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by PeterSchwaiger
Mar 05, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

Thank you very much, Stephen!
I immediately ordered a copy...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 22, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

I definitely agree with that.

Reducing the complex materia of Character Development to Archetypes is not what I am after, neither my intent as an author. But it personally helps me with getting kind of a feel for the multi-angle, multi-dimensional approach of the StoryMind model of Dramatica.
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 21, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

P.S.: I have just opened the example storyform and created the 8 Archetypal characters... Can I say In a "standard" story there are 8 Archetypal characters: 4 Drivers, 4 Passengers - each of them consisting of four dimensions (Motivation, Purpose, Methodology, Means of Evaluation - which i...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 20, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

This makes perfect sense! Thank you, Chris, for your explanation and your patience! Now I no longer have the feeling that I am missing something... I must say, I am deeply impressed by the brilliantly developed theory behind Dramatica - since it works on so many levels and from so many perspectives ...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 20, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it t

Thank you, Chris, for this very focused advice! Seems like sometimes we are looking for answers simply because the answer, we feel is the right one, is not the one we want to hear. It' such fun to fiddle around with two storyforms and to have different pics for handoff characters and such. But the t...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 19, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

Dear Chris, dear Stephen, thank you so much for your effort and for sharing so many valuable tips and insights! Being an experienced and rather organic writer, I know well about the necessity of a multi-angle approach when it comes to creating scenes. I find the blending of theme-, plot- and charact...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 18, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

Hi Stephen, thank you so much for your support! I have just read the article you recommended - thank God, I did not come across the "28 magic scenes" before; although they seem to be a nice Storytelling tool for getting that first draft done, there's also potential for further confusion......
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 18, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

Thank you for your reply, Stephen! This is exactly the page I've been reading over and over and over again... but I still don't understand. "...there are exactly 24 scenes created at the Element level..." - yeah, but HOW are they created? What is the equation leading to the number of 24? W...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 17, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Re: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it t

Dear Geoff, Thank you for your input! That's exactly what I thought about it in the first place: a single sound Storyform to rely on while experimenting with rather eloborate Storyweaving. On the downside, this way the journey from Signost 1 to 2 would take about half of the book, and therefore be d...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 17, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Theory vs. Software - Need help

Dear Forum, having worked myself through the (excellent) book "Dramatica. A New Theory of Story" several times now, there are questions I just can't find an answer to - so I put them up here hoping some of you more experienced Dramatica users can give me advice where I lost track... 1. Sto...
by PeterSchwaiger
Feb 11, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it take?

Dear Chris, dear Everybody! Being a writer for many years now, I came across the Dramatic theory and software after having finished the first draft of a John-Irving-style 900-pages novel (and even being awarded for it), just to find myself totally stuck, having lost the big picture of what was going...

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