Category Archives: The Story Mind

Writing with the Story Mind (free eBook)

Here’s the first 27 pages of a book in process that I’m writing about the Story Mind concept and how to apply it in your writing. Just thought I’d share it since it may be years before I get around … Continue reading

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The Story Mind

By Melanie Anne Phillips One of the unique concepts that sets Dramatica apart from all other theories of story structure is the assertion that every complete story is a model of the mind’s problem solving process. This Story Mind does … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (audio)

http://storymind.com/content/dramatica/Dramatica%20Audio%20Tapes/Volume%20One/Dramatica%20Basics%20Part%202.mp3 Excerpted from my FREE 43 part audio program: Secrets of Story Structure

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New Book on Archetypes and the Mind

Our new book on Archetypes and the mind is now available on Kindle. Click on image to see book on Amazon.com Paperback version coming soon…

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The “Influence Character” in a Nut Shell

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

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A Tale is a Statement

Part 2 of our 113 part video series on story structure Download this video, audio or view on our web site at http://storymind.com/page104.htm

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Flight Recorder of the Subconscious

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

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Psychology, Personality, Persona & Perception – The 4 P’s Revisited

Some time ago, I wrote a short article describing the four P’s of character: Psychology, Personality, Persona and Perception. Psychology was described as the underlying structure and dynamics of a character’s given mind set.  Personality were the interests and mannerisms … Continue reading

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The Authorless Narrative

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

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The Story Mind (Part 14) – Conclusion & Summary)

Excerpted from Dramatica Unplugged: The Story Mind In summary, then, in our own minds we have a sense of who we are. In stories, that “sense of self”, essentially the identity or ego of the story, is represented by the Main … Continue reading

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