Time to Write Those Holiday Stories

The meaning of the a storyform.

The story forms for Elf and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles are now available on Subtext. With the click of a button, you can instantly scaffold out a meaningful narrative based on the thematic intent of these holiday classics.

Want to write a story that proves how being truthful to yourself helps ring in the Christmas season?

Elf Storyform

Elf is the way to go.

Or would you rather write a physical comedy that teaches your central character what is most important this time of year?

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Storyform

Then click the Build a Story button and off you go!

Both of these films features strong, meaningful relationships to balance out the concerns in the Overall Story Throughline.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles features a friendship that was impossible to imagine when they first met each other.

The Impossible Friendship of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Elf goes one step further by offering two relationships, both of them centered around the growth dynamic that shifts strangers to a familial bond.

The Familial Relationships of Elf

Both are available now for subscribers to Subtext, our practical application of the Dramatica theory of story.

Further Reading

Both storyforms originated in the Discuss Dramatica forums. You can learn more about the narrative structure driving these films here:

Discussion of the Elf storyform

Discussion of the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles storyform

Never Trust a Hero.

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