Category Archives: Narrative Science

Of Men, Women, and Narrative

Not to be cryptic, but perhaps the answer you seek cannot be found from the wisest man because the answer is just beyond what men can see. It is also just beyond what women can see, but then it is … Continue reading

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What is Truth? (The Character’s Dilemma)

By Melanie Anne Phillips Characters reflect real people in a purified or idealized state.  And so, we can see in them qualities and traits that are hard to see within ourselves.  One of the most difficult challenges we face every … Continue reading

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Psychoanalyze Your Story

By Melanie Anne Phillips Does your story suffer from “Multiple Personality Disorder”? In psychology, Multiple Personality Disorder describes a person who has more than one complete personality. Typically, only one of those personalities will be active at any given time. … Continue reading

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Narrative & Politics

By Melanie Anne Phillips Narratives are constantly at work in the real world, in business, social movements, and politics. A good example of this is in the nomination and ultimate selection of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, as follows: There … Continue reading

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Narrative Structure and the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)

By Melanie Anne Phillips Narrative works in the real world as accurately and efficiently as it does in fiction.  Not surprising since fictional narrative is nothing more than our attempt to refine and understand how people are driven and how they … Continue reading

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Narrative in a Chaotic World

Even in a chaotic world, the Main Character – be it someone one is talking about or about ourselves as Main Character in our own real world lives – will either be striving to begin something that has not yet … Continue reading

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The Dramatica Table of Story Elements is a Model of the Mind

The Dramatica Table of Story Elements is really a model of the mind. Twisting and turning it represents the kinds of stress (and experience) we encounter in everyday life. Sometimes things get wound up as tight as they can – … Continue reading

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