Category Archives: Dramatica Theory

Dramatica – Where’d the Idea Come From?

By Melanie Anne Phillips Here’s the “digest” version of the origins of Dramatica… Chris Huntley and I began our exploration of story structure in 1980. He and I had met a few years earlier while we were both attending the … Continue reading

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Dramatica and Natural Language A.I. Systems

By Melanie Anne Phillips Over the years, there has been considerable discussion as to whether Dramatica’s rather complex storyforming process could be operated by a natural language artificial intelligence system that could read a story and parse the text to … Continue reading

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Secrets of Story Structure #1 – Introduction

Secrets of Story Structure Part 1 – Course introduction Overview of the course and outline of its purpose. http://storymind.com/page407.htm

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Writing – Science or Magic?

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Don’t Try to Be Shakespeare…

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Does your story suffer from “Multiple Personality Disorder?”

Does your story suffer from “Multiple Personality Disorder?”   Find out in this short article that gets to the heart of your story’s identity.   Psychoanalyze Your Story!

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Does Dramatica Support Multiple Protagonists?

A writer recently asked, do the Dramatica software and theory support multiple protagonists (several people trying to achieve the goal for themselves)? First, the short answer is yes, Dramatica supports that. But there’s more. Here’s the long answer (bear with … Continue reading

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