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by Clint541963
May 05, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Internal and External / Processes and States
Replies: 4
Views: 5854

Re: Internal and External / Processes and States

From the Dramatica Dictionary: http://www.dramatica.com/theory/d_dictionary/dictionary/m.htm Motivation -- An underlying given or inequity which drives a character -- Motivation is the force that drives a character in a particular direction. In order for the problem in a story to be fully explored, ...
by Clint541963
May 05, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Internal and External / Processes and States
Replies: 4
Views: 5854

Re: Internal and External / Processes and States

from the Dramatica Dictionary:http://www.dramatica.com/theory/d_dictionary/dictionary/p.htm Purpose -- A desired and intended result -- Purpose and Motivation are often confused. Whereas Motivation is the drive that the character must fulfill or satisfy, Purpose is the specific item that will satiat...
by Clint541963
May 05, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Story Embroidery printout
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

Story Embroidery printout

Does anyone use a specific report to print out when doing story embroidery which leaves blanks to fill in at each story point? Or do you use the story engine settings page?
by Clint541963
May 04, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Internal and External / Processes and States
Replies: 4
Views: 5854

Internal and External / Processes and States

This is a Character elements question. How are the character trait elements split? Do the element quadrants reflect the Table of Story Elements? My instincts tell me Purpose and Methodologies are External and Motivations and Evaluations are Internal . And Purpose and Motivations are States and Evalu...
by Clint541963
Apr 20, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: "Shadows Bright as Glass"
Replies: 3
Views: 4290

Re: "Shadows Bright as Glass"

GROSS: Jon, I want to start with you. Would you describe the difference between who you were before the stroke and who you are now? Mr. SARKIN: Yeah, before the stroke, I was a chiropractor, and I thought in a much more linear fashion about stuff. That's what doctors do, they think in a very organi...
by Clint541963
Apr 19, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: "Shadows Bright as Glass"
Replies: 3
Views: 4290

Re: "Shadows Bright as Glass"

This section especially is what I was talking about. GROSS: Like researchers are trying to find, like, what is the site of consciousness in the brain and nobody really knows. But I was wondering if you feel that, Amy, your research have given you any insights or raised questions that you never thoug...
by Clint541963
Apr 18, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: "Shadows Bright as Glass"
Replies: 3
Views: 4290

"Shadows Bright as Glass"

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/18/135509114/jon-sarkin-when-brain-injuries-transform-into-art Interesting interview on Fresh Air today (see link above) with the author of Shadows Bright as Glass , Amy Ellis Nutt and it's subject, Jon Sarkin. It is about a doctor who had a stroke which injured one hemis...
by Clint541963
Apr 03, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Story Weaver
Replies: 1
Views: 3114

Story Weaver

If I have Dramatica do I need Story Weaver or does Story Weaver do things that are unique? It seems that Story Weaver does what the Story Guide section of Dramatica does.
by Clint541963
Mar 31, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 9696

Re: Build Characters

Alright, Buck, you've got it. You are right, Chris DID answer the question well. I guess my real objective is to explore character development and analysis. I will start a thread which may spark discussion. Have a great day. What is the url for your blog?
by Clint541963
Mar 29, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: The Tribal Storytellers
Replies: 4
Views: 7025

The Tribal Storytellers

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/19/134682388/Ben-Kingsley-On-Portraying-Holocaust-History The above link is to an interview with Sir Ben Kingsley. He said something that struck me which I wanted to share. Sir BEN KINGSLEY (Actor): I think that the role of the (writer), perhaps at its simplest and its pu...
by Clint541963
Mar 25, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 9696

Re: Build Characters

Re: Robert McKee's STORY:

Agreed. When he does it with the scene from China Town as well as Casablanca and in scenes he creates it is very compelling. I also listened to him read the Audiobook. I loved it when he read those sections.
by Clint541963
Mar 24, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 9696

Re:Characters/Elements/signposts

To StephenBuck415, I would like to continue discussing this topic. I wonder if I didn't fully understand what you were going for and derailed your question. Did you read the article The Dramatica Structure: Elements ( http://dramaticapedia.com/2010/04/08/the-dramatica-structure-elements/ )? If all s...
by Clint541963
Mar 20, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 9696

Re: Build Characters

ME THINKING OUT LOUD AGAIN: OK, for some reason this topic kept me awake most of the night and it occurred to me again to think of this from the perspective as an actor. The elements of a character make a 4 dimensional being. A character is not linear but but exists within a 3 dimensional linear wo...
by Clint541963
Mar 19, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 9696

Re: Build Characters

Excellent question. This question has been brewing but not formulated as well as you have put it here. Thank you for asking it. Are there maps for the character traits that line up with the storymind throughlines?
by Clint541963
Mar 13, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Re: You Perspective

Thank you Chris, I just read the article. Thank you for that too. It actually offered another choice telling the "YOU" Perspective from an observers POV FROM THE SECOND PERSON VOICE: You were skipping along the path completely unaware of the danger you were in. You didn’t see the Wolf unti...
by Clint541963
Mar 13, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Re: I, You, We, They Perspectives

I have to admit I was hoping for a more definitive answer. :wink: but the more I think about it I think I understand. So, is it like this?: "I" Perspective - MC: I have got to get to that cave to win this battle and maybe the war. If I do I will prove to everyone I am not a coward. "Y...
by Clint541963
Mar 10, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Re: telling the Impact Character story

When telling the Impact Story the "YOU" story would one tell it from the point of view of the Main Character? You did this and you did that. You impacted me this way and/or that way? Or would it be told in the 3rd person? Or from the perspective of the impact character?
by Clint541963
Feb 26, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Re: Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes

Okay, that makes a lot of sense. this really takes some practice. Of course writing out the story (Step outline) in every throughline will be the goal so that when it comes time to weave it all together the WHOLE story could be quite fulfilling. Again it will take some practice to keep objective obj...
by Clint541963
Feb 26, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Creating a Dramatica-Based Screenwriter Template
Replies: 5
Views: 8780

Re: Creating a Dramatica-Based Screenwriter Template

Chris Huntly Podcast URL:

http://www.dramatica.com/podcasts/index.htm#paradigms

The article podcast is called:
Dramatica and Other Story Paradigms
by Clint541963
Feb 26, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes
Replies: 8
Views: 7544

Characters/Characteristics/Archatypes

I haven't tried it yet but I was thinking, if in telling the overall story (as a preliminary exercise), would it be useful to plug in all the archetype characters and tell the story (as the general on the hill) using only the archetypal terms. eg: The main character is thinking about killing himself...

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