I recall someone mentioning last year that people don’t talk about using Dramatica for scriptwriting because of some stigma about it. @jhull , what have you found is the attitude toward the theory out in the field?
I know that people find my stories meaty, but I still hesitate to bring up Dramatica. I hesitate firstly because it has a high learning curve, and secondly it steps on the toes of the sacred Save the Cat/ Hero’s Journey paradigms.
I cringe at the idea that it would be considered akin to “Scientology,” but it IS a bit misunderstood and (at first-impression) mechanical.