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The 28 Magic Scenes – Part Three

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The 28 “Magic” Scenes – Part 2

In this class, we extend the concepts of what dramatic elements the 28 magic scenes should contain for your plot by exploring how we can mix-up the order in which these elements are revealed in order to create a more … Continue reading

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The 28 “Magic” Scenes – Part 1

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Do Stories Have 28 or 24 Scenes?

In the Dramatica Theory Book, we lay out a method of story development that results in 28 scenes, each with a component of Character, Plot and Theme.  We also describe a 24 scene perspective of story structure.  Recently, a Dramatica … Continue reading

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Character Development and the 28 “Magic” Scenes

A Dramatica user recently asked a couple of questions about developing characters other than the Main and Impact (Obstacle) and also about Dramatica’s reference to “28 magic scenes” in one place and 24 scenes in another.   Here’s my reply … Continue reading

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StoryWeaving, Space & Time

By now, you should be familiar with the concept that part of a story’s structure is made up of Static Appreciations and part consists of Progressive Appreciations. It is here in Storyweaving that we must find a way to blend … Continue reading

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The 28 “Magic” Scenes (Part 1)

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