It's been four months in development, but the time has finally come to pull the curtain on a last-minute gift from me to you:
The integration of Subtext and Narrative First into one platform!
Click the Subtext button in the upper right hand corner and the app will quickly switch contexts. You'll soon find yourself face-to-face with 453 individual storyforms! 😃
Find your favorite movie or novel, and tap to find the latest and greatest interpretation of Dramatica's storyform through Subtext's unique Premise feature.
And it looks great on mobile too!
Convenient back and forth buttons sit at the bottom of each storyform, making it easier for you to quickly shuffle through the hundreds of unique arguments for compelling and meaningful stories.
Integration with your Subtext account is coming soon, but I wanted to make sure you had something from me before the Holidays hit--just something to say thank you for an amazing and wonderful year.
The Path of the Virtuous
Speaking of doing nice things, I also just published a new article updating the Premise for stories with an Outcome of Failure and a Judgment of Good. Previously known as "Personal Triumphs," this unique set of narratives can better be understood as portraying acts of virtue and merit. (You can see an example of it in the above image from BlacKkKlansman.)
Quick and Easy Updates
The very best part about this new integration between education and utility is the potential for me to quickly update storyforms across the board when we discover a new way of understanding them. If for some reason, we come to a better appreciation of narrative dynamics, change is only a few keystrokes away.
By way of example, there were over 729 references to storyforms in Subtext spread throughout the hundreds and hundreds of articles, analyses, and blog posts on Narrative First. It took me all of five seconds to quickly update them to point to this new location.
No more 404s on storyforms!
My Thanks to You
And yes, I meant to say when WE come to a better appreciation of story.
Without the contribution of everyone involved in Narrative First, Subtext, and on the Discuss Dramatica boards, we would not be enjoying this exciting moment of living on the cutting edge of narrative theory.
My sincere thanks and gratitude to all of you who helped me out this year, whether it be typos, bad links, new understandings of relationships, a better appreciation of what it means to think holistically, illustrations and story ideas in the Writers Room classes, or even that occasional email expressing thanks my way.
Thank you so much for inspiring me to do better this year. With your help--and a lot of sleepless nights--we can all look forward to even greater developments in the coming year.
See you in 2020!
-- Jim from Narrative First
P.S. If you want to catch up on all the changes this year, don't forget to check out the Narrative First Wrap-Up series on the blog.
Happy Holidays! 🎁