para quem estiver interessado (Novel Structure)

Treatment with Structure Report for "Novel Structure"Scene #1 - PrologueThe needs of a story determine the desirability of a prologue. The prologue can be used as a device to hook the audience's attention; establish a certain aura (romantic, violent); provide backstory; foreshadow certain events.HOW TO USE THIS STEP OUTLINE:--This is a suggested structure, with all your story points and illustrations already woven. You may use it as is, or adapt it.--The step titles and explanatory text present elements of conventional story structure with which you already may be familiar (see "Story Sources"). --In the window below "This Scene Represents", story points and illustrations show how Dramatica represents that conventional structure.--Each step may represent a scene, or more than one scene.--Add, Delete, or Move steps in the "Scene List" window.--You may delete the title, explanatory text, and instructions in each step, once you understand them. --However, it's advisable to print the Story Treatment report with this text first, before deleting it. You may want to keep it (except for these instructions) in your reports to refer to when writing.--With "Show Illustrations" checked, you can select some or all of the text in the "This Scene Represents" window, copy it, and paste it into the "What happens in this Step" window. This text forms your Story Treatment and prints in the "Story Treatment" report.--Protagonist/Antagonist/Guardian/Emotion characters are woven throughout the story. Weave the other characters as and when needed.--Archetypal characters have been created, ensuring that each character has a dramatic purpose in the story. --For simplicity's sake, the Main Character is also the Protagonist, making him/her a hero/ine character. Similarly, the Impact Character is Emotion. This need not be the case with all stories.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: ForewarningsScene #2 - Chapter 1-Initial Situation--A novel usually begins with some sort of temporal and/or spatial initial situation. The initial situation gives a description of a particular, sometimes emphasized prosperity. This prosperity serves as a contrasting background for the misfortune to follow.From this situation stems the orders or advice to not interfere with this prosperity--to maintain the status quo.Referenced Story Points:Overall: ThroughlineOverall: ConcernSynopses: OS BackstoryScene #3 - Chapter 1-Introduce Protagonist--Introduce and establish protagonist's point of view--the issues and concerns that shape the protagonist's outlook.Referenced Story Points:MAIN CHARACTER (Protagonist): DescriptionMAIN CHARACTER (Protagonist): RoleMAIN CHARACTER (Protagonist): MAIN CHARACTER (Protagonist)'s IntroductionMain Character: ThroughlineMain Character: ConcernMain Character: ProblemMain Character: Critical FlawMain Character: Signpost 1Scene #4 - Chapter 1-Absence--One of the characters may absent her/himself from "home." This may affect the initial situation, protagonist, or both. Examples:1. Parents leave for work, vacation, war2. Death3. Younger member of generation leavesThe leave-taking of a key character prepares for the misfortune, creating an opportune moment for it.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: ForewarningsScene #5 - Chapter 1-Status Quo Violated--Advice or order to maintain status quo is violated.Referenced Story Points:Overall: IssueOverall: Signpost 1Scene #6 - Chapter 2-Introduce Antagonist--Introduce antagonist. Her/his role is to disturb the peace; cause some misfortune, damage, or harm.Referenced Story Points:_Antagonist: Description_Antagonist: Role_Antagonist: Function_Antagonist: _Antagonist's IntroductionOverall: ProblemScene #7 - Chapter 2-Antagonist Reconnaissance--The antagonist makes an attempt at reconnaissance--checking out the situation. The antagonist receives information about her/his victim. The antagonist attempts to deceive victim in order to take possession of her/him or their belongings.Referenced Story Points:Overall: BenchmarkScene #8 - Chapter 2-Victim-Protagonist--If the protagonist is a "victim" rather than "seeker"--s/he may submit to deception and thereby unwittingly help the antagonist.1. The protagonist agrees to the antagonist's persuasions. S/he has violated an order or accepted a deceitful proposal.2. The protagonist unwittingly falls victim to some device (drugs, magic, hypnotism)-- OR other means, e.g., s/he suddenly falls asleep, wounds her/himself, etc. This facilitates the antagonist's task.