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12 Hour Story

Structure Course

Secrets of

Story Structure

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Write Your Novel

Step by Step

50 Sure-Fire
Storytelling Tricks

A Few Words

About Theme

10 Essential Tips for Beginning Writers

A Novelist’s

Bag of Tricks!

A Screenwriter’s

Bag of Tricks!

How to Create
Great Characters

Your Plot
Step by Step

Character Arc 101

How to Beat
Writer’s Block

Introducing Characters

(first impressions)

Heroes & Villains

Protagonist &


Four Essential
Plot Points

12 Essential Questions
Writers Should Answer

What is

Story Structure?

Plot vs. Exposition

Dramatica Theory Book

Creating Characters

from Plot

Be a Story Weaver

NOT a Story Mechanic


Development Tricks!

“Here” is a
Four Letter Word

Conflict can limit

Your Characters

Creating Characters
From Scratch

Avoiding the

Genre Trap

Go from concept to completion with this interactive story development software!.

Index Cards

Click and drag to create timelines and organize your story materials.

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Twelve Hour Writing Course In Streaming Video Movie Magic Screenwriter

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Learn Story Structure
in this 113 part course
from the co-creator
of Dramatica!

Just $19.95

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Articles Books Free Writing Classes This Week’s Featured Episodes in Streaming Media


of Story


This three-hour 43 part audio program is presented by Dramatica Theory co-creators Melanie Anne Phillips and Chris Huntley in their only published story structure seminar as co-instructors.

Volume One outlines a whole new paradigm of story structure.

Volume Two reveals the true structure and purpose of characters.

Volume Three provides a step by step approach to plot.

A free 43 part course in streaming audio Secrets of Story Structure Audio Program Secrets of Story Structure Audio Program A free 4 hour program in streaming video

This 4-hour 100 part video program is presented by Dramatica Theory co-creator Melanie Anne Phillips, and is designed to describe every key feature in Dramatica Pro and how to use it.

You’ll begin with an overview of the main areas of the software, then explore each in depth.  The program concludes with an extensive series of tips for using Dramatica creatively in the story development process.

Dramatica Software Companion Dramatica Pro Software Companion Writing Tips Presented in Streaming Video

Melanie Anne Phillips, creator of StoryWeaver and co-creator of Dramatica provides a series of insightful lectures on topics such as methods for finding inspiration, techniques for story development and insights in the structure of characters, plot, theme and genre.

Presented in streaming video Tips for Story Structure & Storytelling A 113 part program in streaming video

This 12-hour 113 part video program is presented by Dramatica Theory co-creator Melanie Anne Phillips, and covers all key aspects of the Dramatica theory of story.

It is our most complete course in story structure and covers characters, plot, theme, genre, story forming, story encoding, story weaving and reception.

Dramatica Unplugged 12 Hour Story Structure Seminar A free story development program in streaming video

This story development video program presented by Dramatica Theory co-creator Melanie Anne Phillips, is comprised of two parts: The Elements of Structure and The Art of Storytelling.

In the first part, a high level view of structure is then taken down to the details of all key structural componenents and how they go together.  In the second part, technniques are described for building your story’s world, who’s in it, what happens to them and what it all means.

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12 Hour Story Structure Seminar

Introducing the Story Mind

Secrets of Story Structure

Introduction to Story Structure

Creating Writing Tips

Character Development Tricks!

Storyweaving Seminar

Welcome & Seminar Outline

Dramatica Software Companion

Overview of the Story Guide