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Category Archives: The Story Mind
Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica So what, exactly, is the Story Mind made of? Dramatica says that “Every complete story is an analogy to a single mind trying to deal with an inequity.” Now … Continue reading
Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica A part of the Dramatica Theory book, we developed the Dramatica Chart of Story Elements (which is not unlike the Periodic Table of Elements in chemistry). Download a free … Continue reading
In psychology, Multiple Personality Disorder describes a person who has more than one complete personality. Typically, only one of those personalities will be active at any given time. This is because they usually share attributes, and so only one can … Continue reading
As with people, your story’s mind has different aspects. These are represented in your Genre, Theme, Plot, and Characters. Genre is the overall personality of the Story Mind. Theme represents its troubled value standards. Plot describes the methods the Story … Continue reading
The Story Mind concept is a way of visualizing story structure that sees every story as having a mind of its own and the characters within it as facets of that overall mind. So, one character represents the Intellect of the … Continue reading
The Story Mind concept is a way of looking at a story as if all the characters were facets of a larger personality, the mind of the Story itself. To illustrate, imagine that you stepped back from your story far … Continue reading
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
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
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
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…