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: ForewarningsScene #9 - Chapter 3-Protagonist and Story Problem--The protagonist deals with some aspect of the story problem, for example, starts an investigation, enlists the help of others, etc. Establish more of the protagonist's background that further shows her/his relationship to the story goal--what interest they may have or why they are best suited to pursue the goal.Referenced Story Points:Overall: ProblemPlot Information: GoalSynopses: MC BackstoryScene #10 - Chapter 3-Introduce Subplot--Introduce character with whom the protagonist will have a relationship (romantic/buddy/parent/teacher/or the like). This character will have the most impact on the protagonist.Referenced Story Points:IMPACT CHARACTER (Emotion): DescriptionIMPACT CHARACTER (Emotion): RoleIMPACT CHARACTER (Emotion): FunctionIMPACT CHARACTER (Emotion): IMPACT CHARACTER (Emotion)'s IntroductionScene #11 - Chapter 4-Introduce Other Characters--Establish secondary characters and their functions.Referenced Story Points:Synopses: Overall CharactersScene #12 - Chapter 4-Subplot--Explore relationship between protagonist and romantic lead/buddy/or the like.Referenced Story Points:Main vs. Impact: ThroughlineMain vs. Impact: ConcernMain vs. Impact: ProblemMain vs. Impact: Signpost 1Scene #13 - Chapter 4-Complication--The antagonist makes a decision or effects an action that causes harm or injury to a character. For example:1. The antagonist abducts a character2. The antagonist abducts powerful devices or material objects (e.g., bank manager seizes deed to protagonist's property)3. The antagonist causes bodily injury or death4. The antagonist effects substitution5. The antagonist orders a murder to be committed6. The antagonist imprisons or detains a character7. The antagonist threatens forced matrimony8. The antagonist declares warReferenced Story Points:Character and Plot Dynamics: DriverOverall: CatalystScene #14 - Chapter 5-Protagonist Given Quest--One character either lacks something or desires to have something, e.g.,1. Lack of a bride or groom2. Means of existenceMisfortune or lack is made known; the protagonist is approached with a request or command; s/he is allowed to go or s/he is dispatched.Referenced Story Points:MAIN CHARACTER (Protagonist): FunctionPlot Information: GoalScene #15 - Chapter 5-Protagonist Accepts Quest--The protagonist agrees to the quest or decides upon some sort of counteraction.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: PrerequisitesMain Character: Signpost 2Scene #16 - Chapter 5-Protagonist Sets Out on Quest--The departure is different for a "seeker-protagonist" than a "victim-protagonist." The departure of a seeker-protagonist is exemplified by the pursuit of the goal. If the victim-protagonist is driven out, the narrative is developed along the route of the victim protagonist.Referenced Story Points:MAIN CHARACTER (Protagonist): ActivitiesCharacter and Plot Dynamics: ApproachScene #17 - Chapter 5-Protagonist Meets Guardian--The protagonist pursues her/his goal. Introduce guardian. It is from the guardian that the protagonist obtains some powerful device that permits eventual resolution of the misfortune. But before receipt of the powerful device takes place, the protagonist is subjected to a number of diverse actions which, however, all lead to the result that a powerful device comes into her/his hands.Referenced Story Points:_Guardian: Description_Guardian: Role_Guardian: Function_Guardian: _Guardian's IntroductionPlot Information: PreconditionsScene #18 - Chapter 6-Romantic Lead--Romantic/buddy/or the like point of view. The backstory, issues and concerns that shape the romantic lead/buddy/or the like's personal outlook.Referenced Story Points:Impact Character: ConcernMain vs. Impact: IssueImpact Character: Signpost 1Synopses: IC BackstoryScene #19 - Chapter 6-Red Herring--Red herring (something used to divert attention from real issue) may be introduced, e.g., false clue, suspicious character who is really innocent, etc.Referenced Story Points:Overall: SymptomOverall: InhibitorScene #20 - Chapter 6-Antagonist--Antagonist may get wind of protagonist's quest or romantic lead's plan.Referenced Story Points:Overall: BenchmarkScene #21 - Chapter 7-Protagonist Endures Tests--The protagonist is tested, interrogated, attacked, etc., which prepares the way for her/his receiving either a powerful device or helper. The protagonist reacts to the actions of the guardian.Referenced Story Points:Overall: SymptomMain Character: BenchmarkPlot Information: RequirementsScene #22 - Chapter 7-Protagonist and Powerful Device--The protagonist acquires the use of a powerful device, e.g., special weapon; special power.