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From the founder of Storymind

Man Made follows a mysterious force as it sweeps around the globe erasing anything man made - from buildings, vehicles, and technology to medicines, clothing, and dental work.

Governments stagger under the panic, religions are at a loss for an explanation, scientists strive for any means to stop or divert the phenomenon, and the world’s population from families to individuals struggle to prepare for The Event, which will drive humanity back beyond the stone age.

The Event is coming.

Are you prepared?

Copyright Melanie Anne Phillips


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Introduction to Structure

1. Introduction and Seminar Outline

2. Structure vs. Storytelling

3. Eight Aspects of Story Structure and Storytelling

4. The Difference Between Structure and Storytelling

5. “Scrooged” and Structure Failure

6. Origins of the Story Mind Concept

7. The Story Mind

8. Tales vs. Stories

9. The Four Story Perspectives

10. Non-structural Story Forms

11. Introduction to Heroes

12. Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird

13. Deconstructing Heroes and Villains

The concepts and techniques described in this program
are incorporated in Dramatica Story Structure Software

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This nearly two-hour free video program is excerpted from a two-day seminar presented by Dramatica Theory co-creator Melanie Anne Phillips.

Program One is an overview of the key elements of story structure and how they work together to create the dramatic foundation of stories.