Dramatica 4.0 is a complete step-by-step fiction writing system that has something to teach both the aspiring writer and the established professional. Dramatica's StoryGuide will handhold you from initial idea all the way through to completed narrative treatment, inspiring you and supporting you along the way. It's like having a successful author as your writing partner, sitting by your side and mentoring you!
Unlike lesser writing programs, you actually create your story in the software. Here's how:
1. Structure Your Plot Answer Dramatica's thought provoking questions about your characters and plot. This narrows down the possible ways of telling your story to the one that best expresses your personal vision-and prompts Dramatica to supply some answers of its own. Amazingly, it can show you which parts of your story are strong, and which need punching up!
2. Illustrate Your Story Write specific examples of how each of your story decisions about character arc, theme, conflict, tension, story goal, plot points, etc. will play out in your story's scenes. At the click of a button, see how the great writers illustrated the same story points in their classic stories. In-depth breakdowns of over 60 films, novels, plays, and short stories are always available.
3. Create Scenes Now you weave together all the parts of the story you've developed so far. Determine how elements of character, plot, and theme will be revealed to your audience over time, and place your written examples directly into specific Acts, Scenes, or Chapters. Your step outline or plot synopsis is complete, ready to be honed into a killer first draft!
Major New Features in Dramatica Pro 4.0 include:
New Language - The "Term Swap" preference turns dry, "Dramatica-speak" into plain English. Terms like Universe, Physics, and Preconscious, become Situation, Activity, and Impulsive Responses, plus many more!
New StoryGuide Paths - Dramatica's step-by-step writing system handholds you all the way from initial idea to finished treatment. The new StoryGuide paths are shorter and simpler which helps you quickly turn your idea into a story and begin writing.
Structure Templates - Unsure about structure? Want to bridge the gap between other traditional models of story you've studied and Dramatica's fresh approach to story? Dramatica's new structure templates further enhance the writing experience by giving practical suggestions. Open one of these template files to use a pre-built dramatic structure for your novel, screenplay, or short story-complete with instructions. They even explain what to write in each scene.