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Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica Prologue Dramatica is a theory of story structure and a method of developing stories. Since its debut in 1991, hundreds of thousands of writers have studied and applied Dramatica’s … 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
One of the unique concepts that sets the Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure apart from all other story paradigms is the assertion that every complete story is a model of the mind’s problem solving process. This Story Mind does not … 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
Narrative is not an artificial construct imposed on fiction or on events in the real world. Rather, narrative is a description of how we go about solving problems, both as individuals and in interactions with others. As individuals, we use … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips The central concept of the Dramatica theory of narrative structure is the existence of a Story Mind – essentially the notion that every story has its own psychology and its own personality, as if the story itself … 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
By Melanie Anne Phillips Here’s a flashback video from 1999 – the very first comprehensive video recorded explanation about the Dramatica theory! Check out my retrospective notes below the video. Okay, here’s what this looks like to me seventeen years … Continue reading