Category Archives: Beyond Dramatica

What Is Dramatica’s Quad?

By Melanie Anne Phillips Here are some clues for all you Dramatica theory hounds… Strong, Weak, Electromagnetic, Gravity Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma Mass, Energy, Space, Time Universe, Physics, Mind, Psychology Knowledge, Thought, Ability, Desire Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb The same … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica | Comments Off on What Is Dramatica’s Quad?

Dramatica Structure “Super” Classes

For you Dramatica Theory Hounds, here are a couple of cryptic illustrations I jotted down as part of the ongoing extension of the Dramatica theory. What do they mean? They are all part of an attempt to more thoughoughly define … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica, Story Dynamics | Comments Off on Dramatica Structure “Super” Classes

A Method for Locating Personality Types in the General Population

Introduction: Subject matter alone will not indicate personality type,  as many different kinds of people are interested in the same things and have similar habits.  Narrative psychology alone will not indicate personality type, as any two psychologically identical people may … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica | Comments Off on A Method for Locating Personality Types in the General Population

Birth of a Story Mind

For those of you familiar with Dramatica, you know the term “storyform” means a complete narrative structure – the logical framework that makes a story make sense. But where do storyforms come from?  How do they begin, how do they … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica, Narrative Science, The Story Mind | Comments Off on Birth of a Story Mind

Narrative Dynamics 4 – The Interface Conundrum

Unlike my usual articles, this piece is not intended to document an existing part of the Dramatica theory nor to reveal a part newly developed.  Rather, I will be sharing my speculations on a life-long thought problem of mine and, … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica, Narrative Science | Comments Off on Narrative Dynamics 4 – The Interface Conundrum

Narrative Dynamics 3 – The Dramatica Model

In this series of articles, I’m documenting the development of a whole new side of the Dramatica theory – story dynamics. Dramatica is a model of story structure, but unlike any previous model, the structure is flexible like a Rubik’s … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica | Comments Off on Narrative Dynamics 3 – The Dramatica Model

Predicting Human Behavior

Predicting Human Behavior By Melanie Anne Phillips Co-creator, Dramatica Theory Human behavior cannot be predicted by observation alone.  No matter how deep the statistical database, no matter how sophisticated the algorithms, accuracy derived from observation falls short because it is … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond Dramatica | Comments Off on Predicting Human Behavior