Dramaticapedia is a free web site about narrative structure and storytelling for writers, sociologists, psychologists and anyone interested in how stories work and how to best employ them both in fiction and in the real world.

Here you will find thousands of articles, hours of streaming video and audio, and scores of downloads, all based on the Dramatica theory of story.

Use the menu bar listings for organized collections of material and browse the category listings in the side bar for the most recent entries in a variety of topics.

I hope you find this writer’s resource both intriguing and inspiring.

Melanie Anne Phillips ~ Creator Dramaticapedia,
Creator StoryWeaver, Co-creator Dramatica

StoryWeaver for Windows and Macintosh – $29.95

Our Bestseller!  A step by step approach to story development, from concept to completed story for your novel or screenplay.  More than 200 interactive Story Cards guide you through the entire process.  (Details)


Dramatica Pro for Windows – $99.95

The most powerful story structuring software available, Dramatica is driven by a patented “Story Engine” that cross-references your dramatic choices to ensure a perfect structure.  (Details)



Dramatica Story Expert for Macintosh – $119.95

NEW!  The next generation of Dramatica software is now available for Macintosh!  All new interface, and including many new tools for practical story development.  (Details)



Movie Magic Screenwriter–  $149.95

The most advanced screenwriting software available, Movie Magic is deemed a “preferred file format” by the Writer’s Guild.  An industry standard, MMS is used by professionals and studios around the world. (Details)



Throughline – Interactive Index Cards – $9.95

Interactive index cards – Name them, add notes, titles, colors, click and drag to re-arrange, adjust font, save, export and print. An essential tool for every writer. (Details)