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by gabriel17
Jan 09, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Help with Impulsive Responses
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Re: Help with Impulsive Responses

Thanks for your help Chris. I was getting so bogged down in trying to make my ideas conform to the story form that I forgot that Dramatica is a tool not a strait jacket. The Domains aren't absolute values that dictate the story, they're "areas of context" within which to examine it. When I...
by gabriel17
Jan 07, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Help with Impulsive Responses
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Re: Help with Impulsive Responses

Thanks for replying so quickly Jeff and you’re right, the main character’s problem isn’t Tourette’s. I’ll explain a bit more about my story. I’m writing a science fiction novel in which the main character is experiencing an identity crisis. In his back story, an unknowing contact with the antagonist...
by gabriel17
Jan 06, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Help with Impulsive Responses
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Help with Impulsive Responses

In my story the Main Character has spent his entire life rejecting and repressing parts of himself that he finds distasteful, so his throughline is about facing and then accepting himself for who he really is. I'm happy with the story form that Dramatica has given me, however I'm having trouble wrap...
by gabriel17
Jul 18, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: The question of novels
Replies: 1
Views: 2817

The question of novels

Hi Chris. Thanks for the answers you've supplied to my other questions. It's taken me a while to wrap my head around the material, but I'm getting there bit by bit. I'm a month or so away from actually writing my first story after illustrating the various elements of the story form and I've just rea...
by gabriel17
Jun 06, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Thematic Sequence Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 3029

Thematic Sequence Confusion

Hi Chris. I was wondering if you could clarify something for me. I've illustrated my story form in broad strokes and I'm about to start working on the thematic sequences. I have a general idea of they work, but something in particular is confusing me. My OS Issue is Skill with the Counterpoint of Ex...
by gabriel17
Feb 12, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Help needed with Subjective Story Theme
Replies: 1
Views: 2851

Help needed with Subjective Story Theme

HI Chris, I have a bit of a problem that I could use your help with. In my story, I'm having trouble getting to grips with the Main vs Impact Character Issue and Counterpoint The two characters involved are a young arrogant spoiled brat who's something like a prince, and his man servant who has been...
by gabriel17
Oct 08, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Need help with Throughline Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Re: Need help with Throughline Confusion

Thanks a lot Chris. Your reply has cleared up a lot of confusion for me regarding the Impact Character. I had a lot of elements included in his Siutation and Concern that were giving me trouble, but now they've been focussed into the elements that are causing him problems. From that I now have a cle...
by gabriel17
Sep 19, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Need help with Throughline Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Need help with Throughline Confusion

I'm experiencing a bit of confusion regarding the best way to present the conflict between my main and impact characters in my story. The main points are these. 1) The OS is about a war that is being waged between two groups of people. 2) The SS is about the relationship between a mentor-father and ...

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