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Category Archives: Narrative Psychology
Excerpted from the book, Dramatica: A New Theory of Story How can essential concepts be communicated? Certainly not in their pure, intuitive form directly from mind to mind. (Not yet, anyway!) To communicate a concept, an author must symbolize it, … Continue reading
Excerpted from Dramatica: A New Theory of Story The process of communication requires at least two parties: the originator and the recipient. In addition, for communication to take place, the originator must be aware of the information or feelings he … Continue reading
A tale is a simple linear path that the author promotes as being either a good or bad one, depending on the outcome. There’s a certain amount of power in that. Still, it wouldn’t take our early author long to … Continue reading
When an animal screams in pain, others notice, yet this is not communication as there was no intention involved. But when an animal calls out in alarm at an approaching predator it is more likely to be an intended communication. … Continue reading
Excerpt from the book, A Few Words About Communication Communication requires the transfer of understanding and/or passion from one person to another. The process of communication involves both transmission and reception across a medium. Whether intentional or not, this process … Continue reading
The word “narrative” is bandied about today as a catch all for stories, both fictional and in the real world. But what does it really mean? In fact, “narrative” means four distinctly different things that share the same root. The … Continue reading
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