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The latest and greatest in story structure & narrative analysis

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Nine

Establishing the Storyform for the entire second season

Runtime: 1 hour, 5 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Eight

Diving into the ending of the second season

Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Seven

A brief respite and different perspective on conflict before the end

Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Six

Two episodes that send the narrative in a new direction

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Five

"Tern Haven" turns the Storyform of Season Two in a different direction

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Four

Finding a safe place for the "Safe Room" Storyform

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Three

Hunting for the Storyform for the "Hunting" Episode

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two, Part Two

Finding the Storyform of the first two episodes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession: Season Two

An in-depth look at the pilot episode of the second season

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One, Part Seven

Arriving at a group consensus of the meaning of Season One

Runtime: 52 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One, Part Six

The one storyform for the entire first season

Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One, Part Five

Finding completion with a final powerful storyform

Runtime: 1 hour, 19 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One, Part Four

The structure of the calm before the storm

Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One, Part Three

Establishing the midpoint of a season with a single storyform

Runtime: 1 hour, 16 minutes

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The Atomic Modalities of Story Structure

Bringing an appreciation of cycles to your next story

Runtime: 50 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One, Part Two

Entering the Second Act of a season

Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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Neither Confirm, Nor Deny: Blacklist Script Analysis

Developing the story structure of a Blacklist-quality screenplay

Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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Narrative Analysis of Succession - Season One

An in-depth and enlightening look at this masterpiece of television

Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes

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The Problem with Avoiding a Solution

A comprehensive understanding of story structure reveals the intimate details of the scene

Runtime: 53 minutes

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Sneak Preview of Scene Resolution

A comprehensive understanding of story structure reveals the intimate details of the scene

Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes

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Chang Can Dunk: Blacklist Script Analysis

Appreciating the brick shot

Runtime: 1 hour, 7 minutes

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The Thinking Behind the Premise Builder

The concepts behind the ultimate tool for establishing meaning

Runtime: 47 minutes

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The Key Differences Between Subtxt and Dramatica

Minor adjustments that take giant leaps forward

Runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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The Quickest Way to Find the Premise of Your Story

Think a better story super quick

Runtime: 1 hour, 5 minutes

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Headhunter: Blacklist Script Analysis

How to fix the ending of an almost screenplay

Runtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes

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The Key Components of a Holistic Premise

Getting to know the complexities within a meaningful Premise

Runtime: 58 minutes

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Finding the Right Storyform for your Story, Quick

Developing an intuitive sense of story structure

Runtime: 1 hour

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Writing a Story with Holistic Story Structure

Appreicating the importance of time before space

Runtime: 54 minutes

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A Re-analysis of Hitchcock's Rear Window

Building a more comprehensive understanding of narrative structure

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Keeping Complex Story Structure Simple

How to focus in on the important parts of the Dramatica theory of story

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Explaining the Holistic Mindset Behind Narrative Structure

What it looks like to structure a story around character

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Defining the Protagonist and Antagonist of a Story

Looking towards Goal and Consequence to establish narrative drive

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Building a Great Story from the Ground-Up

Leveraging Subtxt to find an outline from a premise

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On Conflict, Context and Justification

Clearing up the difference and relationships between all three concepts of story

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Back to Basics When Writing Justifications

Returning to the fundamentals of conflict

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Building Conflict and Understanding Stories of Virtue

An exploration of narrative conflict and what it means to end a story in failure

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Defining the Source of Conflict in a Throughline

A way to focus your writing on what counts

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Conflict Corner: Designing Compelling Scenes

A mini-workshop illustrating how to create conflict from subtext

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The Story Structure of I'm Thinking of Ending Things

The intentions of the Author set the narrative template

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Back to Basics: Structuring a Short Story

Separating the objecive plot from subjective emotional concerns

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Focusing on the Four Throughlines of Your Story

Getting back to basics to make your story stronger

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Illustrating the Past as a Source of Conflict

Moving beyond the Mad-libs approach to Dramatica

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Hands-on: Using the Premise Builder to Create a Story

A walkthrough of Subtext's innovative contribution to story structure

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Dramatica Script Analysis of The Laborer

