Our Most Popular Articles on Writing

Here’s an updated list of our most popular articles on creative writing, story development, story structure and narrative science:

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Home page / Archives More stats 2,146
The False Narrative More stats 957
Welcome to the Storymind Writer’s Library More stats 933
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Step 1) More stats 874
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Step 4) More stats 500
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Step 2) More stats 472
Psychology, Personality, Persona & Perception – The 4 P’s Revisited More stats 467
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Step 3) More stats 446
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Step 5) More stats 415
Writing Stories About Hopes and Dreams More stats 407
Dramatica Tip 1 – A Better Place to Start More stats 296
The Main Character Element of the Hero Stereotype More stats 239
Blog More stats 214
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Step 6) More stats 189
What Is Dramatica? More stats 143
Creating Characters: “My Hero!” More stats 135
Be a Story Weaver (Part 2) More stats 133
Questions about Dramatica Story Expert More stats 119
Be a Story Weaver – NOT a Story Mechanic! More stats 113
50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks! More stats 108
“Ability” and Story Structure More stats 102
Narrative Dynamics (Part 2) More stats 93
Does your story suffer from “Multiple Personality Disorder?” More stats 93
Discovering Your Thematic Topic More stats 90
Narrative Dynamics (Part 1) More stats 86
Dramatica Trivia 3: The Contagonist Archetype More stats 86
Narrative Dynamics (Part 3) More stats 62
Dramatica Pro or Dramatica Story Expert $99.95 More stats 62
Narrative Dynamics (Part 4) More stats 60
“Hero” is a Four Letter Word (Part 3) More stats 58
The 8 Archetypal Characters More stats 56
StoryWeaver Tip 1 More stats 55
“Hero” is a Four-Letter Word (Part 2) More stats 54
Character Justification More stats 53
#21 (loading title) More stats 52
Identifying Your Main Character More stats 52
50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks (Trick 2) More stats 50
Be a Story Weaver (Part 3) More stats 49
The Authorless Narrative More stats 47
“Things” as Characters More stats 44
Your Thematic Message More stats 44
Developing Your Theme More stats 43
50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks (Trick 1) More stats 39
Notes on Timelock and Optionlock More stats 39
Designing Your Plot – Multi Appreciation Moments More stats 38
Character Development Tricks! More stats 36
Be a Story Weaver (Part 4) More stats 36
Creating Characters from Plot More stats 35
Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex More stats 34
Each Archetype is an Equation More stats 33
Throughline Interactive Index Cards – Tip 1 More stats 32
Flight Recorder of the Subconscious More stats 31
The Story Mind (Part 4) – The Dramatica Chart More stats 30
Creating Characters: The Villain More stats 30
Psychology, Personality, Persona and Perception More stats 30
“Hero” is a Four Letter Word (Free eBook) More stats 29
The Seven Stages of Film Production More stats 28
Story Structure for Passionate Writers More stats 27
50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks! (Trick 4) More stats 26
The Villain Breaks Out! More stats 26
Developing Your Story’s Goal More stats 24
Write Your Novel Step by Step (21) – Auditioning Your Cast More stats 23
50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks! (Trick 5) More stats 23
Dramatica Trivia 1 More stats 23
Quick Tip: The Big Picture More stats 23
Write Your Novel Step By Step – Now in Paperback and for Kindle! More stats 22
Narrative Dynamics 7 – Dynamic Quads More stats 22
Storytelling Trick 1 – Building Size (Changing Scope) More stats 22
Tricking the Muse: The Creativity “Two-Step” More stats 22
StoryWeaver Fix – Why Files Don’t Seem to Save More stats 22
The Story Mind (Part 13) – Story Perspective More stats 22
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 4) – The Dramatica Chart More stats 21
Writing Tips Newsletter #122 More stats 21
Storyweaving Tip #1 – Jot it Down! More stats 21
Narrative Structure More stats 20
Characters – The Attributes of Age More stats 20
Dramatica Structure “Super” Classes More stats 20
Writing from the Passionate Self More stats 20
The Story Mind (Part 14) – Conclusion & Summary) More stats 19
Identifying Your Antagonist More stats 19
Dramatica Unplugged Part 1 – Introducing the Story Mind More stats 19
Coming Apart At The Themes More stats 19
Creating Four Dimensional Character (video) More stats 18
The Story Mind (Part 6) – Audience Reach More stats 18
Origins of Story Structure More stats 18
The Story Mind (Part 12) – Bad Story Structure is No Joke More stats 18
Creating Characters from Scratch More stats 17
Blowing the Story Bubble More stats 17
The Story Mind (Part 1) – Introducing the Story Mind More stats 17
Dramatica: How We Did It! More stats 17
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 9) – The Story Mind Revisited More stats 16
