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The System

Stories take place within distinct worlds that have specific characteristics. This can involve a social or cultural way ...

Family

Family is our home, it’s where we come from, and return to. Characters without a family, will go...

Virtual Worlds

Virtual worlds are computer generated environments where characters have defining experiences that either mirror or subvert expectations of ...

The Psychopathic Character

The psychopathic character is relentless, always in pursuit, ruthlessly able to manipulate and deceive. When the charm fails ...

The Perception of Reality

Illusion and reality, the story within the story, truth and lies — these are the basic challenges that a co...

Masks

The mask is a storytelling device that obscures a wearer’s identity, while highlighting his or her psychological pr...

The Post-Apocalyptic Story

In Five — the first post-apocalyptic Hollywood film — the characters rationalise their experience and ponder their future in a worl...

The Pointless Quest

The classical hero carried out his quest as a matter of honour, because it was his sacred duty. ...

Repetition in Storytelling

Repetition is boring. Right? So, it follows that repetition has to be the enemy of great storytelling — but th...