I found Dramatica about 5 years ago, and then had to put it aside to deal with life, but have recently come back to it and I’m determined to work through it to achieve some results this time. In this case, in the short term, a short story to get some real-world experience with the forming-encoding-illustrating-weaving process, and then onto a novel that I’ve had sitting in my belly for 20 years.
I’ve read the posts and linked articles on here with regard to PRCO, TKAD, SRCA(1234) and PASS. Would anyone be kind enough to offer a little more clarity to PRCO in terms of exactly how it is used to “offer context”? @mlucas seems to suggest (apologies if I’ve misread what you have written) that the content of the PRCO should be elements of a quad, but I have not seen any reference to that anywhere else. TKAD I get, and will be focusing on ensuring I round out the scene by including the four Class events.
Basically, should I be looking at PRCO to structure TKAD events that are chosen as whim/inspiration takes me, or is there a school of thought that PRCO should contain a quad of elements to give some cohesive relevance to the scene? If so, should I look for these elements beneath the PSR Variation for the scene, or elsewhere…
Thanks for reading!