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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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Early Dramatica Development Drawing of Quad Concept

For you theory groupies, here’s a drawing I did back in 1991 or so to help Chris and myself get a better understanding of what quads really were and how they related to one another in a fractal manner.

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Dramatica – How We Did It! (Part One)

As I approach my sixtieth birthday, I imagine the time is ripe to resolve some of the questions I’ve been getting in regard to the origin and development of the Dramatica Theory of Story and its principal concepts and implementations. … Continue reading

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Dramatica – Where’d the Idea Come From?

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 University of Southern California and both making short films. I had left school … Continue reading

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Why Dramatica Works – Part 1

Over the past twenty years I have written innumerable articles and recorded over one hundred hours of video explaining what the Dramatica is , how to use it and even how it works, but I have never made a concerted … Continue reading

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Dramatica – Why it Works (Part 1)

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Dramatica – Where’d The Idea Come From?

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 University of Southern California and both making short films. I had left school … Continue reading

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