Category Archives: Dramatica

Dramatica – Where’d the Idea Come From?

By Melanie Anne Phillips Here’s the “digest” version of the origins of Dramatica… Chris Huntley and I began our exploration of story structure in 1980. He and I had met a few years earlier while we were both attending the … Continue reading

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Dramatica and Natural Language A.I. Systems

By Melanie Anne Phillips Over the years, there has been considerable discussion as to whether Dramatica’s rather complex storyforming process could be operated by a natural language artificial intelligence system that could read a story and parse the text to … Continue reading

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Secrets of Story Structure #1 – Introduction

Secrets of Story Structure Part 1 – Course introduction Overview of the course and outline of its purpose. http://storymind.com/page407.htm

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Introducing the Story Mind (Revisited)

Here’s a flashback video from 1999 – the very first comprehensive video recorded explanation about the Dramatica theory!  Check out my retrospective notes below the video (only one channel of sound – what can I say, it was 1999): Okay, … Continue reading

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Creating Characters with Dramatica Writing Software

Dramatica Story Development Software has many powerful tools for creating and developing characters.  This video clip provides an introduction to all of them. Not only will this help you if you use Dramatica, but even if you don’t the concepts … Continue reading

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Your Main Character – Do Be Do Be Do

EXPLANATION:  Some of the characters you create as an author will be Do-ers who try to accomplish their purposes through activities (by doing things).  Other characters are Be-ers who try to accomplish their purposes by working it out internally (by … Continue reading

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The Primary Colors of Story Structure

The primary colors enable you to create the whole range of shading and tonalities you are trying to achieve in a picture. Similarly, the primary colors of story structure enable you to create the specific mood and experience you are … Continue reading

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