What is the Worst Part
of Writing for You Personally?
by Melanie Anne Phillips
The time I hate most as a writer is when I get a good idea that just canít
wait. It is like I get tied to Moby Dick and must let the damned thing pull me
all over "creation" until I finally cut my way free by getting it all
out of my system and onto paper. Itís a lot easier when I just sit down to
write something because I want to. But this creative frenzy stuff if for the
Writerís block is never a problem for me. If I canít make any progress, I
just write something else. Thereís always going to be something that is ready
to flow. Of course, the problem then becomes the backlog of 50,000 partially
finished stories and nothing complete. Completion is the hard part for me. I get
interested in a new project or just run out of interest in an old one and have a
devil of a time forcing myself to ride it out to the end.
Fortunately, Iíve had some hard taskmasters in the past, and they have
instilled in me the ability to put my personal feelings aside and get the job
done. I hate that. So, I use it sparingly, and only when I begin to feel guilty
that Iíve gotten so close to finishing something that Iím depriving the
world of a wonderful reading experience. (You have to play to your ego, or
youíll never get it finished!) Then, I begrudgingly acquiesce to the demands
of my public - that one reader in Iowa who actually cares if I ever write
anything again or not - and suffer through the anguish of actually bringing the
piece to a close.
Which I think I just did.
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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 Engineô 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 Cardsô 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
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writers can benefit from both programs.
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