solving style of the Main Character.
August 31, 2015On The Concept Of Problem-Solving Style
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act of Your Story: Part Four
The path through narrative begins on one side of the internal/external fence and ends on the other.
Predicting Who Will Listen To Your Story
Slight adjustments to the structure of your story can guarantee a larger audience.
The Schizophrenic Stories of Pixar's Brave
Two directors resulted in two stories masquerading as one.
The Mind of a Main Character
The base operating system of a character signals to the Audience why the Main Character behaves a certain way, expecting certain results.
Determining the Mind of a Main Character
How a character thinks determines the order of Acts within a story.
The Dramatic Differences Between the Male and Female Mind
The seemingly crazy ways your partner looks at the world could help you better understand story.