How do you go from working with Dramatica to actually writing?

I've done all up to the storyweaving and I can't seem to go any further. My problem is trying to blend all of the misc'l into the story. Another problem I'm not clear on is this: Once you've woven the story and numbered the scenes, do you write the story in that order? Ex: if the first scene has an Objective Signpost or Journey, do you write that scene from the "objective" POV? And if the next is Main Character is that the POV from the Main Character? I know you referred to them in the text as individual cameras. Am I to understand then that you cut the story in that manner: Objective, Main, Relationship, etc.

The order in which events REALLY happen in your story (1-2-3-4, etc.) is the Plot of your story. How you choose to illustrate each of the plot points is the storyencoding of the plot. This is different than REAL storyweaving. Since there are multiple things happening simultaneously in your story, and since you cannot tell them ALL AT ONCE, you must weave the pieces together. You can do a simple weave that attempts to present the information in chronological order by presenting all of the "1"s and then the "2"s, etc. (simple but less interesting to a sophisticated audience). OR, you can choose to mix things up a bit by withholding information, misleading the audience, or presenting information out of sequence. This forces the audience to reconstruct the linearity of the story and frequently makes the audience "experience" more interesting.

My suggestion at this point would be to put your Dramatica work away (or at least to the side) and write a "sketchy" version of the story in the fashion YOU would like to tell it. Consider what you want to emphasize, or de-emphasize, what is most important for the audience to know up front, and what you want to withhold for a while in order to tantalize or surprise them.

After you have done this little bit of freefall, go back over your Dramatica notes and determining what "pieces" you neglected to put in your story and pick where you want them to be introduced and/or explored. That should get you well into the writing process. From there, it's principally a matter of TELLING your story. Remember, you have LOTS of stuff with which to work -- Characters (Subjective AND Objective), Plot (4 throughlines PLUS Static Plot Appreciations like Goal, etc.), Theme (four thematic conflicts, one for each throughline), and genre issues to flavor the entire mix (Entertainment, Comedy, Drama, and Information as different modes of expression).

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