Recently I began using Slack as a communication tool with clients and students and found the experience to be hugely productive. The ability to quickly and easily answer any questions or share screenshots of how to use Dramatica has dramatically lowered our interaction time. In addition, the integration of screen sharing services like Screenhero make connecting remotely as simple as typing /hero.
Why Slack instead of any other client tool like Basecamp or even just email? And isn't Slack specifically designed to help individuals in companies work better together? I think the latter explains why we have experienced greater success as of late.
Working with us here at Narrative First is like working together with us here at Narrative First. It is more a collaboration than a consultation. Once we determined that we were working with our clients to write their projects rather than simply making suggestions as to the best approach--that's when things began to turn around for us. And for our clients.
The barrier to learning and implementing this complicated yet powerful story theory is falling and it is in no small part due to the use of new tools like this.
I have long wanted to start a community of like-minded individuals interested in seriously learning this theory and finding new and powerful ways to implement it into today's storytelling. I believe that time is rapidly approaching and I'm excited to offer this sneak preview of what I'm planning on calling the Dramatica® Mentorship Program.
An intense in-depth and personalized instruction of Dramatica, the Dramatica® Mentorship Program is designed to take you from neophyte to expert in as little as four months. Rigorous writing exercises and focused analysis help educate the mentee on the theory while providing a strong foundation from which to develop their understanding of narrative. In short, it took me almost 20 years to learn what I hope you'll learn in less than one.
The Program is still in beta with only a handful of students--but the progress has been exciting and inspiring. If you think you might be interested please contact me and I will add you to the waiting list.