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Beyond Dramatica – Introduction

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Narrative Media & The Individual

By Melanie Anne Phillips I was going through some old back-ups of my computer from many, many years ago and came across this lecture I had prepared for a meeting of psychiatrists involved in the psychological aspects of art and … Continue reading

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Robert McKee

A writer emailed me with the following comments: Your ideas make so much more sense than certain other writing teachers. For example, McKee.  I don’t see any logic to many of his statements.  He says things such as ‘imagine the … Continue reading

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Dramatica’s Plot Sequence Report – Deep Theory

  A Writer Asks: 1) In the plot sequence report, the variations by which the signposts are explored are shifted to a different domain. Is the same true for the variations (theme/sequences) explored in the journeys? The quick answer is: … Continue reading

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Mental Sex: The Truth About Cats & Dogs

 A Writer Comments… Hi Melanie— Appreciate the time you took clarifying Male & Female perceptions of time and space. Now, if you have time for another question… What is the difference between a female mental sex way of viewing the … Continue reading

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Dramaticapedia – The Number 64

It has been suggested that the fact there are 64 dramatic Elements in the Dramatica Theory of Story is mighty suspicious.  After all, that’s a real convenient number if you are going to be creating a software program, such as … Continue reading

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Dramaticapedia – “Ability”

What’s “Ability” have to do with story structure? If you look in Dramatica’s “Periodic Table of Story Elements” chart (you can download a free PDF of the chart at http://storymind.com/free-downloads/ddomain.pdf ) you’ll find the “ability” in one of the little squares.  … Continue reading

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Dramaticapedia: Audience Reach

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