Category Archives: The Story Mind

How stories and life relate

The Story Mind (Part 2) – A Tale is a Statement

Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica The Story Mind concept is interesting, but how would such a thing have come to be? After all, there was certainly never a convention where authors from all over … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part One) – Introducing the Story Mind

Excerpted from the Book “Dramatica Unplugged“ By Melanie Anne Phillips, Co-creator of Dramatica Prologue Dramatica is a theory of story structure and a method of developing stories. Since its debut in 1991, hundreds of thousands of writers have studied and applied Dramatica’s … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Story’s Mind?

As with people, your story’s mind has different aspects. These are represented in your Genre, Theme, Plot, and Characters. Genre is the overall personality of the Story Mind. Theme represents its troubled value standards. Plot describes the methods the Story … Continue reading

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Why a “Story Mind?”

The Story Mind concept is a way of visualizing story structure that sees every story as having a mind of its own and the characters within it as facets of that overall mind.  So, one character represents the Intellect of the … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Story’s Mind?

By Melanie Anne Phillips Stories have a mind of their own.  And as with people, your story’s mind has different facets. These are represented in your Genre, Theme, Plot, and Characters. Genre is the overall personality of the Story Mind. … Continue reading

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The Radical Story Mind

By Melanie Anne Phillips The central concept of the Dramatica theory of narrative structure is the existence of a Story Mind – essentially the notion that every story has its own psychology and its own personality, as if the story itself … Continue reading

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The “Influence Character” in a Nut Shell

Stories have a mind of their own, as if they were a person in their own right in which the structure is the story’s psychology and the storytelling is its personality. Characters, in addition to acting as real people,, also … Continue reading

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A Tale is a Statement

Part 2 of our 113 part video series on story structure Download this video, audio or view on our web site at http://storymind.com/page104.htm

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Introducing the Story Mind (video) – Part 1 of 113

Download this video, audio or view on our web site at http://storymind.com/page103.htm

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Writing Tip of the Day

Think of your story as having a mind of its own in which the characters are but facets.  This helps  you connect with your story as a living thing, rather than simply a structure.  

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