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by adambein
Feb 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Next version: Add a list of locations. Make them assignable to scenes.
Replies: 0
Views: 823

Next version: Add a list of locations. Make them assignable to scenes.

In the next version of Dramatica Pro (available NOW at the Writer's Store for the bargain price of $129.95 !! :D ), please consider allowing the story assembler person to make a list of locations/settings and make that list able to be assigned/linked to scenes and characters. I'm trying to assemble ...
by adambein
Feb 07, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: Must one OUTroduce a character if one INtroduced one?
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Must one OUTroduce a character if one INtroduced one?

!. If one creates a character & introduces that character into the story, must one/should one dismiss the character? If I INtroduce the captain of the ferry boat must I OUTroduce the captain of the ferry boat too? 2. At what level OF outroducing/dismissal must occur-the same level, or close, or ...
by adambein
Jan 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: Thinking of a fantasy adventure trilogy
Replies: 1
Views: 2151

Make it a game fantasy adventure trilogy

Hi, nice to meet you. 1. The first thought that comes to my mind is from now on number your thoughts. 2. Do you have Dramatica or Writer's DreamKit? If not, get at least Writer's DreamKit. You've got a lot of good ideas-put 'em all into Writer's Dream Kit & run the reports. That way you'll know ...
by adambein
Jan 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Dramatica 4.0 font size / resizeable windows
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Dramatica 4.0 font size / resizeable windows

In the next version of Dramatica, can the font size be larger & the pop-up windows be resizable? As I age my eyes are not getting any better. Thx.
by adambein
Dec 15, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: Clarifying your characters utilizing the Meyers Briggs personality types.
Replies: 3
Views: 4639

Example #1. The 'SJ' type.

40% of the U.S. population (but 50% of all Teachers!) fall into the Meyer's Briggs personality type of 'Sensing Judging'. Chances are one of your characters in your story will fall into this category. As such, that character will act, react, behave, & respond in a predictable # of ways unique to...
by adambein
Dec 05, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: Clarifying your characters utilizing the Meyers Briggs personality types.
Replies: 3
Views: 4639

Reel People book/Only personality disorders?

Here's a review of the book from someone in 2009. "If you've ever had to deal with someone afflicted with one of the major personality disorders, you know how dis-orienting it can be. But in fact, as this book shows, those very disorders are what makes the best movies so engaging and, well, ent...
by adambein
Nov 10, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: Clarifying your characters utilizing the Meyers Briggs personality types.
Replies: 3
Views: 4639

Clarifying your characters utilizing the Meyers Briggs personality types.

Anyone ever clarify yer characters utilizing the Meyers Briggs temperment scanner? My 'Zombies on the Queen Mary ' story hit a bit of a wall. I had character trait issues! Ugh! Hey-no big deal when everyone's swinging away with baseball bats at zombies or running like h-e double hockey sticks to avo...
by adambein
Apr 21, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?
Replies: 6
Views: 7975

Index. 'Theme', 'Encoding theme', 'Picking theme'

1. In the Index at the back: A. Page 423. Under 'Theme', add pages 240, 241. B. Page 415. Under 'Encoding Theme', consider adding page 242. 3. Page 423. Under 'Theme', add page 216. D. Consider adding 'Theme, choosing' or 'Theme, picking a', or 'Theme, assigning'. to page 218.
by adambein
Mar 19, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Novel and Short Story Writing
Topic: Sub-Plots
Replies: 4
Views: 14548

Deepening a story line.

1. Most of the time the Protagonist IS the good guy. I believe an exception is clear in the James Bond films. Maybe you typed that wrong and what you mean is the opposite of what you typed? If it was me, I'd consider the following: 2. Pick up a copy of Melanie Anne Phillips' 'Writing your novel step...
by adambein
Mar 08, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Deciding story point elevation amounts. How? Evaluation?
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Deciding story point elevation amounts. How? Evaluation?

How does one know how high to elevate a story point? Is this based on other elements-theme for example (this comes to mind first). How does one know when the dosage is enough/the amount of elevation of a story point is enough? Is there a way to evaluate this-or better yet, is there a way to assess a...
by adambein
Feb 29, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Is conflict inequity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Conflict is not inequity, conflict is a byproduct!

YOU'RE A GENIUS. You are absolutely right-wow, I didn't look at it that way.

Thank you for answering my question. I believe this is an important topic.
by adambein
Feb 19, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: A challenge to the Dramatica team and others – can you help
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

You wrote: "What about the Impact Character? Isnt the IC a character that sets the story in motion? It could be 1) The Main Character’s longing for Career/Approval from the audience 2) The BIG reality show taking chances never taken before? 3) MCs love he find among one of the participants, a S...
by adambein
Feb 19, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: A challenge to the Dramatica team and others – can you help
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

You wrote: " My story (from the MCs view. What would be the story goal?) “Atomic winter” An alcoholic and abounded director undertakes realizing his insane wild idea of a reality show. The Broadcaster needs ratings to survive. The show will take place in a dome in the Antarctica. The participan...
by adambein
Feb 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: A challenge to the Dramatica team and others – can you help
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

Jim Carrey in 'Yes Man'.

You wrote: " *** Like an exercise – how would you describe the story goal in “Yes man”**** Jim Carrey cannot say “no”. Who is the impact character? His friend forcing him to action? The girl he falls in love with? Doesn’t his change also change the story goal?" I haven't seen it. I can't a...
by adambein
Feb 19, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: A challenge to the Dramatica team and others – can you help
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

When to enter the story?

You wrote: " ****When to enter the story? (Yes – I know – from the start, but some conflict here with the story goal as it is not revealed yet) **** " I can't help you with this question. However, the answer to this may start to clear up as other elements become clear. So, don't worry abou...
by adambein
Feb 19, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: A challenge to the Dramatica team and others – can you help
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

Defining and Understanding a story goal.

Hi, You wrote: "I find it a bit hard defining and understanding a story goal, as, I understand it, Dramatica Theory prompts me for this before the MCs storyline. Maybe I have misunderstood something. I have a story, but I do not know the story goal as described by Dramatica. Neither do I find t...
by adambein
Feb 13, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: MC as Antagonist - any examples please?
Replies: 13
Views: 18744

MC as Antagonist

Do a internet search for: "Is Daniel really the bully/bad guy in 'Karate Kid'?".
by adambein
Feb 13, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Is conflict inequity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

If conflict was a birthday cake/Categories of essential elem

If conflict/inequity was a birthday cake, what are the categories of it's essential ingredients? Regarding conflict : 1. Should one think of conflict as inequity? 2. Should one not think OF 'conflict' but instead, 'inequity' (in the same way one no longer thinks of 'hero', but instead 'Protagonist'...
by adambein
Feb 11, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Video Game Creation Allows Story Assembly thru Experiencing?
Replies: 0
Views: 1571

Video Game Creation Allows Story Assembly thru Experiencing?

Why not immerse oneself inside a world and then simply report it? Report what you feel as you play, what you see, and hear? As you, armed only with a _________, crouch walk alongside the wall of a brick bldg, you hear the gooey squishy dribbling slobbering sounds a hungry, angry, creature nearby is...
by adambein
Feb 09, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: new Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 2474

Add a wiki page to it?

Maybe add a wiki page to it so ppl can create their own user accounts/profile and so ppl can create their own posts (so the Admin doesn't have to constantly do that).

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