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.
July 2, 2016Video Montages of Meaningful Endings
A collection of clips showing the different meaningful endings an Author can portray simply by combining how things turned out with how they feel about how things turned out.
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.
How To Tell If Your Main Character Faces Overwhelming Or Surmountable Odds
Understanding the science behind narrative opens up the channels of communication between Author and Audience.
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.
Transforming Real Life into a Story
Turning the events of our lives into meaningful narrative requires an understanding of how our minds operate.
Black Swan and Star Wars: Cousins of Story Structure
These two disparate films share common thematic elements—and it has nothing to do with the Hero’s Journey.
When Failure Becomes a Good Thing
Sometimes, the efforts to resolve a situation would only make matters worse.
The End Of A Main Character's Arc
Peaceful resolutions come in many different ways, regardless of how reprehensible.
Writing the Personal Tragedy
Match success in the efforts to achieve the goal with the Main Character overwrought with their inability to overcome their own issues and you have all the makings of a Personal Tragedy.
How to Write a Tragedy
Mix the failure to achieve the Story Goal with the Main Character overcome by their own personal angst and you have all the makings of a Tragedy.
How to End a Movie
Combine the results of the efforts to achieve the Story Goal with an emotional assesment of that outcome and you have yourself a meaningful ending.