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Category Archives: Story Structure
Click on the image below to hear episode 1 in this rare recording of a weekend seminar by Dramatica Theory of Story co-creators Melanie Anne Phillips and Chris Huntley in the mid-1990’s just after Dramatica was made public for the … Continue reading
Imagine the very first storytellers. Actually, what they told would certainly not be considered a story by today’s standards. Rather, they probably began with simple communications with but a single meaning at a time. Even animals recognize a cry of … Continue reading
by Chris Huntley I spent nearly sixteen years avoiding reading anything of substance by (Hollywood) story theorists such as Syd Field, John Truby, Christopher Vogler, Robert McKee and others. As co-creator of the Dramatica theory of story, I didn’t want … Continue reading
Story structure should be viewed as guidelines, not rules. it is a logical framework to hold our passion. If ever there is a conflict between high-passion and structure, go with the passion. If ever there is an opportunity to apply … Continue reading
Excerpted from our Dramatica Story Structuring Software: Overall Story Concern: the purposes or interests sought after by the characters overall. Within the scenario in which your story takes place, there is an area of shared importance to all the characters in … Continue reading
Story structure is something we all feel, but when it comes to defining its parts and how they work to create a sound narrative, the simplicity vanishes. Still, if we are to be able to use structure as a tool … Continue reading
Back in the 90’s when Dramatica was the new kid on the block, we published a “Storyforming Newsletter” for a span of time. Here is a link to a PDF version of the very first issue…. Download in PDF (179K) … Continue reading
This article is excerpted from Dramatica Story Structuring Software. Over the course of your story, the Main Character will either grow out of something or grow into something. Authors show their audiences how to view this development of a Main … Continue reading
A whole flock of Story Gurus (myself included) will tell you that stories have structure. Therefore, if you learn that structure you’ll improve your stories. Ostensibly, this will lead to fame, riches, a keen sense of accomplishment, and the unparalleled … Continue reading
We think in narrative, but think about topics. Narrative is the operating system of our own minds, and we seek to impose that upon every topic we encounter. For if we can, then we have the most touch-points with our … Continue reading