Category Archives: Definitions

Writing – Science or Magic?

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Don’t Try to Be Shakespeare…

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Does your story suffer from “Multiple Personality Disorder?”

Does your story suffer from “Multiple Personality Disorder?”   Find out in this short article that gets to the heart of your story’s identity.   Psychoanalyze Your Story!

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Does Dramatica Support Multiple Protagonists?

A writer recently asked, do the Dramatica software and theory support multiple protagonists (several people trying to achieve the goal for themselves)? First, the short answer is yes, Dramatica supports that. But there’s more. Here’s the long answer (bear with … Continue reading

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Exactly what ARE the Protagonist and Antagonist?

Exactly what ARE the Protagonist and Antagonist?

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The 8 Character Archetypes

All about the 8 Essential Archetypal Characters…

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Have your characters write their own life stories

Have your characters write their own life stories For your characters to be compelling, your readers will need to think of them as real people, not just dramatic functionaries or collections of traits. To help make this happen, have each … Continue reading

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Avoid the Genre Trap

Too many beginning writers see genres as checklists of elements and progressions they must touch, like checkpoints in a race. But a genre is not a box in which to write. It is a grab bag from which to pull … Continue reading

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Our New Storymind.com Web Site

After years of the same old design, we’re finally upgrading the look and feel of our parent web site, Storymind.com. Check it out: Storymind.com Tell us what you think (both the good and the bad!) We’ll be adding more products … Continue reading

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Character Purposes

A writer recently asked me the following question about feedback he received from the Dramatica software which suggested his character’s Purposes should be Knowledge and Actuality: He wrote: I don’t understand what Dramatica means by a character’s Purpose. Purpose in … Continue reading

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