Category Archives: How Dramatica Works

Beyond Dramatica – The “Dramatic Circuit”

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Nonlinear Shakespeare

The following  excerpt is taken from The Dramatica Class Transcripts Dramatica : Got some questions on the software or theory? Veeduber : Many, but not yet confident enough to state a defensible position. I did conduct an interesting experiment with … Continue reading

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Sine, Cosine & Dramatica

Jeff writes: My little finger keeps telling me that sine, cosine, tangent, and cotangent has something to do with the conceptualization of the story mind at some level—possibly explaining the crossovers between Spacial and Temporal, or quad relationships. Melanie? Chris? … Continue reading

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Why Dramatica Keeps Harping on Problem Solving

  A Writer Asks… Problem Solving, Problem Solving……..and..more……..problem solving. I know how if fits into Dramatica………. but I also know of a very well intelligent, published author who teaches individuals and organizations how to create what they want and the … Continue reading

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The Preconscious

Here’s my response to comments from a writer (Tom) regarding the nature of Dramatica story element called the Preconscious. Tom’soriginal comments are quoted in the body of the article as appropriate. I knew going into this that explaining the math … Continue reading

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Dramatica’s Terminology is Too Obscure!

  A Writer Comments… Dramatica’s terminology is too obscure and inaccessible to most writers. Since the differences between such terms as “Conceiving” and “Conceptualizing”, “Preconscious” and “Subconscious”, or “Mind” and “Psychology” is paper thin anyway, can’t you come up with … Continue reading

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Dramatica’s New Language of Story

As co-creator of the Dramatica theory, I’d like to clarify a few things about Dramatica’s “new language” of story. First of all, Dramatica asks you questions like: “By the end of your story, has your Main Character CHANGED or REMAINED … Continue reading

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Z Patterns in the Dramatica Structure

In a recent message I described how the Dramatica structure gets “twisted up” like a Rubik’s cube to throw the Variations out of alignment in a way that represents how a human mind develops a warped view of reality based … Continue reading

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How Scenes Relate to Dramatica’s Story Elements

  How does the construction of scenes relate to Dramatica’s story elements? The concept is that a complete “scene” in structural terms is a “complete dramatic movement.” In other words, there must be a Potential, Resistance, Current, and Outcome (or … Continue reading

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Dramatica Structure: Elements & Variations

Here’s some info on the arrangements of Elements and Variations. The name, “Elements” gives a clue that it is referring to the basic “particles” of the drama. Therefore, Elements can be said to be an appreciation of a story when … Continue reading

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