Discover the Secrets of Story Structure!

Discover the Secrets of Story Structure
for your overall story, characters & plot

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This downloadable three-hour 43 part audio program (mp3 format) is presented by Dramatica Theory co-creators Melanie Anne Phillips and Chris Huntley in their only published seminar as co-instructors. 

Volume One presents a whole new way of looking at and writing with story structure, including all the following topics: 

  • Part 1 – Introduction 
  • Part 2 – The Story Mind 
  • Part 3 – Story Perspectives 
  • Part 4 – The 12 Essential Questions 
  • Part 5 – The Obstacle Character 
  • Part 6 – James Bond & Character Change 
  • Part 7 – Character Growth 
  • Part 8 – Direction of Character Growth 
  • Part 9 – Is Your Main Character a Do-er or Be-er? 
  • Part 10 – What Is Your Main Character’s Mental Sex? 
  • Part 11 – Your Plot – Action or Decision? 
  • Part 12 – Your Plot – Time Lock or Option Lock? 
  • Part 13 – Your Plot – Success or Failure? 
  • Part 14 – Positioning Your Reader/Audience 
  • Part 15 – The Four “Classes” of Stories 
  • Part 16 – Your Story’s “Concern” and “Range” 
  • Part 17 – Curing Your Story’s Disease

Volume Two covers the structural side of characters from archetypes to complex operatives, including all the following topics:

  • Part 1 – Characters and the Story Mind 
  • Part 2 – Two Perspectives of Characters 
  • Part 3 – Four Points of View of Your Characters 
  • Part 4 – Your Protagonist Does Not Have to Be Your Main Character 
  • Part 5 – Should Your Main Character Change? 
  • Part 6 – Should Your Main Character Start or Stop? 
  • Part 7 – What is Your Main Character’s Approach? 
  • Part 8 – Defining Male and Female Mental Sex 
  • Part 9 – Archetypes – How the Dramatica Theory was Created 
  • Part 10 – Archetypes in Star Wars 
  • Part 11 – Internal and External Elements of Archetypes 
  • Part 12 – Writing with Four Dimensional Characters 
  • Part 13 – Complex Characters 
  • Part 14 – Objective and Subjective Characters

Volume Three reveals a whole new way of structuring your plot using signposts and journeys, including all the following topics:

  • Part 1 – What is Plot? 
  • Part 2 – Plot vs. StoryWeaving 
  • Part 3 – Justifications, Problems and Inequities 
  • Part 4 – Levels of Justification 
  • Part 5 – Characters and Their Justifications 
  • Part 6 – Fore Story, Back Story and Justification 
  • Part 7 – Character Growth and Plot 
  • Part 8 – Context, Bias and Story Structure 
  • Part 9 – Plot Progression: Signposts & Journeys 
  • Part 10 – Acts in Television Programs 
  • Part 11 – Pair Relationships in Plot 
  • Part 12 – The Elements of a Scene

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