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Category Archives: Narrative Psychology
In the classes I teach on story structure we often point to Clarice Starling (Jody Foster) in “Silence of the Lambs” as a great example of a Success/Bad story in which the goal (save the senator’s daughter from Buffalo Bill) … Continue reading
Narrative Psychology: How memories work – an example Something I posted today on my Facebook page: What a magnificent mountain morning. The air is clear, crisp and clean from several days of thunderstorms. Temperature was 40 degrees when we woke … Continue reading
A thought exercise for writers: What if you could be genetically altered to be happy in a miserable life? Would you do it? Having had a number of private responses to this post in other venues, I offer the following: … Continue reading
People often shoot themselves in the foot, and so do characters. There’s a narrative reason for it. Happened to me today, but THIS time I dodged my own bullet. Here’s how I stopped following that storyline – something you can … Continue reading
http://storymindguru.com/dramatica-unplugged/mp4/1-3%20A%20Story%20is%20an%20Argument.mp4 A Story is an Argument In the last lesson we learned how the most simple form of audience manipulation is for an author to tell a tale, such as a fairy tale or cautionary tale in which a statement … Continue reading
Recently, a Dramatica user sent me a series of questions about the potential use of Dramatica in real world psychological analysis. Here’s his questions and my responses: Question: If StoryMind is a model of a human mind trying to resolve … Continue reading
Dramatica (narrative) reflects how the mind operates in all its myriad processes. And from it, we can learn much about life, as we can from all structurally sound stories. For example: There is no one “capital T” Truth, but many … Continue reading