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by stephenbuck415
Oct 01, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Structural Aspects and the 12 Essential Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2917

Structural Aspects and the 12 Essential Questions

I'm working on a series of videos that explain the 12 Essential Questions. The first draft of one slide in the presentation is attached. In this slide, I've used the term "structural aspects" to classify Character, Plot, Theme, and Genre, but I am wondering if other terms may apply... and ...
by stephenbuck415
Sep 21, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Screenwriter Wishlist
Topic: A Flexible MMSW Outlining Feature - How It Could Work
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

Re: A Flexible MMSW Outlining Feature - How It Could Work

I second that.

@electroglodyte, that is one of the best, most well-written suggestions I have ever read (for any product).
by stephenbuck415
Sep 08, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Pulp Fiction
Replies: 1
Views: 2021

Pulp Fiction

Has Pulp Fiction been made into a Dramatica file as it has been with Outline 4?
by stephenbuck415
Sep 08, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Writing a Series
Replies: 2
Views: 3142

Re: Writing a Series

I simply "Save As" to a new file and begin to rebuild the necessary parts.
by stephenbuck415
Aug 28, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Typo's?
Replies: 1
Views: 2525

Typo's?

Re: http://dramatica.com/theory/theory_book/dtb_ch_4_p2.html

Antagonist > What is an Antagonist.

The last sentence in the first paragraph reads:

"Dramatica defines the Protagonist's goal as the .i.story's goal;, regardless of which kind it is."

Is the .i. a typo?
by stephenbuck415
Jul 29, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Psychology (the industry)
Replies: 4
Views: 3993

Re: Psychology (the industry)

Yeppers.

http://dramaticapedia.com/tag/fractals/
by stephenbuck415
Jul 29, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Psychology (the industry)
Replies: 4
Views: 3993

Re: Psychology (the industry)

Thank you for reminding me about that series.
by stephenbuck415
Jul 28, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Psychology (the industry)
Replies: 4
Views: 3993

Psychology (the industry)

Dramatica is a theory about the way the mind works, so with that in mind, where might modern psychology classify it?
Cognitive Psychology?
by stephenbuck415
Jul 13, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: About Dramatica Vocabulary
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

About Dramatica Vocabulary

Hi. I've been google'ing for explanations about why the original Dramatica terms are so complex, and for some of the reasons that caused the layman's terms to be introduced. I'm not finding all of the references that I've encountered in the past, but with respect to those references, I don't remembe...
by stephenbuck415
Jul 13, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: A "Dramatica" success
Replies: 6
Views: 5126

Re: A "Dramatica" success

Congratulations, and best of success with your writer's group! It will definitely be worthwhile.
by stephenbuck415
Jul 12, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: DP4 - Preferences > Gender Options
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

Re: DP4 - Preferences > Gender Options

I would like to add one additional question to this thread, but for the Character Options located directly beneath Gender Options. Characteristic Notes have the option to be Replaced or Appended. Does that apply to the Characters > Build Characters > [select a character in the grid] > Characteristic...
by stephenbuck415
Jul 12, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: DP4 - Preferences > Gender Options
Replies: 2
Views: 2124

DP4 - Preferences > Gender Options

The Gender Options reads "Pronouns in examples."

Am I correct to assume that means the examples provided within the StoryGuide (Definition/Context buttons)?

Does this setting affect the Reports?

Thanks
by stephenbuck415
Jul 03, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: History of Dramatica?
Replies: 5
Views: 5497

History of Dramatica?

Is there a comprehensive history of Dramatica published somewhere online?

I would like to know when the first version of the program was released, when subsequent upgrades were made, and what those upgrades involved.

Thanks
by stephenbuck415
Jul 03, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?
Replies: 81
Views: 62832

Re: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?

Feature Request: Interactive Tiered Templates. Explanation: Dramatica comes with three basic templates: Short Story, Novel, and Screenplay. Each are independent of each other. Short stories can become novels, novels can become screenplays... comic books and video games too, can become novels and scr...
by stephenbuck415
Jun 20, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?
Replies: 81
Views: 62832

Re: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?

That's a good point.

Well, it was just my opinion. I'm certainly not set in my ways, and will be more than happy with the future final product.
by stephenbuck415
Jun 19, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?
Replies: 81
Views: 62832

Re: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?

Re: https://convore.com/dramatica/character-driven-dramatica/ "Dramatica is set up to focus on on a pair of major characters, which is difficult to adapt to a story that has three or more major characters" The above quote is a perfect example why I feel Obstacle/Impact/Relationship Charact...
by stephenbuck415
Jun 19, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?
Replies: 81
Views: 62832

Re: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?

Any thoughts? LEGEND OF ACRONYMS First I'd like to suggest that a Legend of Acronyms be created. The other day on Convore I asked what PSR was... my mind was racing through so many definitions that I simply didn't think of it as a reporting abbreviation. Several months ago on the list I used the te...
by stephenbuck415
Jun 17, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?
Replies: 81
Views: 62832

Re: When will next update of Dramatica Pro be available?

Hi Chris.

Have the Dramatica terms changed in some way, or have the definitions in the Dramatica Dictionary been re-written/revised/expanded?

Thanks
by stephenbuck415
May 05, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: New to Dramatica, so very basic questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Re: New to Dramatica, so very basic questions.

Hi and welcome to the Dramatica Community. One of the best places to start is with the material Melanie has posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnsoKOZq9ow She has several video tutorials that will help make the introduction to using Dramatica much easier than it might otherwise seem t...
by stephenbuck415
Mar 31, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 7185

Re: Build Characters

Hi Sam. The blog is just beginning--my first formal article posted just yesterday. I planned to post a videocast to introduce Dramatica this Friday, but this morning my main computer melted... sometime tomorrow I receive a new motherboard and processor, and if all goes well, this weekend I will prod...

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