A step by
step approach to story development, from concept to completed story for
your novel or screenplay. More than 200 interactive Story Cards guide
you through the entire process.
powerful story structuring software available, Dramatica is driven by a
patented "Story Engine" that cross-references your dramatic
choices to ensure a perfect structure.
advanced screenwriting software available, Movie Magic is deemed a
"preferred file format" by the Writer's Guild. An industry
standard, MMS is used by professionals and studios around the world.
index cards - Name them, add notes, titles, colors, click and drag to
re-arrange, adjust font, save, export and print. An essential tool for
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12 hours of
streaming video from the co-creator of
Dramatica covering Story Structure and Storytelling
Now you can also
download the entire program
in mp4 video and also mp3 audio
All 12 hours just
Unplugged includes all the following classes:
to the Story Mind, Story Structure vs.
Storytelling, The Grand Argument Story. The
Four Essential Throughlines. The Psychology
of Story. How to Psychoanalyze your story.
- Part 1 72
difference betwen Objective and Subjective
Characters, Why "Hero" is a four-letter
word, Why a "Main Character" is not the
same as a "Protagonist," how to create
the 8 essential archetypal characters.
- Part 2 105
to build complex characters, building
four-dimensional characters. Character
- Part 1 67
Essential Questions every author should be able to
answer about his or her story: Main Character
Resolve: Change or Steadfast?, Main Character
Growth: Start or Stop?, Main Character Approach:
Do-er or Be-er?, Main Character Technique: Linear
- Part 2 82
Action or Decision?, Story Limit: Timelock or
Optionlock?, Story Outcome: Success or Failure?,
Story Judgment: Good or Bad?
- Part 1 101
Perspective, Thematic Topics, Thematic Arguments,
Classifying Problems, Finding your theme in the
Dramatica Structural Model.
- Part 2 85
Thematic Conflict, Thematic Conclusion, building
your thematic argument with 28 Thematic Moments.
structure into real people, places, and events,
Illustrating Story Points, How to illustrate more
than one story point with a single event, Finding
the structure in work you have already written,
How to use and illustrate Story Domains, Story
Concerns, Story Issues, Story Problems.
- Part 1 98
Storyweaving, How Plot affects Character, Theme,
and Genre, Satic Plot Points, Goals, Consequences,
- Part 2 70
Plot Points, 3 Act Structure, 4 Act Structure, 5
Act Structure, 7 Act Structure, How to KNOW what
happens in Act 2, How to create 28 Plot-Driven
scenes or chapters.
How to create
an Exposition Plan for your story, How to make
your story interesting with Storyweaving
techniques such as: Changing Scope, Changing
Importance, Red Herrings, Non-Causality,
Reversals, Continuity Breaks, Shifting Context,
Flashbacks and Flashforwards.
faces of Genre, Why every story has a unique
Genre, How to create a Genre chart, How to chart
and control your audience's emotional throughline,
How to avoid breaking emotional continuity, How to
create Mixed Emotions in your audience, How to
interweave Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, and
to go about the actual writing of your story, The
Audience as Writing Partner, Communication or
Collaboration?, Who is your Audience?, Audiences
as Disposable Tribes, Cultural Considerations,
Writing for or about Ethnic Groups, Demographics -
Age Groups, Men and Women, Sub-cultures, Authors
Intent and how to use it, How to create Propaganda.
the Writer's Survival Kit
*Try either or both for 90 days. Not working for you?
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About Dramatica and
What They Do
Dramatica is a tool to help you
build a perfect story structure. StoryWeaver is a tool to help you build
your story's world.
Dramatica focuses on the underlying logic of your
story, making sure there are no holes or inconsistencies.
focuses on the creative process, boosting your inspiration and guiding it to add
depth, detail and passion to your story.
How They Do It
Dramatica has the world's only
patented interactive Story Engine™ which cross-references your answers to
questions about your dramatic intent, then finds any weaknesses in your
structure and even suggests the best ways to strengthen them.
StoryWeaver uses a revolutionary new
creative format as you follow more than 200 Story Cards™ step by step through
the story development process. You'll design the people who'll inhabit
your story's world, what happens to them, and what it all means.
How They Work Alone
By itself Dramatica appeals to
structural writers who like to work out all the details of their stories
logically before they write a word.
By itself, StoryWeaver appeals to
intuitive writers who like to follow their Muse and develop their stories as
How They Work
But, the finished work of a
structural writer can often lack passion, which is where StoryWeaver can help.
And the finished work of an intuitive writer can often lack direction, which is
where Dramatica can help.
So, while each kind of writer will
find one program or the other the most initially appealing, both kinds of
writers can benefit from both programs.
Try Either Program
We have a 90
Day Return Policy here at Storymind. Try either or both of these
products and if you aren't completely satisfied we'll cheerfully refund your