Story Structure and Tinderbox: how to REALLY make it work


(Michael Prenez-Isbell) #1

THIS VERSION WAS DELISTED AND SHOULD BE DELETED. IT’S ALREADY BEEN REPOSTED.

I’ve created an example here for how to use Tinderbox for Dramatica Story Structure, but the ideas really work for anything, including John Truby, Save the Tiger, Syd Field, McKee, and my two favorites, Jack Bickham, whose analysis of screen structure is still the gold standard, and Dwight Swain’s handy bag of easy to use tools.

I’ve long been looking for a tool that would let me throw the structure up, do some writing, then yank the structure away so I can see what the writing looks like, then throw the structure back–and so all this FAST, as I’m deep in the creative writing space.

Here’s how you do that. I made a video for you, and I am uploading the sample .tbx. I’m around if you have specific questions.

Hmm I should add a note about snapping back and forth between outline and map and why that works too…I’ll do that later.

public display tinderbox html template.tbx.zip (66.5 KB)

There’s the document, and there’s the video:

https://youtu.be/avuKSsMjJd8 o

@JFallows thought you’d like to see this.


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