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: DividendsScene #23 - Chapter 7-Protagonist Travel--The protagonist is transferred, delivered, or led to the whereabouts of an object of search.Referenced Story Points:Overall: CatalystScene #24 - Chapter 7-Protagonist and Antagonist Struggle--The protagonist and antagonist join in direct confrontation. This is an action sequence--the first big peak of the novel.Referenced Story Points:Overall: Signpost 2Scene #25 - Chapter 8-Climactic Scene Continues--The climactic scene continues with protagonist's point of view. The antagonist pulls a potentially catastrophic trick (or appears to) that could destroy the protagonist and end story. The protagonist makes a narrow escape, but does not yet achieve the goal.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: ForewarningsScene #26 - Chapter 8-Subplot: Protagonist Branded--Relationship between protagonist and romantic lead/buddy/or the like is re-emphasized. A "mark" (literal or figurative) is made on the protagonist.Referenced Story Points:Main vs. Impact: CatalystMain vs. Impact: Signpost 2Scene #27 - Chapter 9-Antagonist Reacts--Antagonist's viewpoint. Reaction to her/his failure to achieve ends. The antagonist makes new plans or reestablishes villainy in some way. May blame henchman.Referenced Story Points:_Sidekick: FunctionPlot Information: CostsScene #28 - Chapter 9-Romantic Lead--Move along romantic lead/buddy/or the like's story line to next logical step--perhaps a disaster.Referenced Story Points:Impact Character: Signpost 2Scene #29 - Chapter 9-Antagonist--Antagonist's next villainous move.Referenced Story Points:_Antagonist: ActivitiesScene #30 - Chapter 10-Protagonist Reevaluates Situation--Protagonist reevaluates, heals, discovers new information, and reexamines motives for pursuing goal.Referenced Story Points:Overall: InhibitorMain Character: Signpost 3Scene #31 - Chapter 10-Story Goal--Story goal restated.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: GoalScene #32 - Chapter 10-Subplot--Relationship subplot intensifies. Positive or negative conflict between protagonist and romantic lead/buddy/or the like changes the relationship.Referenced Story Points:Main vs. Impact: Signpost 3Scene #33 - Chapter 11-Protagonist in Dire Straits--Protagonist engages in action sequence. S/he is immediately thwarted by antagonist. Two to five scenes may involve chase, capture, or some type of cornering that puts protagonist in dire straits.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: ForewarningsScene #34 - Chapter 12-Antagonist Upper Hand--Continuation of chapter 11. Antagonist gains upper hand--reveals motivation. Some sort of story information may be revealed, for example, a clue or important piece of backstory.Referenced Story Points:_Antagonist: BackgroundScene #35 - Chapter 12-Protagonist Faces Ruin--Protagonist's point of view. Horrific disaster at scene's end. Protagonist's last resort fails.Referenced Story Points:Main Character: Critical FlawScene #36 - Chapter 13-Romantic Lead--Romantic lead/buddy/or the like's perspective on the events that are happening, or more personal information/backstory about the romantic lead/buddy/or the like.Referenced Story Points:Impact Character: Signpost 3Synopses: M/I BackstoryScene #37 - Chapter 14-Temporary Victory--Big action scene. The protagonist temporarily defeats antagonist. The initial misfortune or lack is liquidated. Protagonist seizes object of a search by use of force or cleverness.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: DividendsScene #38 - Chapter 14-Antagonist Escapes--Antagonist gets away. Friends of protagonist may arrive too late to be of any help.Referenced Story Points:Overall: ResponseScene #39 - Chapter 14-Protagonist Returns--Protagonist is clear on future course of action.