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- The False Narrative
- How do you create a main character who is an antagonist?
- Identifying Your Main Character
- How to Avoid the "Genre Trap"
- The Impact of Stories
- Do You Want To Write a Tale or a Story?
- Story Structure with the Muse in Mind
- What Chases Your Characters?
- What Creates Dramatic Tension?
- Choosing Your Main Character's Resolve
- Creative Writing
- Narrative Science
- Story Development
- Story Points
- Story Structure
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Category Archives: Writing Software
Inspiration can come from many sources: a conversation overheard at a coffee shop, a newspaper article, or a personal experience to name a few. And, inspiration can also take many forms: a snippet of dialogue, a bit of action, a … Continue reading
When Chris Huntley and I created the Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure back in the early 90’s, we originally envisioned it as the end-all of story models – the one single paradigm that explained it all. In fact, it was – … Continue reading
The StoryWeaver Method is a step by step approach to developing your novel or screenplay. StoryWeaver will help you create your story’s world, who’s in it, what happens to them, and what it all means. The StoryWeaver Method ~ Step … Continue reading
From a Dramaticapedia reader: Your blogs seem to be always in the abstract. Let’s see something about a successful story in the real world. I would love to see a Dramatica setup for real stories that have been successful. My … Continue reading
StoryWeaver is a list of over 200 questions, each building on the last as you develop your story step by step. You start with the first question, then just go down the list, one question at a time, follow the … Continue reading
A writer recently asked: Just purchased the software. But am clueless how to use it and how to derive the maximum benefit out of it. Kindly mail me the links/articles which will help me understand the program and its concept … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips In this overview video I introduce the concept behind StoryWeaver and explore its key features. Read my additional text below the video for more details… When I created the first version of StoryWeaver way back in 2001, … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Here’s some text I wrote about the difference between an action-driven story and a decision-driven story, excerpted from Dramatica Story Development Software. ***** Some stories are driven by actions. Others are forced along by decisions. All … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Dramatica Story Development Software has many powerful tools for creating and developing characters. This video clip provides an introduction to all of them. Not only will this help you if you use Dramatica, but even if … Continue reading