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Story Structure is not mysterious. And it isn’t an artificial construct. So what is it, and where does it come from?
The origin of archetypes.
Revealing the psychological sources and underpinnings of the essential archetypal characters.
Narrative structure originally came from the real world and can be turned back upon it.
Human behavior cannot be fully understood by observation nor introspection. A model of the mind is required
How individuals relate to the group.
How to recognize, counter, and create false narratives.
Narratives exist in a medium. In the real world, they occupy the human medium.
In society, what goes around comes around.
How narrative functions as the driver (and opportunity for resolution) of societal dissonance.
Like DNA, Narrative structure has four bases. Here’s a quick explanation as to why.
How the gender of characters affects narrative structure.
Our minds understand through narrative patterns, even if they occurred naturally or at random.
How phasing and gating create nodal points of narrative opportunity.
How time intertwines with narrative structure to create a quad-helix.
Ability is one of the four bases of the DNA of the narrative genome.
Conjectures on practical story design based on the conjunction of crowd-sourced cultural preferences and narrative structure.
Narrative structure provides the genetic code for stories and is best visualized as a quad-helix.
A white paper written while we were working for the NRO using narrative projection for counter-terrorism.
Dramatica is a new theory of narrative structure and also a software product with a patented interactive narrative engine
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