How to Fix Your Narrative – Introduction

This extensive free online program is based on a one-day seminar developed by Melanie Anne Phillips, co-creator of the Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure, creator of StoryWeaver story development software, and founder of the Storymind Foundation: an effort to promote understanding and application of narrative structure in the real world.


What is this course about?

Nearly every novel or screenplay has structural errors that can undermine the full potential of a story.  Often, however, these weaknesses or mis-steps are almost invisible, hidden beneath the subject matter and style.

This course is designed to help novelists and screenwriters identify problems with the structures of their stories and to provide techniques for solving them without disrupting the flow of the narrative.

Why is the course free?

For more than a quarter of a century, Melanie Anne Phillips has held seminars and workshops on story structure and story development.  In addition, the Dramatica and StoryWeaver software based on her approach have sold more than one hundred thousand copies worldwide.

Melanie uses a series of free courses to promote her paid seminars and personalized story consultation services where writers can get individualized feedback and guidance tailored to their specific manuscripts and story problems.

What does the course include?

How to Fix Your Narrative is a series of articles punctuated with graphics and video example that illustrate the most common structural errors made in novels and screenplays, along with creative examples outlined methods for correcting those errors.

You’ll benefit from the same intensive multi-media presentation that is a hallmark of Melanie’s live presentations, as well as specific tips drawn from decades of helping authors achieve their vision on a solid structural foundation.

How do I begin?

Just scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the Get Started link.

What if I need more help?

Just contact Melanie to discuss her personalize story consultation service.

What else?

Nothing else.  So get started already!

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