Scientific American Style Article on Dramatica

Back in 1993 Chris Huntley and I already written our book, Dramatica: A New Theory of Story, but felt that as we had no scientific credentials, perhaps we should prepare a concise “white paper” article describing the key concepts of Dramatica in a style similar to that of Scientific American magazine.

You can see the result in this PDF of the article.

As per usual, I did pretty much all of the writing, Chris did all the editing and all the artwork and it was all based on the theory concepts we had developed together.

In the thirty years that followed, we’ve seen nothing to invalidate any of these notions, though we have learned better ways to explain them, and also more about the implications and applications of what this article contains.