Symbolizing Concepts in
by Melanie Anne Phillips & Chris Huntley
co-creators of the Dramatica Theory
It has been argued that perhaps the symbols we use are what create concepts,
and therefore no common understanding between cultures, races, or times is
Dramatica works because indeed there ARE common concepts: morality, for
example. Morality, a common concept? Yes. Though not everyone shares
the same definition of morality, every culture and individual understands some
concept that means “morality” to them. In other words, the concept of
“morality” may have many different meanings — depending on culture or
experience — but they all qualify as different meanings of
Thus there can be universally shared essential concepts even though they
drift apart through various interpretations. It is through this framework of
essential concepts that communication is possible.
From the Dramatica
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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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