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Why a “Story Mind?”

The Story Mind concept is a way of visualizing story structure that sees every story as having a mind of its own and the characters within it as facets of that overall mind.  So, one character represents the Intellect of the … Continue reading

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The Story Mind Concept

The Story Mind concept is a way of looking at a story as if all the characters were facets of a larger personality, the mind of the Story itself. To illustrate, imagine that you stepped back from your story far … Continue reading

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Four Facets of the Story Mind

One of the unique concepts that sets the Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure apart from all other story paradigms is the assertion that every complete story is a model of the mind’s problem solving process. This Story Mind does not … Continue reading

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Writing with the Story Mind (free eBook)

Here’s the first 27 pages of a book in process that I’m writing about the Story Mind concept and how to apply it in your writing. Just thought I’d share it since it may be years before I get around … Continue reading

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A New Introduction to the “Story Mind” Concept

Narrative is not an artificial construct imposed on fiction or on events in the real world.  Rather, narrative is a description of how we go about solving problems, both as individuals and in interactions with others. As individuals, we use … Continue reading

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The Radical Story Mind

By Melanie Anne Phillips The central concept of the Dramatica theory of narrative structure is the existence of a Story Mind – essentially the notion that every story has its own psychology and its own personality, as if the story itself … Continue reading

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The Story Mind

By Melanie Anne Phillips One of the unique concepts that sets Dramatica apart from all other theories of story structure is the assertion that every complete story is a model of the mind’s problem solving process. This Story Mind does … Continue reading

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Introducing the Story Mind (Revisited)

By Melanie Anne Phillips Here’s a flashback video from 1999 – the very first comprehensive video recorded explanation about the Dramatica theory!  Check out my retrospective notes below the video. Okay, here’s what this looks like to me seventeen years … Continue reading

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The “Story Mind” Concept

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Origins of the “Story Mind”

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