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Category Archives: Narrative Science
This morning/s thoughts on narrative: 1. In the real world, narratives exist in the caustic solution of society. They either continually replenish themselves or dissolve into a sea of memes. 2. Narrative structure operates as a difference engine, but one … Continue reading
Now on Kindle for $0.99 Narratives can form naturally through the ebb and flow of dynamics through structural social elements without any authorial intent. This 7 page booklet describes the process.
A real life example that just occurred: In the kitchen, I began singing the theme song from the 1965 old west comedy “Cat Ballou” starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin. Upstairs, Teresa (upon hearing this) inquired why I was singing … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips A false narrative is one in which a complete narrative pattern is perceived in a given situation, but it is not an actual narrative at work in the situation. The perception of a false narrative can … Continue reading
Not every narrative has an author. Just as art may be in the eye of the beholder, the existence of a narrative may be in the eye of the observer. We are all pattern makers. This is evident in everything … Continue reading
Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics The Dramatica Model In this book, I’m documenting the development of a whole new side of the Dramatica theory – story dynamics. Dramatica is a model of story structure, but unlike any previous model, … Continue reading
Working on a new dynamic model of narrative to complement the structural model of Dramatica. Coming up with some interesting thoughts about Timelock and Optionlock as defined in Dramatica and expanded into dynamics. Here’s some notes: Timelock in Dramatica is … Continue reading
Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics Transmutation of Narrative Particles and Waves In this second article in the Dynamic Model series, I’m going to explore really intriguing problem – how particles can be transmuted into waves and vice versa, in … Continue reading
Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics The Narrative Circuit If you are familiar with deep Dramatica theory, you know that all the output of the Story Engine is not made available in the Dramatica software. In fact, the Story Engine … Continue reading