June 27Storyforming Wonder Woman
The latest in our instructional series focuses on the blockbuster Wonder Woman.
June 19Our In-Depth Analysis of Doubt
An update on our Dramatica workshop featuring the 2008 Streep-Hoffman drama, Doubt.
June 2Comparing Story To Outer Space
Confused about Dramatica's role in ththe development of a story? Begin with the emptiness of deep space.
May 27Storytelling Is The Number One Skill
To make a story truly relatable, Authors should structure their stories to align with the psychological processes of problem-solving within the mind.
April 22The Storyform Works As A Whole
By design, your mind deceives you. Understanding how it does clues a writer in on how to write a better story.
April 5An Argument For Purpose And Meaning
Story is more than Character, Plot, Theme, and Genre--it is a reason for Character, Plot, Theme, and Genre.
March 7Dramatica Storyforms for Arrival and The Yellow Birds
Download deep insights into the thematic structure of these great films.
February 28A Story Consultant, Coming Soon
Starting this month, you can watch a storyform unfold on your very own television set.
February 27The Best Picture Of 2016 Doesn't Have A Story
At least, not a storyform.
February 10The Meaning We All Look For
A story contains all that we need to understand and appreciate and entertain an alternate point-of-view.
January 26The Long Awaited Deep Analysis Of The Princess Bride
Master writers instinctively write stories that mimic the mind's problem-solving process.
January 17Another Look At Guardians Of The Galaxy
On second thought the film proves more efficient than our original assessment.
January 13Create a Complete Story in Less than Two Hours
Watch and follow along as the Dramatica Users Group collaborates to create an original and fully functional narrative.
November 21, 2016A Dramatica Storyform Describes What an Author Knows About a Story
Other paradigms of story concentrate on the subjective Audience point-of-view of what it is like to experience a story from within. Dramatica shows Authors what their story looks like from without.
September 26, 2016How Storytelling Makes Sense Out Of The Chaos
We tell stories to make life less arbitrary.
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.
April 20, 2016Write With Confidence And Purpose
You don't have to write and rewrite and rewrite again to figure out your theme.
April 13, 2016Update On Our Analysis Of Inside Out
Better to be accurate than to be right.
April 6, 2016Inside Out Over Song Of The Sea
Probably a better idea to analyze a film with a complete storyform.
March 16, 2016Creating Relevant Story Elements For Your Story
If you want your scenes to be relevant, you should know your storyform.
February 23, 2016The Structure Of A Great Story
The argument over structure vs. non-structure is more an argument over relevancy vs. irrelevancy.
February 22, 2016Does Dramatica Work For Novels?
Yes, of course it does! Competent narrative is narrative regardless of medium.
February 1, 2016Dean Deblois On Story And Structure
Great writers intuitively understand the mechanics of structure at work beneath their stories.
January 25, 2016Identifying The Underlying Problem
Dramatica is the cure for writer's block.
January 14, 2016New Storyfom Download Page
A resource to download and install new storyforms into Dramatica.
January 9, 2016Stories Are Structure
Structure isn't just for screenplays, every meaningful story requires proper organization of thematics.
January 6, 2016The Superiority Of The Playwriting Gurus
Story structure is there to communicate the Author's message with clarity and confidence, not to make the message formulaic.
November 24, 2015Creating A Strong Narrative Drive
Effective story points consist of the storytelling and the context within which they sit.
November 21, 2015A Pipeline Between Author And Audience
Dramatica can help establish a clear and concise carrier wave.
November 16, 2015The Novelist's Struggle With Dramatica
Novelists prefer a subjective view of conflict; Dramatica prefers the objective.
October 18, 2015The Storyform Does Not Dictate Storytelling
Dramatica is more than paint-by-numbers; it's a way of giving order to your thoughts.
October 11, 2015Writing To Find Universality
The wider the Audience the greater the need for a unifying structure.
September 9, 2015Group Analysis Of Brief Encounter
Finding the thematic structure of a story.
September 8, 2015When Dramatica Analysis Goes Bad
Story analysis with Dramatica is not subjective.
September 3, 2015Robots Want To Be Writers Too
Robots writing stories is pointless without a meaningful framework.
August 30, 2015Emotional Arguments
August 22, 2015All About the Storyform
Narrative Structure Gives Purpose to Story
Story structure may not be everything, but every story needs structure.
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.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part Two
For Two-Act structures, tension exists with the juxtaposition of two key plot points.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part One
Understanding how your characters feel requires stepping out of their shoes and looking at them from a dispassionate objective view.
Rethinking And Revisiting The Reservoir Dogs Analysis
As understanding grows, so too does the appreciation of a well-crafted and thoughtful 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.
Finding Inspiration for Nanowrimo Within a Great Story
If moved by a particular story, Authors can use the storyform at the heart of it to relay the same meaningful message to their own Audiences.
Brainstorming a Brand New Genre for Nanowrimo
By combining our Gist Collections, writers can challenge their preconceptions of story to create something never seen before.
Creating a Story from Scratch for Nanowrimo
Enthusiasm and dedication can take you only so far--a strong foundation and meaningful story structure will give you purpose and direction.
How to Find the Narrative Code Within a Great Story
Great writers need to be great analysts in order to fully understand the mechanism of their stories.
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.
How To End Writer's Block Forever
Know what it is you want to say and learn to use a tool that keeps you on the straight & narrow as you write that first draft.
Discovering the Story You Never Knew
A strong and resilient system for looking at narrative makes it easier to play at writing.
How To Write A Television Series
Crafting a serialized narrative is easy once you know the storyform.
The Fault In Our Stars: An Anatomy Of An Analysis
An effective analysis of a film requires an objective sounding board. Dramatica offers that opportunity.
Dramatica's Definitions Are Not Your Own
Dramatica improves commonly understood concepts of narrative in an effort to improve our understanding of story.
Outlining a Television Series with Dramatica
By crafting purpose and meaning into every episode, the writer/producer guarantees an Audience for the entire season.
A Separation: Blueprint of a Masterpiece
Look no further than this gem from Iran for a lesson in superior storytelling.