I really enjoyed the deadline side of it. I’d like to keep it at 15 days. 30 days would be too long for me. 1500 words is perfect.
All I mean about a full story form is:
We can choose a specific variation: skill vs experience (just an example).
This allows us to explore how we choose elements on the scene level. Nobody really knows this, because Dramatica doesn’t say. I’m sure each of us has ideas. And this allows us to explore that process and share.
A storyform provides a reference to where the variation falls. For example: Act II. If we followed a strict order, we could even say Act II and Sequence I. Because the variations are listed in order.
This may or may not be an attempt by Dramatica to define chronology but it would force us to create the same things in essence. This allows a comparison of process.
A full storyform provides an anatomically correct reference to our MC and IC in terms of PS style, etc.
It also allows a chance to weave in OS, RS, MC, IC signposts.
You could go as deep or as shallow as you like, but it is there for reference. Maybe we can choose a series of four questions (since four is a Dramatica thing; I think six is the real Dramatica magic number, but four will do) to help us explain why:
How did you choose your elements?
Did you reference any other parts of the storyform? How did you implement those parts?
Decribe your creative process and how Dramatica fit into it:
What problems did you run into?
A full storyform may allow certain people tools to address problems. However, a tight set of parameters will allow us to compare processes by restricting certain aspects.