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Category Archives: Definitions
One way to improve your writing is to look at a good story and learn from it. Another way it to see what’s wrong with a bad story and think about how to fix it. But you seldom see writers … Continue reading
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!
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
Exactly what ARE the Protagonist and Antagonist?
All about the 8 Essential Archetypal Characters…
Have your characters write their own life stories For your characters to be compelling, your readers will need to think of them as real people, not just dramatic functionaries or collections of traits. To help make this happen, have each … Continue reading
Too many beginning writers see genres as checklists of elements and progressions they must touch, like checkpoints in a race. But a genre is not a box in which to write. It is a grab bag from which to pull … Continue reading