Category Archives: The Story Mind

How stories and life relate

The Authorless Narrative

Not every narrative has an author. Just as art may be in the eye of the beholder, the existence of a narrative may be in the eye of the observer. We are all pattern makers. This is evident in everything … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 14) – Conclusion & Summary

Excerpted from Dramatica Unplugged: The Story Mind In summary, then, in our own minds we have a sense of who we are. In stories, that “sense of self”, essentially the identity or ego of the story, is represented by the Main … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 13) – Story Perspective

Excerpted from Dramatica Unplugged: The Story Mind Now that we’re familiar with some of the elements of structure with a nod toward storytelling techniques, it might be a good time to consider how we might create and maximize the meaning of … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 12) – Bad Story Structure is No Joke

Excerpted from Dramatica Unplugged: The Story Mind We’ve been focusing on structure for a while now, so let’s take a quick breather and consider storytelling for a moment. You probably know someone who can take a bad joke and tell it … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 11) – The Four Throughlines Part Two

Excerpted from Dramatica Unplugged: The Story Mind Imagine our Main Character soldier making his way across the field of battle. Suddenly, through the smoke of dramatic explosions he spies a murky figure standing right in his path. In this fog … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 10) – The Four Throughlines Part One

Excerpt from the book, Dramatica Unplugged: The Story Mind The structure of a story, then, is the psychology of a single mind made tangible. For the story to be sound and ring true, the psychology must be complete and valid. … Continue reading

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The Story Mind (Part 9) – The Story Mind Revisited

Excerpted from the book Dramatica Unplugged: The Storymind So what, exactly, is the Story Mind made of? Dramatica says that “Every complete story is an analogy to a single mind trying to deal with an inequity.” Now that’s very scientific, … Continue reading

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