May 22, 2017Problem-Solving and the Order of Acts Within a Story
The order in which an Author presents the thematic material of their narrative relies on the specific technique the Main Character uses to resolve problems.
March 27, 2017The 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.
October 3, 2016The Relationship Between Acts Carries a Message
The Dramatica model of story makes it possible for Authors to convert time into space and space into time--a skill necessary to intuit the structure of their stories.
October 2, 2016An Example Of The Dramatic Circuit In Action
Thinking of the holistic relationship between dramatic movements grants Authors the ability to tell complete stories.
September 25, 2016The Dramatic Components Of Scenes
The smallest elements of structure loop back to the largest elements.
September 24, 2016A Skeleton of Scene Structure within Dramatica
September 23, 2016How to Save Yourself Weeks and Months of Rewriting
September 13, 2016Dramatica On The Sequence Method
The start of our dive into the popular Sequence Method for structuring a screenplay.
July 7, 2016The Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling
Data analysts discover the six emotional arcs of every story.
June 22, 2016A New Look at Plot Points
Updated and refurbished, the most looked-at article on this site gets updated by returning it to its original publishing status.
October 1, 2015Determining The Order Of Plot Points
Plot points share a common factor within complete stories.
September 3, 2015Journeys Vs. Signposts
The difference between Journeys and Signposts.
Finding The Plot Of Your Story Through Theme
Determining the progression of events is easy once you identify the family of Thematic issues present in your story.
Why You Need Four Acts Instead of Three
The middle of a story requires greater definition than the beginning or the end.
Identifying The Number Of Acts In Your Story
The number of Acts in your story depends on the underlying thematic material you wish to explore.
When Backstory Is Not Backstory
Writers can determine what is necessary and what isn’t by looking to the storyform of their narrative.
Plot Points and the Inciting Incident
Many confuse the Inciting Incident with the 2nd major plot point of a narrative. Understanding when the problem of the story starts can set an author straight.