Some writers become so wrapped up in interesting events and bits of action
that they forget to have a central unifying goal that gives purpose to all the
other events that take place. This creates a plot without a core. But
determining your story's goal can be difficult, especially if your story is
character oriented, and not really about a Grand Quest.
For example, in the movie "Four Weddings and a Funeral," all the
characters are struggling with their relationships and not working toward an
apparent common purpose. There is a goal, however, and it is to find happiness
in a relationship. This type of goal is called a "Collective Goal"
since it is not about trying to achieve the same thing, but the same KIND of
thing. When considering the goal for your story, don't feel obligated to impose
a contrived central goal if a collective goal is more appropriate.
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