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14.11.2017 01:05    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: damn good novel  dramatic novel  writing a dramatic novel  
A "DAMN GOOD NOVEL" is intense, and to be intense, a novel must be dramatic. A dramatic novel embodies the following characteristics: it focuses on a central character...
06.03.2014 19:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Scenes      Tags: scenes  spec script  television comedy  drama series  
There are probably many more features that could be listed to describe scenes that “work” or “don’t work,” but here are some essentials.
23.11.2012 13:19    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Creative Nonfiction      Tags: richard goodman  fiction techniques  drama  
We writers all want it. We all need it. We want our readers to be thrilled, excited, moved, and, most of all, not bored.
16.07.2012 17:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Creative Writing      Tags: thirty-six dramatic situations  georges polti  
The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance.
19.08.2011 02:53    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: main character  change your reader or audience  dramatica pro  
Suppose your audience/reader and your Main Character do NOT agree in attitudes about the central issue of the story.
21.06.2011 13:40    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Plotting  Structure  Writing Craft  Writing Plot  Writing Tips  Writing Subplot      Tags: plot  plotting  subplots  dramatic  melanie anne phillips  
Dramatica divides "subplots" into two types: Those that run parallel and don't really affect each other Dramatically, and those that are dramatically hinged together.
06.06.2011 15:37    Comments: 0    Categories: Screenwriting  Writing Characters      Tags: dramatica  archetypes  melanie anne phillip  chris huntley  
Archetypes exist as a form of storytelling shorthand. Because they are immediately recognizable, an author may choose to use different archetypal characters for a variety of reasons:
06.06.2011 15:31    Comments: 0    Categories: Screenwriting  Writing Conflict      Tags: drama is conflict  screenplays  jeff bollow  
Last weekend, I held another sold-out workshop at Fox in Sydney, and, as is usually the case at my workshops, I found a new way of presenting an idea that helped me grasp it better.
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