The Story Mind (Part 2) – A Tale is a Statement More stats 16
Write Your Novel Step by Step (Video Version) – Step 1 More stats 16
The “Influence Character” in a Nut Shell More stats 16
What’s in Your Story’s Mind? More stats 15
Characters – The Attributes of Age More stats 15
Storytelling Tip: Trapped in a Routine More stats 15
Throughlines – and How To Use Them! More stats 14
How “StoryWeaver” Came to Be More stats 14
The Story Mind (Part 7) – Story Structure vs. Storytelling More stats 14
Our books on writing now in both Kindle and PDF formats! More stats 13
How to Beat Writer’s Block More stats 13
Protagonist and Antagonist More stats 13
Narrative Structure, Game Theory and Crowd Control More stats 13
A Few Words About Theme More stats 13
Write Your Novel Step By Step (Step 7) More stats 12
Filling Story Holes More stats 12
Your Story As A Person More stats 12
Graphic Novel Themes & Dramatica More stats 12
Storytelling Trick 2 – Red Herrings (Changing Importance) More stats 11
50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks! (Trick 3) More stats 11
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 3) – A Story is an Argument More stats 11
Famous novels’ first sentences, mapped! More stats 11
The Story Mind (Part 10) – The Four Throughlines Part One More stats 11
The Story Mind (Part 3) – A Story is an Argument More stats 11
Dramatica Trivia 2 More stats 11
Write Your Novel Step by Step (22) – Your Characters’ Points of View More stats 10
The Hero Breaks Down More stats 10
Your story has a mind of its own More stats 10
Dramatica: The “Lost” Theory Book More stats 10
Characters – Introduction to “Blind Spot” More stats 10
New Book on Archetypes and the Mind More stats 10
Story Consequences More stats 10
Dramatica Needs Your Help! More stats 10
Selecting Your Novel’s Cast More stats 10
Inside the Story Mind More stats 10
Love Interests and the Dramatic Triangle More stats 9
Welcome to the Storymind.com Writer’s Blog More stats 9
The Story Mind (Part 5) – The Grand Argument Story More stats 9
Finding Inspiration More stats 9
Write Your Screenplay Step By Step – Now in paperback More stats 9
Archetypes vs. Stereotypes More stats 9
Why a “Story Mind?” More stats 9
What are Characters, Plot, Theme and Genre? More stats 9
Fire Your Protagonist More stats 8
Does your plot end in Success or Failure? More stats 8
Your Unique Genre More stats 8
Introducing the Story Mind (video) 1 of 113 parts More stats 8
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 7) – Story Structure vs. Storytelling More stats 8
The 8 Character Archetypes (part 1) More stats 8
Dramatica: Inside the Clockwork More stats 8
The Authorless Narrative – now on Kindle More stats 8
Screenwriting 101 More stats 8
Plot Requirements More stats 8
Protagonist Personal More stats 8
Avoiding the Genre Trap More stats 8
Writing from a Character’s Point of View More stats 8
Finding Your Creative Time More stats 8
Write Your Screenplay Step By Step – Now for Kindle More stats 7
Your Story as a Person More stats 7
How to Beat Writer’s Block! More stats 7
The 8 Character Archetypes (part 2) More stats 7
The Story Mind (Part 11) – The Four Throughlines Part Two More stats 7
Dramatica Theory Overview (video) More stats 7
Characters’ Personal Goals More stats 6
A Screenwriter’s Bag of Tricks More stats 6
Blog More stats 6
The Structure of Protagonist and Antagonist (video) More stats 6
Your Protagonist is not your Main Character More stats 6
Throughlline 3 is Here!!! More stats 6
Half-life of the Narrative Difference Engine More stats 6
“Sweet Spots” in Time More stats 6
The 8 Character Archetypes (part 3) More stats 5
Pirate Lingo Translator More stats 5
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 2) – A Tale is a Statement More stats 5
Write Your Novel Step by Step – New Home Page More stats 5
The Story Mind (Part 9) – The Story Mind Revisited More stats 5
A Novelist’s Bag of Tricks More stats 5
Write Your Novel Step By Step (12) More stats 5
Blowing the Story Bubble More stats 5
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 6) – Audience Reach More stats 5
Storymind Writing Tips Newsletter #124 More stats 5
The Story Mind (Part 8) – Writing Remakes More stats 5
A Screenwriter’s Bag of Tricks! More stats 4
Creating Characters from Scratch More stats 4
Write Your Novel Step By Step (Step 11) More stats 4
Objective and Subjective Characters (video) More stats 4
Characters vs. Players More stats 4
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 8) – Writing Remakes & Adaptations More stats 4
Dramatica Unplugged (Part 5) – Dramatica & Short Stories More stats 3
Overcoming Habits More stats 3
Learn how to do “Character Handoffs” (video) More stats 3
Archetypes: Characters, Narrative and Mind More stats 3
A Few Words About Communication More stats 2
Be a Story Weaver – NOT a Story Mechanic! More stats 2
Subjective and Objective Characters (video) More stats 2
The Storymind Book Store now on Facebook! More stats 1
Writing Tips Newsletter #143 More stats 1
Writing Tips Newsletter #144 More stats 1

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