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The protagonist and antagonist may not be who you think they are. For one thing, a protagonist is not necessarily the hero of a story. Structurally speaking, the protagonist is the one who shakes up the status quo – that’s … Continue reading
The message of a story comes from context. It is context that eventually convinces Scrooge that his way of looking at the world is incorrect. Yet, before he was shown the bigger picture, his personal experience presented quite a different … Continue reading
A Dramatica student asks: In Dramatica theory, are all Objective Characters be-ers and all Subjective Characters do-ers? My reply: No, there is no assignment of be-er or do-er to objective characters at all. Objective Characters, such as the archetypes, are … Continue reading
All meaning comes from perspective – putting things in context. And perspective is created by the combination of what you are looking at and where you are looking from. Change the object of your intention and perspective is altered. Shift … Continue reading
Here’s an unusual situation where both Chris and myself independently answered the same question from a writer. Comparing our two replies is both interesting and also sheds light on two different ways of looking at the same central story structure … Continue reading
This extensive free online program is based on a one-day seminar developed by Melanie Anne Phillips, co-creator of the Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure, creator of StoryWeaver story development software, and founder of the Storymind Foundation: an effort to promote … Continue reading
The difference between a tale and a story is that a tale is just a linear step by step progression through plot events and character growth in which the next step can be anything at all, as long it makes … Continue reading
Protagonist tries to achieve the goal. Antagonist tries to stop him. That’s the simple answer, and it is true enough. But there is a lot more to know about these two essential characters, and the more you learn, the more … Continue reading
Here is an early article about a new aspect of narrative science I was developing. It is based on a previous concept from our Dramatica theory of narrative structure called the Storymind. The Story Mind asserts that every story has … Continue reading