Dramatica, A New Theory of Story
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The authors would like to thank all those who have beeninfluential in guiding our paths and inspirational in shining alight for us to follow. Though each of us can point to scoresof such friends, relatives, associates and distant pioneers,Chris would particularly like to thank Stephen Greenfield for bugging him (for 10 years!) about writing down the stuff inthis book, and Melanie would like to thank her mother,whose brilliance laid the foundations for many of the insightsthat ultimately led to the Dramatica theory.The concise and extensive support materials contained inthis book would not have been possible without the help andinput of many dedicated and insightful contributors. Whilegratefully acknowledging everyone's efforts, we would like togive a special thank you to members of the industry whoattended our early seminars, our compatriots in the aca-demic community who reviewed and scrutinized our work for accuracy. In addition, special thanks goes to Mark Haslett,who started as an intern with the Dramatica Project anddeveloped into a master of the theory, and contributed manyside notes and corrections to this book. Finally, our deepestappreciation to Sandy Stone, Mary Parrillo, Katy Monahan-Huntley, and J.D. Cochran (associates with the DramaticaProject), and to all our friends and relatives who suffered our long-winded requests for opinions of these materials per-haps more than we suffered in creating them. Our profoundgratitude to a gathering of great minds in support of a newidea.