A Quick Tip
begin with a "baseline" and then evolve.
You will need to establish how your characters feel about one another at
the beginning of your story. Later,
in the Storytelling section, you'll describe the growth of these emotional
relationships over the course of the story.
characters need not be present to establish a relationship between them.
You might your readers a look at one character's room where he keeps a
score of framed pictures of the second character, his female co-worker, in a
little shrine. Then, you describe
the second character's room where there is but a single picture of the first
character which has been made into a dart board.
It is obviously well-used due to the great quantity of dart holes.
There are three darts in it as another slams in to join it, thrown by the
character might write a story about the other for a newspaper or a school
report. A photo album might show
two people in a series of pictures over the years.
In Citizen Kane, the relationship between Kane and his wife is
established by a series of vignettes over the years in which the size of their
dinner table grows, moving them farther and farther away from each other.
course, in real life most emotional relationships are not a single melody but a
rich and complex symphony. You may
want to develop a different specific means of revealing each aspect of a complex
emotional relationship, or you might prefer to have a single illustration that
reveals the complexity all at once.
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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
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