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Melanie Anne Phillips

Creator of StoryWeaver, Co-creator of Dramatica, and webmaster of Storymind Guru.

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StoryWeaver and Dramatica

Two of the products I’ve designed and co-designed for writers.

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Storymind Guru offers three kinds of help to improve your story and your writing.

Free Articles

Over the last twenty-five years I’ve written hundreds of articles about all aspects of story structure and storytelling.  Included are practical guides to story development techniques, tips and tricks to make your story more compelling, and explorations into what narrative really is and how it works both in fiction and in the real world.  Explore the articles…

Free Videos

I’ve recorded most of my seminars over the years and have also created many additional videos and audio programs to teach story structure and story development.  As time allows, I am converting them to streaming media and making them available here at no cost, just to share what I’ve learned about narrative before I just fade away…  Explore the videos…

Not-so-free Tools

Along the way I’ve developed a growing number of tools for writers, ranging from StoryWeaver step-by-step story development software to Dramatica (the world’s only story development software with a patented Story Engine).  Check ‘em all out at my online store for writers.  Explore the store…


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