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: DividendsScene #40 - Chapter 14-Subplot--Difficulty in relationship combined with the story end in sight creates tension.Referenced Story Points:Character and Plot Dynamics: LimitOverall: BenchmarkMain vs. Impact: InhibitorScene #41 - Chapter 15-Falling Action--Novel is coming to a close. If there has been a red herring or substory--it is cleared up.Referenced Story Points:Overall: Signpost 3Scene #42 - Chapter 15-Romantic Lead--Romantic lead/buddy/or the like is in grave peril--either in a disaster set up in a scene where s/he tried to help, or by the antagonist.Referenced Story Points:Impact Character: Critical FlawScene #43 - Chapter 15-Antagonist Strategy--The antagonist plans a new strategy to foil the protagonist.Referenced Story Points:_Antagonist: ActivitiesScene #44 - Chapter 16-Protagonist Thwarted--A series of scenes in which the protagonist is thwarted.Referenced Story Points:Overall: InhibitorScene #45 - Chapter 16-Protagonist Finds Antagonist--The protagonist finds antagonist and fights her/him on her/his grounds. Tables are turned and some violence occurs. Secondary character such as henchman or protagonist's sidekick may come to a bad end.Referenced Story Points:Main Character: Signpost 4Scene #46 - Chapter 16-Subplot--Protagonist learns of romantic lead/buddy/or the like's plight and rushes to her/his side.Referenced Story Points:Main vs. Impact: Signpost 4Scene #47 - Chapter 17-Rescue--Romantic lead/buddy/or the like is freed--but at the cost of weakening the protagonist's position.Referenced Story Points:Impact Character: Unique AbilityPlot Information: CostsScene #48 - Chapter 17-Romantic Lead--Romantic lead/buddy/or the like is left disillusioned, thinking the relationship is over.Referenced Story Points:Main vs. Impact: InhibitorImpact Character: Signpost 4Scene #49 - Chapter 17-Showdown--Protagonist and antagonist close in on one another--physically or intellectually.Referenced Story Points:Synopses: Plot PointScene #50 - Chapter 18-Unrecognized Arrival--This scene is optional. The protagonist, unrecognized, arrives "home"--e.g., where story started. The protagonist looks may be transformed; the protagonist may be working undercover, etc.Referenced Story Points:Synopses: Plot PointScene #51 - Chapter 18-Ultimate Confrontation--The ultimate confrontation takes place in an exciting, extended scene. Any backstory and substory questions are answered.Referenced Story Points:Overall: Signpost 4Scene #52 - Chapter 18-Trump Card or False Claims--The antagonist plays her/his last trump card--or another character makes false claims.Referenced Story Points:Overall: InhibitorScene #53 - Chapter 19-Antagonist Proposes Difficult Task--The antagonist proposes a difficult task or ordeal to the protagonist to offer her/him a way out of the dilemma. Either choice means disaster.Referenced Story Points:Scene #54 - Chapter 19-Protagonist Resolves Task--In most cases the protagonist makes a choice for the greater good--but to their personal detriment. The biggest fight occurs here. All stops pulled out.Referenced Story Points:Plot Information: ConsequenceScene #55 - Chapter 19-Protagonist Recognition--The protagonist is recognized for their integrity. They may also be recognized after a long separation.Referenced Story Points:Main Character: IssueScene #56 - Chapter 19-Antagonist or False Claims Exposed--The antagonist is revealed or false claims about the protagonist are exposed.Referenced Story Points:Overall: SolutionScene #57 - Chapter 19-Protagonist Given New Appearance--The protagonist either undergoes essential change or is made more resolute to their initial self.Referenced Story Points:Character and Plot Dynamics: ResolveMain Character: SolutionScene #58 - Chapter 19-Antagonist Punished--The antagonist is punished in some way, e.g., shot, banished, commits suicide, or may be pardoned.Referenced Story Points:_Antagonist: DismissalScene #59 - Chapter 20-Story Outcome--Plot loose ends are tied upReferenced Story Points:Character and Plot Dynamics: OutcomeMain Character: Unique AbilityScene #60 - Chapter 20-Subplot Outcome--Subplot relationship resolved.Referenced Story Points:Character and Plot Dynamics: GrowthCharacter and Plot Dynamics: JudgmentMain vs. Impact: Solution


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