Dramatica Pro 4.0
This application will ask you all the questions about your story that you should be asking, but probably forget to.
The app has a simple interface that should be easy to figure out, thanks to the intuitive layout.
As mentioned, the app comes with multiple modules. For instance, it can help you build a story guide, create characters, help with the plot progression, view the themes listed in the book, get story points or get access to a dictionary.
While the program doesn’t write the story in your place, it brings some interesting tools to the table. For instance, when crayoning the any of the characters in the story, you can assign several characteristics. These are placed under four different categories such as Motivation, Methodology, Purpose and Evaluation. Each hosts 16 different characteristics, complete with notes.
Also, when creating a character, the program lets you assign a name to it, a role, gender, specify if it’s a main or secondary character and a description. Furthermore, you may typecast it since there are several options available, such as Protagonist, Antagonist, Sidekick and Guardian, to name just a few.
When building up the plot progression of the story, you can assign notes for the story overall, main character as well as other important players in the story. The app helps you structure the story through various signposts and to develop the journey from one point to another in an interesting way.
The bottom line is that Dramatica is an interesting program, despite the fact that its interface isn’t going to win any beauty contests. Inexperienced users should find the app easy to handle, thanks to the intuitive interface.
Reviewed by Gabriela Vatu, last updated on March 28th, 2013
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Application descriptionGot a story in mind? How about an idea for a story? Either way, Dramatica Pro is a great place to start. As your creat...