Chapter 1: Hidden, Revealed & Unknown
Chapter 2: The Beginning Is Not The Beginning
Chapter 3: Theme: The Conceptual War
Chapter 4: Three-Branch Reasons & Thematic Connections
Chapter 5: A Journey Of Mind: Logic, Despair, Clarity
Chapter 6: Structural Connection Points
Chapter 7: Twelve Core Elements
Chapter 8: The Theory of Subplot Relativity
Chapter 9: The Simple Story Timeline
Chapter 10: Characters As Cause
Chapter 11: Your Revealed Storytelling Potential
The truth about great storytelling is hidden in plain view for anyone to see, but nearly EVERY EXPERT ignores the most basic story construct. If you want to write GREAT STORIES, you must understand these three essential storytelling rules:
The most basic trait that every great story has in common is that they always have Two Converging Stories. In fact, the "premise" of great stories is created by this very convergence.
Nearly every story "expert" teaches that Theme creates the "message" of a story, this is horrible information that is just flat out wrong. In all great stories, Theme links the A-Story to the B-Story.
The linear graphs used by nearly every "expert" are flat & two dimensional graphs, based on only one storyline. Structure in all great stories follows a predictable pattern of multiple interwoven stories.