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by adambein
Oct 12, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: Student/noob/young people outreach/intro/instruction?
Replies: 1
Views: 4253

Student/noob/young people outreach/intro/instruction?

Is there something in place-a group, a program, one guy, etc, in which students at the high school, college level, an improv troupe, stand up comics, ppl over 50, ppl over 65, can have a meet-n-greet with someone to teach/guide/introduce them to story creation/assembly with with Dramatica and Writer...
by adambein
Oct 08, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: Overcoming Writer's Block
Replies: 1
Views: 3474

Overcoming Writer's Block

If it were me, I'd re-enter the essential structural elements of my story into the software. Then I'd start switching/rotating each element thru each receiving 'slot' and see what the yield downstream is. Examples: Let's say 'Andre' is the MC/Protagonist in a zombie story, the teenage daughter of th...
by adambein
Oct 06, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Some typos in the Dramatica Theory book?

2) On page 391. "64 Elements". Under "Situation Elements". Top row, 3rd column, 2nd row. 'Self-Aware'. "Aware" is smooshed to save space prob. 3) Page 244. Paragraph 3. "Suppose that we want to tell a story about a woman who wants to be President." "He.&q...
by adambein
Oct 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?
Replies: 6
Views: 8182

Errors/typos in the Dramatica Theory book?

I have "Dramatica. A New Theory of Story". Special 10th Anniversary Edition. Nov. 2004. 1) On page 389. It reads 16 Types. Then below there's "Situation Types", then "Activity Types". Then there's the table. Then there's "Situation Types". Should this instead ...
by adambein
Oct 06, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: I use Science Fiction Roleplatying Games
Replies: 1
Views: 1891

The use of Science Fiction Roleplatying Games

I think that's an absolutely terrific idea and a great, great way to go about it. Say, have you considered setting up a meet-n-greet with others who write and introduce us to the essential elements of RPGs? You could share how characters are generated, quality and attribute assignments, limitations,...
by adambein
Oct 06, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: The Batmobile is a Character.
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

Despite the legal decision, the Batmobile is not a 'Characte

That's the same thing I was thinking. Thx for the input/feedback.
by adambein
Sep 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: The Batmobile is a Character.
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

Cartoons/non-human characters.

Ooh, good point. Thx for pointing out that. I wasn't thinking in that manner. <thinking> "But, in 'Batman', the Batmobile's not so anthropomorphic. Then again, maybe it's just a matter of degree. Hm? Hm. "Christine', the horror film-the car's out to get 'em (or something, 'haven't seen it)...
by adambein
Sep 25, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Dramatica E-Mail Discussion List
Replies: 8
Views: 7904

Re: Dramatica E-Mail Discussion List

The 'buckspub' url isn't working I think?
by adambein
Sep 25, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: The Batmobile is a Character.
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

The Batmobile is a Character.

There's been a legal ruling that the Batmobile is a Character. Seem's to me...why not? Although when it comes to the Batmobile per se I dunno about that. I DO see how a vehicle can be Supportive Sidekick, a Contagonist, or an Antagonist (I think?). Plus it kinda permits other non-human items to be c...
by adambein
Sep 25, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

Going back to the original doc...

Hi, 'Didn't thinka that. Since u suggested that, I did so. Nope, no 'delete' button. Very interesting. Lemme see if I can repeat the error. I'll try this week coming up.
by adambein
Sep 24, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

Delete button showing when I began a new story.

Before I tried the uninstall/re-install intervention, I thought I'd start a new story to see if that would have any effect. I started a new story and lo' & behold, the delete button appeared. O.O Here's a screen shot:
by adambein
Sep 23, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

Re: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

Thx. <checks> Yup, I have no 'delete' button under either. Interesting. Time to look into the proper way of uninstalling then reinstalling. <wonders if I need some sort of code or proof or something> I'll look into it. Tyvm!
by adambein
Sep 21, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: StoryView ?
Replies: 26
Views: 35493

Re: StoryView ?

downtime1 wrote:Chris,

there are some additional unintended benefits for some of us as well...

I'm in the military and actually it helps with planning and analyzing.



I'll bite-how does Storyview help you with planning and analyzing? Interesting.
by adambein
Sep 20, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

I don't have that delete button like you do! O.O ! !

Ty for that screenshot. My screen only has two buttons! I have no 'delete' button. Either someone's absconded with my delete button or it's been...deleted! O.O
by adambein
Sep 17, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

Re: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

Senor, dee button, eees not deeere! Or I'm blind.

(I had to cut the height of the image-the forum's image uploading requirements have ht & width limits).
by adambein
Sep 15, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?
Replies: 9
Views: 6621

How to delete a scene in WDK 4.0 in the "Query System"?

Zombies have taken over the 'Queen Mary! I am responsible for creating 50 scenes in Writer's Dream Kit 4.0 but scene 29 needs to be deleted. Not only that, scene's 30-49 -they're going to all need to automatically drop down a spot number once scene 29 leaves. How does one select 'Scene #29" an...
by adambein
Sep 15, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Subplot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4079

Re: Subplot Question

Ahh. This took me a while to think about. "A subplot has a different goal from the main story." THAT'S the way to differentiate/delineate. Ahhh. Tyvm.
by adambein
Jul 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Subplot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4079

Subplot Question/When subplots meet/what to do/how?

When two subplots/stories/storylines meet, how do you make them meet? 1. Do you make a 3rd subplot? (good in case the two subplots split apart later on) 2. How DO you make it so two subplots/stories/storylines 'meet'? Example: Storyline/subplot 1: Bob is riding his motorcycle down the PCH enjoying t...

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