Category Archives: Storyweaving Tips

How “StoryWeaver” Came to Be

When Chris Huntley and I created the Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure back in the early 90’s, we originally envisioned it as the end-all of story models – the one single paradigm that explained it all. In fact, it was – … Continue reading

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Give each character a personal goal

Personal Goals are the motivating reasons your characters care about and/or participate in the effort to achieve or prevent the overall goal. In other words, they see the main story goal as a means to an end, not as an … Continue reading

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Revealing Your Story’s Personality

Your story’s genre is its overall personality. As with the people that you meet, first impressions are very important. In act one, you introduce your story to your reader/audience. The selection of elements you choose to initially employ will set … Continue reading

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Be a Story Weaver (Part 3)

Excerpted from the book, Be a Story Weaver – NOT a Story Mechanic! Story Structure for Passionate Writers We all know that a story needs a sound structure. But no one reads a book or goes to a movie to … Continue reading

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Be a Story Weaver (Part 2)

Excerpted from the book, Be a Story Weaver – NOT a Story Mechanic! Writing from the Passionate Self Who are you, really? Do you even know? Or do you just think you know? At the center of our beings, at … Continue reading

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Be a Story Weaver (Part 1)

Excerpted from the book, Be a Story Weaver – NOT a Story Mechanic! Too many writers fall into the trap of making Structure their Story God. There’s no denying that structure is important, but paying too much attention to structure … Continue reading

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Storyweaving Tip #1 – Jot it Down!

This is the first in a series of articles on Storyweaving techniques. Storyweaving is a method of moving your story ideas from concept to completion, step by step. Step One: Jot it down! For many writers, an incredible number of … Continue reading

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