This 170 page book may be the single most insightful collection of
articles about the story development process you have ever encountered.
Each tip is a complete and detailed exploration of a unique
perspective that will enable you to find inspiration, develop characters
and plot, organize your time, and tell your tale with a passionate and
Written by Melanie Anne Phillips, creator of StoryWeaver story
development software and co-creator of Dramatica, these eye-opening
essays and lessons were penned over an eight year period and are
compiled here in book form for the first time!
Your money back if you don't find your both your abilities as a
writer and your writing experience greatly improved. (Just let us
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Partial Table of Contents:
Introduction to StoryWeaving
Be a Story Weaver - NOT a Story Mechanic!
Story Structure for Passionate Writers
Tricking the Muse: The Creativity Two-Step
Introducing the "Story Mind"
Why a Story Mind?
What’s In Your Story’s Mind?
Finding your "Creative Time"
Your Story As A Person
Beating Writers Block!
Pen, Pencil or Quill?
The Nonsense Technique for Beating Writers Block
The Writer’s Notebook
Writing from the Passionate Self
Throughlines (and how to use them!)
Work Stories vs. Dilemma Stories
Comparing Writing Software Paradigms
Slicing and Dicing
The Dramatica Theory
Origins of a Story
Blowing The Bubble
A Screenwriter’s Bag of Tricks
A Novelist’s Bag of Tricks
The 12 Essential Questions - "Resolve"
Writing from a Character’s Point of View
The Chemistry of Characters
Love Interests & the Dramatic Triangle
Psychoanalyze Your Story
To Change, or NOT to Change
Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex
Characters as Things
Antagonist vs. Obstacle Character
Character Development Tricks!
The Main Character
Fire Your Protagonist!
The Archetypal Characters: Protagonist and
Creating Characters from Scratch
Creating Characters from Plot
Characters - The Attributes of Age
The Hero Breaks Down
Character Arc 101
Male vs. Female Problem Solving
"Yes, but it is a PLOT?!"
Plot vs. Exposition
The "Collective" Goal
Four Essential Plot Points
Revealing Your Goal
Genre: Revealing Your Story’s Personality
"Genre - Act by Act
Avoiding the Genre Trap
Both Sides of the Thematic Argument
"Coming Apart At The Themes"