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- Protagonist and Antagonist
- The False Narrative
- Writing Stories About Hopes and Dreams
- Identifying Your Main Character
- Fire Your Protagonist!
- Blowing A Story Bubble
- How do you create a main character who is an antagonist?
- Four Useful Plot Points
- Never Be Stuck for a Plot Again!
- Character Change is Good (or maybe bad)
- Creative Writing
- Narrative Science
- Story Development
- Story Points
- Story Structure
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Category Archives: Dramatica Basic Concepts
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