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Dramatica Unplugged
A Video Program on Story Structure

Class One ~ The Story Mind

1. Introducing the Story Mind

2. A Tale is a Statement

3. A Story is an Argument

4. A Story Structure Chart

5. Structuring Short Stories

6. Audience Reach

7. Story Structure vs Storytelling

8. Writing Remakes

9. The Story Mind

10. The Four Throughlines - Part One

11. The Four Throughlines - Part Two

12. Bad Story Structure is No Joke

13. Story Perspective

14. The Story in Our Minds

Class Two ~ Characters

15. Introduction to Characters

16. Dramatica Theory Overview

17. "Hero" is a Four Letter Word

18. Characters in "To Kill A Mockingbird"

19. Characters vs. Players

20. The 8 Archetypal Characters

21. Objective and Subjective Characters

22. The 8 Archetypal Characters - Part 2

23. The 8 Archetypal Characters - Part 3

24. Character "Hand-Offs"

25. Subjective and Objective Characters

Dramatica Software Companion
A 110 part course on Dramatica Pro Writing Software

The Dramatica Theory
A 47 Part Course on Story Structure 

Volume One - Dramatica Basics

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Trial Versions of Writing Software

StoryWeaver ~ Step by Step Story Development   (Product Details)

Write you Novel or Screenplay Step by Step 

Windows Trial Version (1 MB)

Macintosh OSX Trial Version (1 MB)

Movie Magic Screenwriter ~ Screenplay Formatter (Product Details)

Industry standard formatter, used by professionals 

Windows Trial Version (1.9 MB)

Macintosh OSX Trial Version (4.1 MB)

Dramatica Pro 4 ~ Story Structuring Software (Product Details)

Analyzes your story's structure, finds holes and inconsistencies and suggests fixes. 

Windows Trial Version (7.5 MB)

Macintosh OSX Trial Version (9.1 MB)

Power Structure ~ Story Organizer (Product Details)

Organize chapters or scenes, character arcs, plot lines and more. 

Windows (3 MB)

Macintosh (2 MB)

Between The Lines ~ Screenplay Formatter (Product Details)

Automatically formats your script while you write.  Includes interactive index cards linked to the script. 

Macintosh OSX Only (1 MB)

Section 2 - Story Structure eBooks & Guides

Dramatica Graphic Novel (pdf)

Graphic Novel style overview of the Dramatica Theory

Scientific Article on the Dramatica Theory (pdf)

In depth (very dense) description of the science behind the theory

Dramatica Story Structure Chart (pdf)

Pintable chart of Dramatica's Story Elements

Dramatica Charts and Tables (pdf)

Complete set of all Dramatica structural visualizations

Dramatica Dictionary for Writers (pdf)

Practical definitions of hundreds of dramatic terms

Dramatica DreamKit Worksheets (pdf)

Interactive worksheets from the Writer's DreamKit

Dramatica Pro Worksheets (pdf)

Fill-in story structure worksheets from Dramatica Pro

Writing with the Story Mind eBook (pdf)

Learn how to apply the Story Mind model to your story

The Psychology Behind Dramatica eBook (pdf)

Hidden in the structure of stories in a model of the mind

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Our Most Popular Products

StoryWeaver Story Development Software - $29.95

Our Bestseller!  By far, our most popular product, outselling all of our other products combined!  StoryWeaver takes you step by step through the entire process--from initial inspiration to completed novel or screenplay.  At just $29.95, StoryWeaver is affordable for any writer.  (Details)

Movie Magic Screenwriter<br>Plus FREE Bonus!

Movie Magic Screenwriter - $149.95

is one of two industry standard word processing screenplay formatters, the other being Final Draft.  Each of these programs offers a complete suite of screenwriting tools to make your next script a breeze to write.  (Details

Dramatica Pro 4.0<br>Plus FREE Bonus!

Dramatica Pro - $179.95

Unlike any other story development product, Dramatica Pro uses a patented Story Engine to interactively help you build a structure, find and fix dramatic holes and inconsistencies.  (Details)

Dramatica Writers DreamKit 4.0

Dramatica Writer's DreamKit - $49.95

Little brother to Dramatica Pro, Writer's DreamKit is built around the same patented Story Engine - it just tracks fewer story points.  So, you develop the same solid story structure, just with fewer details.  Perfect for beginning writers or those new to Dramatica. (Details)

20 hour Writing<br>Course on CD ROM<br>featuring Dramatica

12 Hour Writing Course on DVD - $19.95

This intense program features 12 hours of video documenting the entire college-level course in creative writing given by Melanie Anne Phillips, creator of StoryWeaver and co-creator of Dramatica.  Just $19.95  (Details)

$179.95                       $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

Hi, I'm Melanie Anne Phillips, creator of StoryWeaver, co-creator of Dramatica and owner of  If you have a moment, I'd like to tell you about  these two story development tools - what each is designed to do, how each works alone on a different part of story development and how they can be used together to cover the entire process from concept to completion of your novel or screenplay.

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 Dramatic 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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