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Dramatica Pro Software Tip – Creating Characters

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Dramatica Tip 1 – A Better Place to Start

    Both Dramatica Pro (Windows) and Dramatica Story Expert (Mac) are geared toward diving right into your story’s structure and making structural choices. But for more intuitive writers this can cause major problems. While Dramatica Pro has a “Start Here” button … Continue reading

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StoryWeaver Tip 1

StoryWeaver has over 200 interactive story cards that lead you step by step from concept to completed story, but you can also create your own folders and cards. Just go to the Cards menu and select New Folder or New … Continue reading

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Throughline Interactive Index Cards – Tip 1

Throughline Interactive Index Cards has five different layout views that help you organize your cards.  The default view is called Freestyle and works just like a cork board. In the Freestyle Layout you can drag your cards anywhere on the screen, … Continue reading

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Throughlline 3 is Here!!!

Throughline Interactive Index Cards – Just $9.95 I designed the original Throughline because I couldn’t find a program that would help me organize my story ideas in the manner I create. Now version 3 has Five Layout Views – Freestyle, Single … Continue reading

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Questions about Dramatica Story Expert

A writer recently asked these questions about Dramatica Story Expert: 1) Will the Dramatica Unplugged video program work for Dramatica Story Expert, as well as for Dramatica Pro – or is there another course I should pursue for DSE? Dramatica … Continue reading

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StoryWeaver Fix – Why Files Don’t Seem to Save

Here’s an answer to writer with a common problem of not seeing their saved work when they open StoryWeaver after saving a file. Hi, Sue This is Melanie, creator of StoryWeaver. Here’s how it works. StoryWeaver saves in a proprietary … Continue reading

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How “StoryWeaver” Came to Be

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

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