Category Archives: Writing Tip of the Day

Write Down Your Stories…

Write down your stories.  Each of us has a life experience no other human being will ever have.  If we sift through that to find the nugget moments, we can share unique and wonderful perspectives. Maybe each contribution to the … Continue reading

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Characters Are Not Real People

Characters are not real people: they represent types of people.  Rather than creating characters from scratch or based on an individual, fashion them on the personality types you encounter every day. Build characters step by step with StoryWeaver

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Trouble finding your author’s voice?

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Do you find your writing “not good enough?”

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Lose your Muse?

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Stuck in the middle of your first draft?

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Trouble fitting ideas together?

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The Story Mind (Part 5) – The Grand Argument Story

Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica Over the years a number of my students have asked how the Dramatica chart can possibly describe the fullness of the human experience, especially since we, as a species, … Continue reading

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Introducing the Story Mind

Watch the entire 113 part  series free on our web site… Transcript of the soundtrack from this video: Dramatica Unplugged Class One: Introduction 1.1 Introducing the Story Mind Let’s look at the central concept in Dramatica: the Story Mind. It’s … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 4) – The Dramatica Chart

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

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