Question: Thank you Glen once more for all the details about the software of Dramatica and what it actually does.

I see two of the programs for sale, the first is $199.99 Write Brothers Dramatica Pro Win/Mac and the other is the same but says Pro 4...I will start with the books first and if you could tell me which one that beginners use, I will probably buy it. So if once more you could answer my questions, I'm getting more advanced in my writing and keeping in mind that I still have to have some sort of structure, with all of your help, I'm actually doing it! I love my book and your advice is priceless, thank you so very much!

Answer: As far as I know, there are no books on dramatica aimed at beginners. The main Dramatica book presents the theory in full, but it's not as practical a tool as most beginners want, and it is mainly aimed at screenwriters. Dramatica for Screenwriters is more practical, but it is written for people who already understand the theory and have the software up and running.

I should point out that the software comes with a complete ebook copy of the Dramatica book, and also a comic book designed to be an introduction.

There also is a simpler (and less expensive) version of the software called Writers Dreamkit. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the main program, but it has all most people need, and it also comes with the theory ebook and comic book.


Click here to add your own comments

Aug 20, 2012
Awesome! Thanks again Glen!

Wow! I can't believe all of the wonderful things you have taught me, as for the programs I needed for Dramatica will be bought so I can take good care of my characters and beloved story!
Thank you ever so much for responding as well as expert advice that is all done for free...not many people are out there that does this and I am truly grateful for even finding this page! My friends will be also writing in...Thanks again so very much!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and submit your own question/topic! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions About Novel Writing.

search this site the web
search engine by freefind

Celebrating our 2nd year as one of the...

 Step-by-Step Novel Planning Workbook

NEW! Make Money Writing Nonfiction Articles

"I've read more than fifty books on writing, writing novels, etc., but your website has the most useful and practical guidance. Now that I understand how a novel is structured, I will rewrite mine, confident that it will be a more interesting novel." - Lloyd Edwards

"Thanks to your "Create a Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps," I was able to take a story that I simply just fooled around with and went willy nilly all over, into a clearly defined, intriguing battle where two characters fight to keep their relationship intact, and try to find a balance in control of themselves and their lives. Thanks to you, I'm not ashamed of the poor organization of my writing." - Nommanic Ragus

"I am so glad I found your site. It has helped me in so many ways, and has given me more confidence about myself and my work. Thank you for making this valuable resource, for me and my fellow writers. Perhaps you'll hear about me someday...I'll owe it to you." - Ruth, Milton, U.S.A.

"I never knew what to do with all the characters in my head, but since discovering Dramatica I am writing again in my spare time. Thank you for making this available. Yes, it is a bit complex, and it does take time, but I love it because it works." - Colin Shoeman

"I came across your website by chance. It is a plethora of knowledge, written in a simplistic way to help aspiring writers. I truly appreciate all of the information you have provided to help me successfully (relative term) write my novel. Thank you very much!" - Leo T. Rollins

"I can honestly say that this is the first website that is really helpful. You manage to answer complex questions in relatively short articles and with really intelligent answers. Thank you for taking the time to write these articles and sharing them so generously." - Chrystelle Nash

"...had no idea that a simple click would give me such a wealth of valuable information. The site not only offered extremely clear and helpful instructions but was a very enjoyable read as well. The education from your wonderful site has made me a better writer and your words have inspired me to get back to work on my novel. I wish to give you a heartfelt thanks for How to Write a Book Now, sir." -- Mike Chiero