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by stephenbuck415
Mar 28, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 13032

Re: 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. Hi Sam. Please feel free to simply address me by my last name, Buck. No, I did not feel my question was derailed at all. You asked questions t...
by stephenbuck415
Mar 18, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Build Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 13032

Build Characters

Thus far when I use Dramatica, I jump between several different windows: The Query System (going to whatever area the impulse moves me to), the Plot Progression, and the Theme Browser. Unless there is already a premise inside my head, I start to visualize the story by keeping the Theme Browser open ...
by stephenbuck415
Mar 18, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: A list of authors (and their books) that use Dramatica
Replies: 1
Views: 4633

A list of authors (and their books) that use Dramatica

Where may I find a list of authors (and their books) who have used Dramatica to help craft their stories?

Thanks,
by stephenbuck415
Mar 15, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Switching Templates
Replies: 2
Views: 4193

Re: Switching Templates

Hi.

I hate to be the bearer of an undesirable answer, but go to Edit > Preferences > General Options > Window Options and check File Menu can open multiple stories, then open both of your documents side by side and... copy and paste.

:-(
by stephenbuck415
Feb 25, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Creating a Dramatica-Based Screenwriter Template
Replies: 5
Views: 11719

Re: Creating a Dramatica-Based Screenwriter Template

Ah, okay, I understand. I'm still new to screenwriting and am most likely complicating things.

Thank you.
by stephenbuck415
Feb 24, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: Creating a Dramatica-Based Screenwriter Template
Replies: 5
Views: 11719

Creating a Dramatica-Based Screenwriter Template

I understand that a basic screenwriting outline follows this structure: Act - Sequence -- Scene --- Beat Dramatica seems to have this basic outline structure: Class - Type -- Variation --- Element I would like to combine the best of both worlds to create an expanded Screenwriter outline that would a...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 18, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 8957

Re: Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco

Regretfully, it is no longer possible for our San Francisco group to continue meeting at the Border's in Union Square as it is among the stores to be liquidated. Fortunately, we have a new location that provides an even better environment for our group. Please visit the calendar linked in my signatu...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 14, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Dramatica Groups & Charging to Teach Dramatica
Replies: 1
Views: 4344

Dramatica Groups & Charging to Teach Dramatica

I have a little bit of an interesting situation before me here in San Francisco. BACKGROUND A while ago I decided that I wanted to start a coffee-shop discussion group for Dramatica users in the Bay Area. Border's Books was generous to grant me use of their meeting space two Monday evenings each mon...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 12, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 8957

Re: Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco

Hi Sam (Sam or Clint?).

My template is here: http://dramatica.com/community/user_group/index.html

;-)
by stephenbuck415
Feb 12, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 8957

Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco

Greetings everyone. The Basics The Dramatica Writers Group in San Francisco group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 p.m. each month at Border's Books & Music located in Union Square. During each meeting I present a lecture on Dramatica Theory from the book Dramatica: A New Theory of Story, fo...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 06, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Outline 4D & Loooong stories
Replies: 2
Views: 8684

Re: Outline 4D & Loooong stories

I can not confirm they do, but my writing project is inspired by those stories and Outline 4D is helping me keep track of who is doing what and when.
by stephenbuck415
Feb 01, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Outline 4D (formerly StoryView)
Topic: Outline 4D & Loooong stories
Replies: 2
Views: 8684

Outline 4D & Loooong stories

From http://forums.screenplay.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=203 While I haven't seen much of Battlestar Gallactica (yet), I have seen the pilot and an occasional episode here and there. That said, I imagine there are SEVERAL stories threading their way through the series, with most of the major chara...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 12398

Re: Newbie

Okay, here's another question. Could my download have come without the examples? I think it's more likely that it's not automatically opening to the default location of the templates and examples. There are two ways that I can open files in Dramatica. I can go to File > Open or click on the Open St...
by stephenbuck415
Feb 01, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 12398

Re: Newbie

Hi Teresa. There is an unavoidable learning-curve that one needs to experience before being able to use Dramatica to its fullest extent and with ease, but even then it seems even experienced users experience new questions along the way. Hi There, 1. On the Create Character what is the 'typecast' but...
by stephenbuck415
Jan 31, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: 16 Elements, 28 Characters
Replies: 6
Views: 8039

Re: 16 Elements, 28 Characters

Hi Wednesday. I'm writing a epic historical fantasy spanning three trilogies, and am using Dramatica, Outline 4D, and Screenwriter to put it all together. You may be able to keep track of your characters and traits using the Scene List. Mappings within the Scene List appear in Dramatica Reports, and...
by stephenbuck415
Jan 30, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: 16 Elements, 28 Characters
Replies: 6
Views: 8039

Re: 16 Elements, 28 Characters

28 characters is a lot. Novel or Screenplay?

I'm not sure if you are aware of this or not, but Melanie has a Dramatica Unplugged series available for purchase at www.storymind.com. I found it to be one of my more worthwhile investments when it comes to understanding Dramatica.
by stephenbuck415
Jan 23, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Win/Mac Dramatica Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 5901

Re: Win/Mac Dramatica Pro

Probably because Dramatica Pro has not been updated in several years, to which Chris admits that the update is long overdue and is in development.

This thread viewtopic.php?f=22&t=163 may answer your question.
by stephenbuck415
Jan 23, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Sequences
Replies: 6
Views: 8940

Re: Sequences

I read on another post from Chris Huntley that Dramatica has different templates and the book template has 60 chapters instead of 28 when you get to the story (forming?) at the end of part 3 of the story guide. :mrgreen: :oops: Which still leads me to ask, am I far off on my 28 sequences suggestion...
by stephenbuck415
Jan 08, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?
Replies: 5
Views: 12783

Re: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?

Either: one of these approaches is right and the other is wrong, or they're both right. If they're both right, I don't understand why. Hi Prodos. Have you come closer to finding an answer to your questions since you posted them? Based on my understanding of Dramatica and its theory thus far, both a...

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