Category Archives: Story Structure

“Scrooged” and Structure Failure

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Secrets of Story Structure – Free Online Audio Program

This four hour 43 part audio program is now available free! Just click on the links below to hear it all, or go to the Table of Contents  Volume One presents a whole new way of looking at and writing with … Continue reading

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Secrets of Story Structure – Volume One

Volume One of my free audio lecture series, “Secrets of Story Structure” is now complete at http://storymind.com/page399.htm

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Discover the Secrets of Story Structure!

Discover the Secrets of Story Structure for your overall story, characters & plot Click here for details or to order for just $9.95 This downloadable three-hour 43 part audio program (mp3 format) is presented by Dramatica Theory co-creators Melanie Anne … Continue reading

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A Tale is a Statement

http://storymindguru.com/dramatica-unplugged/mp4/1-2%20A%20Tale%20is%20a%20Statement.mp4 A Tale is a Statement There are two forces that converged to create story structure as we know it today.  One was an attempt to document our motivations and behaviors, the other is to affect motivations and behavior. In … Continue reading

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Introducing the Story Mind

http://storymindguru.com/dramatica-unplugged/mp4/1-1%20Introducing%20the%20Story%20Mind.mp4 About this video… This is the first episode of a 113 part program I originally recorded in 1999 as a webcast, when such events were cutting edge, technologically.  All these years later, it remains my best and most complete … Continue reading

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A Word About Communication

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 wishes to transmit, and the recipient must be … Continue reading

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What are Characters, Plot, Theme and Genre?

Characters, Plot, Theme and Genre have a secret meaning behind their obvious relevance to stories. In fact, they provide a clue as to why stories exist in the first place. Stories exist because they represent what we do as individuals … Continue reading

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Origins of Story Structure

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

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Story Structure for Passionate Writers

We all know that a story needs a sound structure. But no one reads a book or goes to a movie to enjoy a good structure. And no author writes because he or she is driven to create a great … Continue reading

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