an assessment of how things ended up
Usually this is as simple as asking, Do the good guys win or lose? But sometimes you can run into narratives where the "bad guys" actually function as the Protagonist, in which case a
Success Outcome would feature the bad guys winning. Confusing? Here's an easier way. Did the efforts to reach the Story Goal end in
Failure? Answer that and you will know the Story Outcome.
Support now exists for writers looking to strengthen their story's thematic argument.
The path through narrative begins on one side of the internal/external fence and ends on the other.
Wrapping up our series on Audience Appreciations, we elevate our understanding of narrative and begin to see it as a complex web of relationships.
By understanding the structural and dynamic appreciations of narrative, the storytellers of today can be masters of their own destinies.
Create a framework of narrative around the events in your life and transform the inconsequential into something truly meaningful.
Turning the events of our lives into meaningful narrative requires an understanding of how our minds operate.
Is the dilemma facing the Main Character real?
It can be misleading to suggest that Bond works against a successful resolution.
Sometimes, the efforts to resolve a situation would only make matters worse.
Peaceful resolutions come in many different ways, regardless of how reprehensible.
The combination of a successful outcome with an unresolved emotional state creates this bittersweet narrative.
The combination of a failed outcome with a sense of peace creates this bittersweet narrative.
Mix the failure to achieve the Story Goal with the Main Character overcome by their own personal angst and you have all the makings of a Tragedy.
Combine the results of the efforts to achieve the Story Goal with an emotional assesment of that outcome and you have yourself a meaningful ending.
Most story paradigms emphasize the amount of time spent on an Act over the more important order in which the Acts appear.
A simple way to look at the theory's eight essential dynamic story points of narrative.
We wrap up our exploration of the Audience Appreciations found in Dramatica by discovering the true nature of the purpose of narrative.
What's more exciting...Narrative First hiring its first employees, or a real world example of the Dramatica theory of story actually predicting the future?! You decide...
Following up last week's conversation regarding what it takes to transform real life into an actual story, we now take time out to cover the first steps you want to take when building that narrative.
A collection of clips showing the different meaningful endings an Author can portray simply by combining how things turned out with how they feel about how things turned out.
Every single scene leads up to that one and only ending.
When one is creating a story, one must consider how it all comes out. This will not just be a description of the situation but also of what potentials remain and how they have changed over the course of the story. Often, an author may wish to show the Outcome of a dramatic movement at the beginning or middle rather than the end. In this way the audience will focus more on how that eventuality came to be rather than trying to figure out what is going to happen.