ConflictRead the Series
The Story GoalRead the Series
Plotting Your Story with Dramatica
The Difference Between Becoming And Being In Dramatica
Apply oneself to the study of the differences in the types of conflict found within a complete narrative.
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.
Finding The Major Dramatic Question Of Your Story
An accurate account of the tension within a story requires writers to take an objective view of their story.
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.
Dramatica: A Fractal Model Of Story Structure
Acts within Acts within Acts within Acts; the structure of a story cascades into an unending pattern.
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.
Preparing to Write a Complete Story
Identifying The Goal And Consequence Of A Complete Story
A look towards the initial inequity sets the stage for a meaningful narrative.
Identifying The Protagonist And Antagonist Of A Complete Story
Narratives develop integrity by ignoring commonly accepted value judgments of good and bad.
Identifying The Domains And Throughlines Of A Complete Story
A balance of all four Throughline perspectives guarantees the integrity of a narrative.
Identifying The Influence Character Of A Complete Story
The Influence Character is not a character, it is a perspective.
Identifying The Storyform Of A Complete Story
Figure out what it is you want to say and the rest is easy.
Writing with DramaticaRead the Series
The Audience Appreciations of Story
Predicting Who Will Listen To Your Story
Slight adjustments to the structure of your story can guarantee a larger audience.
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.
The Refusal of the Call: The Resistance or Flow Through a Narrative
The Main Character’s personal problems define the flow of energy through a story.
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.
Surviving Nanowrimo with Dramatica
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.
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.
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.
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.
Structuring Narratives in the Real World
Transforming Real Life into a Story
Turning the events of our lives into meaningful narrative requires an understanding of how our minds operate.
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.
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.
A Playground for WritersRead the Series
A Deep Analysis of A Separation
A Separation: Blueprint of a Masterpiece
Look no further than this gem from Iran for a lesson in superior storytelling.
How To Use Dramatica the Right Way
How to Use Dramatica the Right Way: Part One
Make it harder to learn in order to make it easier to understand.
How To Use Dramatica The Right Way: Part Two
The Dramatica theory of story: extra effort not included.
f1ab4c20-ae2f-468d-b88c-0292067150ebRead the Series
207ae3bc-e62e-447a-a76b-8058555703aaRead the Series
3bf51008-e315-4564-bdc8-5b53f933308eRead the Series
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.
a8dc49f4-3efa-4923-a8d1-c59c7515e297Read the Series
a4079eba-241b-4a56-b9a6-519d21ed6c5aRead the Series
9c5ce7b6-635c-46df-955b-132d5e2e93caRead the Series
Learning Heroes vs. Teaching Heroes
Writers can write more confidently when they understand the importance of the resolve of their Main Character.