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Writing with the Story Mind<br>1 hour audio program
Dramatica &





A step by step approach to story development, from concept to completed story for your novel or screenplay. More than 200 interactive Story Cards guide you through the entire process.

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Dramatica Pro 4.0<br>Plus FREE Bonus!

The most powerful story structuring software available, Dramatica is driven by a patented "Story Engine" that cross-references your dramatic choices to ensure a perfect structure.

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Movie Magic Screenwriter


Movie Magic Screenwriter<br>Plus FREE Bonus!

The most advanced screenwriting software available, Movie Magic is deemed a "preferred file format" by the Writer's Guild. An industry standard, MMS is used by professionals and studios around the world.

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Throughline Index Cards


Interactive index cards - Name them, add notes, titles, colors, click and drag to re-arrange, adjust font, save, export and print. An essential tool for every writer.


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Melanie Anne Phillips' StoryWeaving Seminar
All 14 Hours online in Streaming Video!

$49.95padFormat: Streaming Video Online 

 $99.95padFormat: 8 DVD Set                      

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For those who can't attend Melanie's Weekend Writing Seminar in person, you can now get all the information, insight, tips, and tricks on DVD - All 14 hours in this 8 disc set!

Learn story structure and storytelling right in the comfort of your living room, at your own pace.  Now you can review important topics, pause to reflect on an interesting new concept.

The StoryWeaving Seminar on DVD was recorded at a recent weekend writing seminar, so it includes all the most up to date material.

The first four discs cover the Elements of Structure and the second four explore the Art of Storytelling.

The Elements of Structure

Disc One ~ Character & Storyforming

From archetypes to complex characters, documenting the elements of character and how they can be combined, deconstructing the the hero and villain, objective and subjective characters, why the Main Character doesn't have to be your protragonist, methods for determining the foundational dynamics of your story's structure.

Disc Two ~ Theme & Story Encoding

The two kinds of theme, thematic topic and thematic message, a new approach to premise.  The 28 "magic" thematic scenes, building an emotional argument, avoiding ham-handed moralizations, coming up with symbols to represent your key structural points.

Disc Three ~ Plot & StoryWeaving

Static and Progressive elements of plot, origin of the 3 act structure, signposts and journeys, alternatives to 3 act structure, relationship of scenes to acts, using four throughlines to weave your plot, storytelling order vs. story structure order, techniques of exposition.

Disc Four ~ Genre & Reception

The overall personality of your story, creating foundational perspectives, the four modes of expression, creating a unique genre, building a genre map, considering audience interpretation, targeting your audience, pandering and propaganda.

The Art of Storytelling

Disc Five ~ Inspiration

Techniques for coming up with story ideas, finding your creative time, choosing your creative space, inspiration through nonsense, expanding a story with questions and answers, finding characters that grow from your story, avoiding stereotypes, creating a riveting plot, determining the moral issues of your story, a genre shopping list.

Disc Six ~ Development

Making your characters into real people, providing shadings to your theme and moral message, giving your main character personal issues, tying your plot to your characters and theme, developing your genres story-wide influence.

Disc Seven ~ Exposition

How to unfold your story, creating an exposition map, techniques for keeping your reader/audience involved, getting your information across, multi-appreciation moments, weaving your throughlines.

Disc Eight ~ Storytelling

Building scenes or chapters, controlling pacing, working structure into the flow. blending dramatic elements into seamless sequences, adding the element of surprise, tying it all together, wrapping it up, closure.


$149.95                       $29.95          

*Try either or both for 90 days.  Not working for you?  Return for a full refund of your purchase price!

About Dramatica and StoryWeaver

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. 

StoryWeaver 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 they go.

How They Work Together

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 Risk Free!

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 purchase price.

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