Category Archives: The Dynamic Model

Half-life of the Narrative Difference Engine

This morning/s thoughts on narrative: 1. In the real world, narratives exist in the caustic solution of society. They either continually replenish themselves or dissolve into a sea of memes. 2. Narrative structure operates as a difference engine, but one … Continue reading

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Narrative Dynamics (Part 4)

Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics The Dramatica Model In this book, 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, … Continue reading

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Narrative Dynamics (Part 3)

Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics Transmutation of Narrative Particles and Waves In this second article in the Dynamic Model series, I’m going to explore really intriguing problem – how particles can be transmuted into waves and vice versa, in … Continue reading

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Narrative Dynamics (Part 1)

Excerpted from the book, Narrative Dynamics by Melanie Anne Phillips Introduction When Chris Huntley and I originally developed the Dramatica Theory of Story back in the early 1990s, we opted to implement our model of narrative as a structure, driven … Continue reading

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Narrative Dynamics 7 – Dynamics Quads

The last couple of days I’ve been thinking about what elements would be in quads of dynamics.  In the current Dramatica structural model, dynamics are only in pairs, such as Timelock and Optionlock.  So, if these two items were in … Continue reading

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More Notes on the Dynamic Model of Narrative Psychology

Here’s a scan of another page of notes from my ongoing development of a model of narrative psychology based on the Dramatica theory of story structure.

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