A Quick Tip
The Core of Your Protagonist
is one of the most misunderstood characters in a story's structure.
When creating your Protagonist, don't let him or her get bogged down with all
kinds of additional dramatic jobs that may not be necessary for your particular
It is often assumed that this character is a typical "Hero" who
is a good guy, the central character, and the Main Character. In fact, the
Protagonist does not have to be any of these things.
By definition, the Protagonist is the Prime Mover or Driver of the effort
to achieve the goal. Beyond that,
he, she, or it might be a bad guy (such as an anti-hero).
the Central character just means that character is the most prominent to the
audience. For example, Fagin in
"Oliver Twist" is perhaps the most prominent, but he is certainly not
the Protagonist. So, a Protagonist
may actually be less interesting than the Antagonist, or may actually be almost
a background character.
In addition, the
Protagonist is not always the Main Character, who could be any one of the
characters in your story who represents the reader or audience position in the
So, the only
attribute you should consider in selecting your structural Protagonist is
whether this character is the one with the most initiative toward reaching the
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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.
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