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Signposts & Journeys

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Plot Progression: Signposts & Journeys

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How to Structure Your Story’s Signposts

First let me define what signposts are in stories and then provide a few hints on how to structure them. Signposts are the markers that separate one act from another.  Think about any well structured story you’ve read or seen … Continue reading

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Relationship of Story Driver to Journeys

Recently, a writer asked about the relationship of the Story Driver to the three Journeys in every throughline.  Here’s my response: The Story Driver is one of the eight dynamic questions (the eight “essential” questions) that Dramatica asks, including Main … Continue reading

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The Dramatics of “Sweet Spots”

Got a new kitten two days ago. Vet said that it needed two vaccinations – Distemper and Leukemia. The used to give them two weeks apart so they wouldn’t interfere with each other. But, they discovered they also didn’t interfere … Continue reading

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Secrets of Story Structure – Free Online Audio Program

This four hour 43 part audio program is now available free! Just click on the links below to hear it all, or go to the Table of Contents  Volume One presents a whole new way of looking at and writing with … Continue reading

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Discover the Secrets of Story Structure!

Discover the Secrets of Story Structure for your overall story, characters & plot Click here for details or to order for just $9.95 This downloadable three-hour 43 part audio program (mp3 format) is presented by Dramatica Theory co-creators Melanie Anne … Continue reading

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Our Most Popular Articles on Writing of All Time

Just updated – your favorite articles on creative writing, story development, story structure and narrative science: Our Most Popular Articles on Writing of All Time Title Views The 8 Archetypal Characters 7,562 Dramatica Audio Program 2,303 Dramatica Theory Book 1,746 … Continue reading

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Narrative Dynamics (Part 2)

Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics The Narrative Circuit If you are familiar with deep Dramatica theory, you know that all the output of the Story Engine is not made available in the Dramatica software.  In fact, the Story Engine … Continue reading

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“Sweet Spots” in Time

Got a new kitten two days ago. Vet said that it needed two vaccinations – Distemper and Leukemia. The used to give them two weeks apart so they wouldn’t interfere with each other. But, they discovered they also didn’t interfere … Continue reading

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