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Category Archives: The Story Mind
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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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
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
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
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
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
Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica 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, … Continue reading
Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica Now that we’re familiar with some of the elements of structure with a nod toward storytelling techniques, it might be a good time to consider how we might create … Continue reading
Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica We’ve been focusing on structure for a while now, so let’s take a quick breather and consider storytelling for a moment. You probably know someone who can take a … Continue reading