Story Theory

How to Use the Dramatica Software

Posted on June 6, 2016

This short article will explain what Dramatica is all about and will also provide a step-by-step guide on how to use Dramatica to structure your story. Part One‚Ä®: What Dramatica Is All About 1.  What does Dramatica do for a...
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Introduction to Dramatica

Posted on June 6, 2016

What is Dramatica?  Dramatica is a theory of how story structure works that was developed 25 years ago and is implemented in a line of software products to help writers structure their stories. What makes Dramatica different from other...
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How I Use Dramatica

Posted on August 29, 2012

Dramatica has been a key resource for me in better understanding the elements of a good story, and is by far the most comprehensive tool I know of for taking apart what makes a successful screenplay or novel work. It goes miles beyond anything else...
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Dramatica’s Style & Substance

Posted on April 1, 1998

The buzz on film at the turn of the millennium-loud and clear-touts this time as artistically ingenious and financially flush. A collage of popular culture and mixed media, and utilization of up-to-the-nanosecond new technology has certainly...
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Breathing Life Into Your Appreciations

Posted on May 1, 1994

Your first look at a Storyform can be baffling. "This is my story?" you ask yourself, holding your Story Engine Settings report close to your face. "What have I done!?" Obviously, there is a long distance between having completed a Storyform and...
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What is Dramatica?

Posted on May 1, 1994

So, what exactly is Dramatica? Dramatica is a whole new theory of Story. Because it wasn't based on any pre-existing theories, much of what it has to say can sound pretty unfamiliar. Still, the amazing part is that with each new concept you learn,...
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