In 1994 I had just gotten a Macintosh Quadra 610, and I wanted to be a historical fiction writer in romance and/or mysteries because those genres would sell. So, I was looking for software in general in a MacMall catalogue, which I had received through the mail. I saw a gorgeous burgundy and forest green quad made up of four individual squares, each with the most intricate, fascinating, different, yet similar in tone designs. I spent about a half-hour staring at and perusing the ad's picture, then thought, "What the heck! I have no idea what this software is, but since it has to do with writing, let's buy it."
When I got it, I couldn't make sense of it, called them, and then got a Writer's Dream Kit because it was easier to use, as they said, "You go on the same journey, but without all the bells and whistles". However, I had gotten hooked on the bells and whistles and went back to wading through this story theory thing. Still wading...hah.
I realized I would have to surrender and read the theory book. That's when I discovered the Contagonist character and fell in love with Dramatica. That character exists in all story and fiction in human history, yet no one else ever pointed it out, before.