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Writing with the Story Mind<br>1 hour audio program
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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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This 170 page book may be the single most insightful collection of articles about the story development process you have ever encountered.

Each tip is a complete and detailed exploration of a unique perspective that will enable you to find inspiration, develop characters and plot, organize your time, and tell your tale with a passionate and riveting style.

Written by Melanie Anne Phillips, creator of StoryWeaver story development software and co-creator of Dramatica, these eye-opening essays and lessons were penned over an eight year period and are compiled here in book form for the first time!

Your money back if you don't find your both your abilities as a writer and your writing experience greatly improved.  (Just let us know and we'll refund your entire purchase price!)

Partial Table of Contents:

Introduction to StoryWeaving

Be a Story Weaver - NOT a Story Mechanic!

Story Structure for Passionate Writers

Tricking the Muse: The Creativity Two-Step

Introducing the "Story Mind"

Why a Story Mind?

What’s In Your Story’s Mind?

Finding your "Creative Time"


Your Story As A Person

Beating Writers Block!

Pen, Pencil or Quill?

The Nonsense Technique for Beating Writers Block

The Writer’s Notebook

Writing from the Passionate Self

Throughlines (and how to use them!)

Work Stories vs. Dilemma Stories

Comparing Writing Software Paradigms

Slicing and Dicing

The Dramatica Theory

Origins of a Story

Screenwriting 101

Blowing The Bubble

A Screenwriter’s Bag of Tricks

A Novelist’s Bag of Tricks

Character Justification

The 12 Essential Questions - "Resolve"

Writing from a Character’s Point of View

The Chemistry of Characters

Love Interests & the Dramatic Triangle

Psychoanalyze Your Story

To Change, or NOT to Change

Writing Characters of the Opposite Sex

Characters as Things

Antagonist vs. Obstacle Character

Character Development Tricks!

"My Hero!"

The Narrator

The Villain

The Main Character

Fire Your Protagonist!

The Archetypal Characters: Protagonist and Antagonist

Creating Characters from Scratch

Creating Characters from Plot

Characters - The Attributes of Age

The Hero Breaks Down

Character Arc 101

Male vs. Female Problem Solving

"Yes, but it is a PLOT?!"

Plot vs. Exposition

The "Collective" Goal


Four Essential Plot Points

Revealing Your Goal

Genre: Revealing Your Story’s Personality

"Genre - Act by Act

Avoiding the Genre Trap

Both Sides of the Thematic Argument

"Coming Apart At The Themes"


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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.

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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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