By Melanie Anne Phillips & Chris Huntley
Co-creators of the Dramatica Theory
"Snakes… Why did it have to be snakes….???”
What a character likes and dislikes takes the curse of its larger than life
stature. Whether you are writing a novel, play, screenplay, or teleplay, your
characters loom in the hearts and minds of the audience. No one can relate to a
loom. To humanize your characters and bring them down to size, give them
feelings rather than just points of view.
You work in an office. Everyone does their job. The place runs like
clockwork. Who ARE these people?! Until you know if they love football but hate
sushi, you don’t really know them all. Who CARES what their purposes are -
more important, what do they take in their coffee, or tea, or do they not
touch either but guzzle cola and pistachios.
Red. Does it do anything for them? What about wall paper patterns with
thousands of little ducks? The things your characters like and don’t like set
them apart from the crowd. And letting yourself go a little bit off the wall can
bring forth attractions and repulsions that can suggest settings for a whole
scene, sequence, or even the whole story itself.
Work yourself into the words. If you have pet likes and dislikes, this is the
place to spout off about them. Assign them to your characters and you can get
back at all those hated things, and express all those yearnings for the loved
Story Development Software
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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.
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