What to do with stories that are almost good

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Rewriting Weak Scenes

Maximizing narrative conflict by connecting to structure

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Writing Great Endings to Your Scenes

Using Dramatica and Subtxt to turn your story in a different direction

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Script Analysis of The Traveler

A great start in need of some development

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How Objective Story Characters Relate to Your Story

Understanding the impact a Premise plays on character interactions

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Introducing the Story Continuum

A brand new look at an age-old concept

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Script Analysis of Don't Worry, Darling

A Psychological Thriller that isn't psychological

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How to Write a Story about Gaslighting

When psychological manipulation weaves its way into story structure

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Exploring the Vertical Quad in Dramatica

Appreciating the hidden code behind character and plot

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Defining the Holistic Side of Static Storypoints

Where the static is dynamic

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Dramatica Script Analysis of The Process

Using narrative theory to unravel compelling storytelling

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The Different Paths to Justification

Understanding the role Mindset plays in the creation of blind spots.

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Unearthing Sincere Subtxt in Your Story

Charting justifications to fuel narrative drive

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Constructing Sources of Confict

Where to begin when you're not sure how to end things

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Dramatica Script Analysis of Field of View

Deep insight into this top-performer from the Blacklist 2019

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Constructing Complete Scenes with InstantScenes

Using Subtxt to develop strong and compelling scenes in your story

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Understanding the Holistic Appreciations of Story Structure

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Jumpstart Your Writing with InstantScenes

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An Introduction to Using Subtxt to Write Stories

Learn what awaits inside

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Script Analysis of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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The Holistic Mindset's Aversion to Judgment

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From Subtxt to Treatment

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Weaving the Storybeats of Your Fourth Act

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JoJo Rabbit and the Blacklist Script Analysis of Move On

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Weaving the Storybeats of your Third Act

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Weaving the Storybeats of your Second Act

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Weaving the Storybeats of your First Act

Crafting a story from story theory

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Kinfolk: Blacklist Script Analysis

Strategies for improving a screenplay by intent

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Developing the Protagonist and Antagonist of a Story

Tying archetypes together through thematic intent

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Weaving the Objective Story Throughline

Bringing it all together in service of a great story

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Building a Premise and the Personality Quad

Kicking off 2020 with a look at what is on the way

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The Impact of the Influence Character on the Main Character

How to weave the two Throughlines together

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The Severity of a Personal Tragedy

Understanding the bitter part of bittersweet

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King Richard: Script Analysis

Crafting real world events into a meaningful story.

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The Feeling of a Genre

How to tune your intuition to different narrative structures.

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Signposts and Story Drivers in a Holistic Story

An explosion of creativity moves the Dramatica theory of story forward.

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Numbers and Words: Dramatica Analysis

Filling in the blanks of a moving character study.

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Developing the Main Character Throughline

Finding a way in to your story through a personal perspective

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Building Your First Act

Moving from one perspective to the next

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Building the Objective Story Throughline of Your Story

Ending with the beginning

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Writing with Dramatica is Re-writing

What to do when your Storyform keeps changing

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Dramatica Script Analysis of Beside Ourselves

Impressing the Academy with impressive story structure

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A Dramatica Understanding of Scene Structure

Connecting the micro with the macro

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Developing a Relationship Story Throughline (Part 5)

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Developing a Relationship Story Throughline (Part 4)

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Dramatica Script Analysis of Don't Go In The Water

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Developing a Relationship Story Throughline (Part 3)

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How to Develop a Relationship Story Throughline (Part 2)

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How to Develop a Relationship Story Throughline (Part 1)

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The Premise and How It Drives the Structure of a Story

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Dramatica Script Analysis of 73 Seconds

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Introducing the Premise Builder in Subtext

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The Steadfast Holistic Premise

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Justification within the Relationship Story Throughline

Understanding the emotional baggage within a relationship.

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Wanderlust: Season One Dramatica Analysis

Filling in the blanks of a moving character study.

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Searching: A Narrative Analysis

The story behind the film

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A Walkthrough of Subtxt -- The Story Structure App for Creative Geniuses

An overview of the thinking behind many of Subtext's core principles

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The Writers Room: Season One, Episode One

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