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Can You Skip Questions in Dramatica?

  A Writer Asks… Can you skip over some of the story encoding questions to answer one’s further down the list that you know or at least understand? Also, do you have to answer all the story encoding questions, or … Continue reading

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Where to Start: Story Engine, Theme Browser or Query System?

Many people are confused about where to go in the Dramatica software to create a story. There are a number of choices from the Main Desktop, but which one should be used FIRST? Actually, it’s just a matter of personal … Continue reading

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What is the Best Way for a New User to Approach Dramatica?

First and foremost, Dramatica is a theory of story. The software serves to implement aspects of the theory in a handy and practical manner. Personally, I feel that a writer using Dramatica solely to create a blueprint for a story … Continue reading

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About Dramatica’s Learning Curve….

  A Writer Asks… I’m finishing up a review of Dramatica Pro and had a quick question I was hoping you could answer for me: What words of wisdom would you have for writers who want to use Dramatica Pro, … Continue reading

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Dramatica for Structural vs. Intuitive Writers

There are structuralist writers and intuitive writers. The Dramatica software can be used by both, but in a completely different way. The software almost insists that you storyform first, then encode. This is fine for a structuralist who wants to … Continue reading

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The Creative Way to Use Dramatica

Many people get discouraged when they first try to create a story structure in Dramatica. This is because the software directs you to work out your structure first, THEN develop it into a real story. But there is a MUCH … Continue reading

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Dramatica Software: Assigning Character Elements

 This is in response to a Dramatica user who wondered whether he needed to assign all 64 character elements in the “Build Characters” area in Dramatica Pro software to his characters or if the story might not suffer if he … Continue reading

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