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The ultimate creative writing partner.

Dramatica Story Expert is the newest software based on the Dramatica story development system. It has powerful new writing tools for both aspiring writers and established professionals.

Got a story in mind?

How about an idea for a story? Either way, Dramatica Story Expert is a great place to start. As your creative writing partner, it takes you to a special place - a story development environment where together you'll solve the plot and character problems that prevent many good stories from becoming great enough to sell.

Cast and build your characters, plot out your story, layer in themes with universal meaning, and put it all together into scenes to form a solid step outline. Dramatica Story Expert, like all Dramatica products, does something no other writing programs can do - they predict parts of your story based on creative decisions you make! You'll be delighted to see how many of your creative choices Dramatica Story Expert agrees with - and amazed when it presents ideas you haven't thought of yet. You'll be inspired to incorporate those ideas into your developing story and make it even tighter - with no plot holes or character inconsistencies!


PROJECT OVERVIEW: The project overview shows you your story at a glance. It lets you identify your story's title, author, logline, and brief synopsis. The project overview also shows you the four key threads, or throughlines, in your story. These include the "big picture" thread of the Overall Story throughline, the personal thread of the Main Character, the impact of the Influence Character, and the heart thread of the story in the Relationship throughline.

GISTS: Building on Dramatica Pro's outstanding question and answer system, Dramatica Story Expert lets you customize Dramatica's terminology with "gists," short descriptive phrases, so that questions conform to your writing style and the story's subject matter.

MASTER STORY ENGINE: One of Dramatica Story Expert's more advanced features is the new Master Story Engine. The master story engine gives you fifty-six story points with which to control the story's underlying storyform. As you make specific story point choices, Dramatica's interactive story engine shows the effect on the remaining story points. By identifying the parts of the story you know best first, the story engine automatically identifies the implied items that support your choices. Dramatica is the only system that can tell you more about your underlying story dramatics than you tell it.

NEW TOPIC LISTS: StoryGuide topic lists incorporating "Dramatica for Screenwriters" techniques including Dramatica in Thirty Seconds, New Instant Dramatica, and Using the Plot Sequence Report to Create Scenes.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS: Getting Started Window, new menus, large character pictures, updated reports window, better name generator, better brainstorming tools, generate scenes command, font controls and preferences, and more.



  • Intel-based processor
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 or higher, including 10.13 Sierra
  • 1GB RAM
  • 250 MB of Hard Disk Space
  • Screen resolution: 1200 x 768 minimum
  • Internet connection recommended for activation

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    "Dramatica Story Expert provides incredibly powerful tools for creating and analyzing stories. With its innovative new Gists interface, it enables anyone to harness the power of this extraordinary software."

    -- Michael Backes Apple Master; Screenwriter, Rising Sun, Cofounder, American Film Institute/Apple Computer Center for Film and Video Makers