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Idea Spinner

At a Glance

  • Banish Writer's Block Forever!
  • Organize Your Ideas
  • Create fully developed concepts out of simple ideas

Banish Writer's Block FOREVER!

Idea Spinner is your best defense against writer’s block.  Idea Spinner takes your raw ideas and expands them exponentially into a complete web of interconnected concepts. Idea spinner helps you alternate between your analytical mind and your creative mind, thereby sidestepping all logical and motivational obstacles to the development of your ideas.

Key Features 

  • Beat writer's block once and for all!
  • Create a detailed Idea Web from your original concept
  • Add unlimited idea threads to your Idea Web
  • Click and drag to move around your Idea Web
  • Adjust font size for enhanced readability 
  • Reposition the priority of your thought boxes in your Idea Web
  • Export your Idea Web to your word processor as a concept outline
  • Work on as many different Idea Webs as you like at the same time
  • Saved files preserve your entire Web: every box in its exact position as you left it 

Idea Spinner helps you avoid creative block and expand your ideas by shifting back and forth between your analytic mind and your creative mind.

When you open Idea Spinner you will see a single idea box.  Enter your idea, such as, “Aliens land on earth.”  Then, click the “Ask a question about this idea” button.  This will open a question box.  Enter a question about your original idea.  For our example about aliens we might ask, “Does anyone know about this?”  To ask another question about your idea, click the “Ask a question” button on the first box again.  A second question box will appear.  In our example we might ask, “In what year does this take place?”

The more questions we ask, the more starting points we create for new idea threads to spin into our overall concept.  Once you have asked all the questions you want about your idea, it is time to answer those questions.  To do this, click the “Provide an answer to this question” button on one of the question boxes to open an answer box.  In our example, we’ll click on the question, “Does anyone know about this?” and answer “Yes, but only one man and no one believes him.”  We’ll click the “Answer” button again and enter, “No, they have come in stealth.”

For every question you provide answers.  About every answer you ask questions.  Quickly you create an entire idea web that ultimately becomes a fully developed concept.

Buy Idea Spinner today and develop your ideas into fully developed concepts!

Product Details

  • Date available: 05/29/2015
  • Publication date: 05/29/2015
  • Return policy: 30 days

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Melanie Ann Phillips

Melanie Anne Phillips is the creator of writing software such as StoryWeaver, Idea Spinner and Master Storyteller. She is also the co-creator of the Dramatica theory of Narrative Structure. Over the last twenty-five years, tens of thousands of writers from around the world have studied and employed Melanie’s methods for story structure and storytelling including m...

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