ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Discuss the practical use of Dramatica. Have questions about how throughlines should be used, how to create Complex Characters or even the various combinations of the 12 Essential Questions and how they will affect your story go here.
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ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby pbchrist » Oct 08, 2008 7:19 pm

Hi all. I am a writer based in Venice, who is vaguely familiar with Dramatica -- I have used it in a dedicated fashion for 3 weeks, and am looking for that human touch to take my knowledge to the next level. If you are interested, please let me know your level of experience, whether or not you'd be willing to commute to Venice -- depending on the circumstances I would be willing to come to you -- and how much you think a fair price for your services would be...

Thanks!

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Re: ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby HonuaGal » Oct 11, 2008 7:52 am

Hi PB,

I'm learning the theory, too. Unfortunately, I'm not down in CA. The Dramatica Users Group podcasts have been very helpful in my understanding many of the theory nuances. They are free and I download them to my Ipod from the Itunes store. They are also available here: http://www.dramatica.com/podcasts/index.htm, along with storyform reports in .pdf format.

This is a good place to get clarification, but I wish Chris would pop in a bit more (hint, hint).

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Re: ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby pbchrist » Oct 11, 2008 12:20 pm

Thanks -- Will download... My problem seems to be that I'm reading some article about theory/application, be it Armando's or Chris/Melanie's and there will be something in there I don't know, so I open another tab so I can research some other concept, and in THAT article there's something ELSE I don't know... you see where this is going... :wink:

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Re: ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby HonuaGal » Oct 11, 2008 12:35 pm

I know exactly what you mean! I've always considered myself relatively bright, but this theory is really dense and layered. There is an article here about the Dramatica "Aha" moment... which I am still waiting to experience. :roll: I'm finding that as I understand bits and pieces, I'm seeing lots of applications in other areas in addition to writing. I used to do conflict resolution consulting work in organizations and have seen lots of dramas play out a la Dramatica.

I'd like to take the Dramatica weekend course, but I don't know when the next one is. I sent an email asking but haven't gotten a response yet. (...HINT, HINT!! )

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Re: ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby pbchrist » Oct 12, 2008 10:03 pm

nice hopeful smiley

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Re: ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby szore » Nov 08, 2008 4:47 am

I find the best way to learn this program is to just keep using it. As I work on my plots and themes, etc. as questions pop up I tackle them one at a time, I gave up months ago on trying to learn the 'whole' program at once, its too complex and nuanced.

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Re: ATTENTION LA BASED DRAMATICA MAVENS -- LOOKING FOR TUTOR

Postby Chris Huntley » Nov 19, 2008 4:45 pm

The next Dramatica Weekend Workshop is March 21-22, 2009:

http://www.screenplay.com/p-42-dramatica-workshop.aspx

Here's a link to a page of Dramatica Consultants:

http://www.dramatica.com/community/consutlants.html

This is a limited, but VERY knowlegeable group of Dramatica experts.

There are also a lot of other Dramatica users available for feedback on the Dramatica listserv:

http://dramatica.bitranch.com/
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