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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
Grand Argument Stories
The Scope of Dramatica
Author's Intent
When to Use Dramatica
How This Book Is Arranged
Foundations
The Story Mind
The Four Throughlines
Character Character Character
Introduction to Characters
Hero Is a Four Letter Word
Overall Story and Subjective Characters
Overall Story Characters
Archetypal Characters
Protagonist
Antagonist
Reason & Emotion
Sidekick & Skeptic
Guardian & Contagonist
Complex Characters
Drivers and Passengers
Drivers
Passengers
Archetypes in Star Wars
Drivers and Passengers in Star Wars
Drivers and Passengers in The Wizard of Oz
Archetypes in The Wizard of Oz
Action and Decision Elements of Drivers and Passengers
Split Archetypes in Quads
The 16 Motivation Elements in Star Wars
The 16 Motivation Elements in Jaws
Grouping the 16 Motivation Elements
Star Wars Characters in Four Motivation Quads
"Oz" Characters in Four Motivation Quads
Jaws Characters in Four Motivation Quads
Complex Motivation Characteristics
Rules for Building Characters?
Complex Characters in Gone With the Wind
Principal Characters in Rear Window
Other Character Dimensions
The Sixty-Four Element Question
Mapping the Archetypal Pattern
Archetypal Methodologies
Complex Dimensional Patterns
Subjective Characters
The Main Character: One of a Kind
Subjective Characters and the Overall Story
The Crucial Element
Problem Solving and Justification
What are Justifications?
What is Problem Solving?
Why We Justify
A Simple Example of Problem Solving
Defining the Problem
The Justified Main Character
What Exactly Is Theme?
Describing The Story's Problem
Throughlines
Concerns:
Issues
Problems
Matching Points Of View To The Chart
Overall Story Throughline
Main Character Throughline
Impact Character Throughline
Subjective Story Throughline
Throughlines and Beyond
CONCERNS
Plot Story Points
Plot Progression
Acts
Another View: 3 Act Progressions
Sequences
Three Act Progressions
Four Act Progressions
Scenes
What's in a Scene?
Characters and Scenes
Events
Events and Throughlines
Events Masquerading as Scenes
Modes of Expression
Grid of Dramatica Genres
The Four Stages of Communication
Character Dynamics
Plot Dynamics
Storyforming Structural Story Points
Selecting the Throughlines in your story
Picking the proper Classes for the Throughlines in your Story
Selecting Plot Story Points
Static Plot Story Points
Progressive Plot Story Points
ACTS
Selecting Thematic Story Points
Selecting Character Story Points
Change Characters and the Crucial Element
Steadfast Characters and the Crucial Element
Introduction To Storyencoding
Encoding Overall Story Characters
Encoding Subjective Characters
The Main Character is Not Necessarily the Protagonist
Encoding Mental Sex
Encoding Theme
Encoding the Overall Story Theme
Encoding Theme for the Other Throughlines
Encoding Plot
Encoding Progressive Plot Story Points
Signposts and Journeys
Main Character Throughline Plot Progression
Impact Character Throughline Plot Progression
Subjective Story Throughline Plot Progression
Encoding Genre
STORYWEAVING and STRUCTURE
Storyweaving Static Story Points
Storyweaving Characters
Storyweaving And Storytelling
Spatial techniques:
Temporal techniques:
Non-causality
Tips for Short Stories
Tips for Episodic Television Series
Characters in Episodic Series
Plot in Episodic Series
Theme in Episodic Series
Genre in Episodic Series
Tips for Novels
Tips for Motion Pictures
The Rule of Threes
Hand-offs
About the Audience
Writing for Oneself
The Author as Main Character
Writing for Groups
A Quick Lesson in Propaganda
The Leftovers
Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is?
Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is?
Constructive Criticism Constructive Criticism
Constructive Criticism Constructive Criticism Constructive Criticism
Vocabulary
Vocabulary Grammar
Dramatica Vocabulary
Dramatica Synonyms
Semantic Items
64 Variations
64 Elements
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