Category Archives: Dramatica Software

Questions About Dramatica Story Expert

A writer recently asked these questions about Dramatica Story Expert: 1) Will the Dramatica Unplugged video program work for Dramatica Story Expert, as well as for Dramatica Pro – or is there another course I should pursue for DSE? Dramatica … Continue reading

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The New Dramatica for Macintosh is Finally Here!

Ten years in development since the release of Dramatica Pro 4 comes the next generation of story structuring and story development software for Macintosh: Dramatica Story Expert! Built around the same patented Story Engine, Dramatica Story Expert is bursting with … Continue reading

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Using Dramatica Example Stories

Dramatica Pro ships with 68 complete example stories ranging from “Hamlet” to “Star Wars” and including books, movies, teleplays and stage plays. Each of the Dramatica Story Example files loads up in Dramatica as if you had written it in … Continue reading

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Male vs. Female Problem Solving

All too often in stories, relationships and interchanges between characters of different sexes come off stilted, unbelievable, or contrived. In fact, since the author is writing from the perspective of only one of the two sexes, characters of the opposite … Continue reading

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If Dramatica’s Options Aren’t What I Want, What Then?

A new Dramatica user recently emailed to say she was stymied when she reached a point in the storyforming procedure and the options she wanted for a particular story point were grayed out and not available, even though she was … Continue reading

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Using Dramatica for a How-To Book

A Dramatica user recently asked: I bought your Dramatica Pro software a couple of weeks ago and am finding it difficult to figure out how to use it for writing a how-to type of book. I’ve developed a few imaginary … Continue reading

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Questions About Dramatica’s Features

A teacher of writers recently asked: Does Dramatica include a database structure for building character files? Too me it seems this would be an important story building concept that a computer could offer with great advantage; the ability to collect … Continue reading

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A Bug in Writer’s DreamKit? (Say it ain’t so!)

A Dramatica Writer’s DreamKit user recently contacted me to say that she had encountered a bug in the software.  First, when she created a character and assigned it a role as a particular archetype (such as Reason), and then reassigned … Continue reading

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Enough Theory! How Does Dramatica Work on Real Stories?

From a Dramaticapedia reader: Your blogs seem to be always in the abstract. Let’s see something about a successful story in the real world.    I would love to see a Dramatica setup for real stories that have been successful. My … Continue reading

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Does Dramatica Edit Your Story?

A writer asks: Does Dramatica software edit and give better solutions for certain parts of a story as a editor may do? My reply: Dramatica doesn’t read or process what you write in it. Rather, it asks a series of … Continue reading

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