May 9, 2017Main Character And Perspective
The Main Character of a story is a perspective, not a character.
February 11, 2017Beginning To Learn The Dramatica Theory Of Story
Appreciating the difference between the subjective and objective view of characters improves narrative structure 10,000%.
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.
August 10, 2016Stalag 17 Recap: Dramatica Users Group
A rare look at a collective group Main Character Throughline in this Billy Wilder classic.
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.
March 21, 2016The Moment That Means The Most
Understanding why a story works the way it does makes it easier to write one that does.
November 12, 2015Tying Main Character To Influence Character
Developing the most important relationship in a story.
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.
The Fugitive: When A Situation Isn’t A Situation
Returning to original terminology clears up misrepresentations of conflict found in narrative.
The Crucial Element to Telling a Great Story
The most important part of any story exists at the intersection of the objective and subjective points-of-view within the narrative.
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.
Star Trek: The Case For Writing A Screenplay With Dramatica
If it worked the first time, why change it up?
Bringing Gravity to Gravity
A missing piece of narrative structure, key to establishing a complete story, left this film with little left to offer except one helluva’ ride.
Losing Sight of the Main Character
Without a properly defined Main Character Throughline, Audiences quickly lose interest.
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.
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.
Development of Character Arc
All growth is not transformative; sometimes a character stands fast to their resolve in order to change the world around them.
Main Character and Meaning
When it comes to making your narrative mean something, a clear indication of the central character’s point-of-view is paramount.
Writing Complete Stories
The secret to their success lies in their consistent use of the Four Throughlines of narratives.