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Category Archives: Dramatica Basic Concepts
The Main Character represents the audience’s position in the story. Therefore, whether he or she changes or not has a huge impact on the audience’s story experience and the message you are sending to it. Some Main Characters grow to … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Every story has a core – that concept at the center that pulls all of the story elements into a cohesive whole, establishes meaning and message, and provides the story with an overall identity. There are … Continue reading
All meaning comes from perspective – putting things in context. And perspective is created by the combination of what you are looking at and where you are looking from. Change the object of your intention and perspective is altered. Shift … Continue reading
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
By Melanie Anne Phillips This article is excerpted from some text I wrote in the Dramatica Story Structure Software. It describes an important difference between Main Characters who try to solve problems by doing things vs. those who are more internal … Continue reading
Stories have a mind of their own, as if they were a person in their own right in which the structure is the story’s psychology and the storytelling is its personality. Characters, in addition to acting as real people,, also … Continue reading