By André van Haren.
The posts featured here are taken from the “Story and Myth” magazine, originally published from May 1996 to July 1997.
Despite the fact that this magazine doesn’t exist anymore and no new posts will be added, these articles remain a valuable resource. They enrich the StoryCraft New Edition software by highlighting various facets of the Jarvis Method, which forms the foundation of StoryCraft.
“Story and Myth” is dedicated to the exploration of the Jarvis Method for story structure and development. This method gained prominence through its implementation in the StoryCraft software product, designed for novelists and screenplay writers.
Some of the terminology has been changed since the publication of the StoryCraft software:
– In the articles, the 3 story Categories are Action, Character and Theme. In the StoryCraft software these are called Action, Character and Myth.
– In the articles, the term Plot Type is used to point to the 21 different story structures, in the StoryCraft software this is called Story Type.
– A couple of articles mention that users can send their work to this email address: email@example.com.
This was a service used during the time that these articles were published, but is no longer active.
John Cooke Jarvis, Jr., the author of The Jarvis Method and these articles, passed away at the age of 69 on March 14, 2009.
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