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Working With Dramatica

There is a moment when it finally all comes together; it's worth the wait.

Moving Beyond Implied Conflict

Dramatica is not story-by-numbers; you really have to work hard at it.

Forget The Mumbo Jumbo And Write That Screenplay

Sound advice for anyone trying to become a better writer.

Understanding The Influence Character'S Symptom Element

Direct or indirect, the alternative perspective provided by the Influence Character is all that matters.

Taking It Easy Increases Productivity

Pushing yourself doesn't always result in greater productivity.

Determining The Order Of Plot Points

Plot points share a common factor within complete stories.

Some Pigs Are More Equal Than Others

More reason to stop drawing a line between guru and writer.

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Dramatica And What It Means For Story

Look closely and you will see more than a rebranding of ancient texts.

How An Inequity--And A Story--Is Made

Human psychology dictates story structure.

The Actual and Apparent Nature of Story

Is the dilemma facing the Main Character real?

A Collaborative Environment Unlike Any Other

Dramatica keeps a room full of writers focused and productive.

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Latest Analysis

Captain America: Winter Soldier

The best Marvel comic book film falls just short of telling a complete story.


Diversionary fun; no real story.

The Sweet Hereafter

Emotionally heavy, yet thematically rich and fulfilling.

Avengers 2 Age of Ultron

Mindless comic-book fun.

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