Category Archives: Dramatica Software

Is Your Story Driven by Action or Decision?

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

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Creating Characters with Dramatica Writing Software

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

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How do you import a Word document into Dramatica?

Quick answer: You can copy and paste text from any Word document into any question in Dramatica. But, having said that, there is no reason to import a complete story or Word document into Dramatica. Dramatica is not a word … Continue reading

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Learn the Dramatica Pro Help System…

A streaming video tutorial of the Dramatica Pro Help System is now available! The Help System Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Software Tutorial Part 3 – Theory Tutorial

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Learn all about Dramatica’s StoryGuide feature…

Click on the links to see streaming video demonstrations of the StoryGuide: The Story Guide Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Navigation Part 3 – The HelpView System Part 4 – Answering Questions Part 5 – HelpView in Action Part 6 – Answering Structural Questions … Continue reading

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Using Dramatica Pro – Part 1 (The Story Guide)

In this initial episode, we begin on the Dramatica Desktop and take a brief look at each feature on it.  First up, the StoryGuide…

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Plot Progression Tools in Dramatica Pro Software (video)

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