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.
September 27, 2015How Se7en Proves Seeking Narrative First
Every single scene leads up to that one and only ending.
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.
The True Nature of Story
Wrapping up our series on Audience Appreciations, we elevate our understanding of narrative and begin to see it as a complex web of relationships.
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.
The Tragedy of James Bond the Antagonist
It can be misleading to suggest that Bond works against a successful resolution.
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.
Why Act Order Is More Important Than Time Spent
Most story paradigms emphasize the amount of time spent on an Act over the more important order in which the Acts appear.