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Category Archives: Creative Writing
All too often, authors get mired in the details of a story, trying to cram everything in and make all the pieces fit. Characters are then seen only as individuals, so they often unintentionally overlap each other’s dramatic functions. The … Continue reading
You sit in your favorite writing chair, by the window, on the porch, or in the study. You wear your favorite tweed jacket with the leather elbow patches, or your blue jeans, or your “creative shoes.” You look around at … Continue reading
We all know that a story needs a sound structure. But no one reads a book or goes to a movie to enjoy a good structure. And no author writes because he or she is driven to create a great … Continue reading
We all know that writing is not just about assembling words, but also about assembling ideas. When we actually sit down to write, we may have our ideas all worked out in advance or we may have no idea what … Continue reading
Screenplays are blueprints for movies. As such, they are not art, but instructions for creating art. Therefore, there are two things every great screenplay must have: A good story, and a clear and understandable description of how it should be … Continue reading
Excerpted from our Dramatica Story Structuring Software: Overall Story Concern: the purposes or interests sought after by the characters overall. Within the scenario in which your story takes place, there is an area of shared importance to all the characters in … Continue reading
Drudge people. You see them every day. On the news. In your town. Outside your window. Perhaps, even in your own home. You can easily recognize them as they have lost their tales. With no tale, they are directionless, shuffling … Continue reading
I recently received the following note as a response to the writing tips newsletter I publish: How do you think you going to learn how to be a teacher when you talk in jargon? What is structure? What is a protagonist? … Continue reading
“Narrative Space” describes the complete breadth and depth of subject matter in which you seek to define a story. Simply put, most authors don’t come to a story with a complete structure immediately in mind. Rather, they are attracted to … Continue reading
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