Seven years in the making, the StoryWeaver™ System is a revolutionary new passionate approach to story development from Melanie Anne Phillips, author of The Story Mind and co-creator of Dramatica®.
Whether you write novels, screenplays, or stage plays, StoryWeaver will guide you through the entire story development process. Follow the carefully crafted path of 200 insightful Story Cards™ and every step of the way you'll know exactly what to do, and what to do next.
StoryWeaver automatically references the work you've done on previous Story Cards, so you are always drawing on and refining what you've already created.
Each card focuses on a different important story point, and contains a wealth of information as well as tips & tricks for using that dramatic element in your story.
In the Inspiration Stage, you'll come up with your core story ideas, characters, plot, and thematic issues. Writer's Block? Never again! Even if you can't think of a story idea to save your life, StoryWeaver will have you pouring out creative concepts with ease!
In the Development Stage, you'll flesh out your ideas, and expand them into real people, places, and events. No more stick figures or cliché action. StoryWeaver will ensure your story has depth and originality.
In the Exposition Stage, you'll work out how to unfold your story for your reader or audience. Step by step instructions will show you how to reveal your story to keep your reader or audience riveted!
In the Storytelling Stage, you'll create your scenes or chapters. In addition, StoryWeaver will help you energize your storytelling style to breath life into every story point.
With StoryWeaver’s guidance, you'll develop riveting, memorable characters, a clever and intriguing plot, the nuance and depth of a rich theme, and the shadings of a moving genre tapestry.
So don't spend hours staring at blank page or computer screen. Let StoryWeaver inspire and guide you every step of the way to a complete, passionate, and well-told story!
"Your software IS FANTASTIC!!!! I’m mowing my way through a story, literally unburdening my mind of all the details of the story, enabling me to focus on plot and creativity! Having Storyweaver as a tool to keep everything organized and consolidated is just a god-send. Many thanks for your brilliant creation!! =)" -- Reg Springer
"All writers who succeed do so because they learn early how to fully develop their work. StoryWeaver is one of the best programs I've seen for the task. This is awesome software that covers all the elements of your story. StoryWeaver is a writer's friend. You can't do better." -- Carl Hose – The Writer’s Inkwell
"I must say, having used other types of writing software, Story Weaver is simply fantastic. I am looking forward to the completion of my first novel using Story Weaver." -- Ronny Berndorff
- Over 200 Story Cards guide you through the entire story development process. Each question will open new creative avenues you've probably never considered before!
- StoryWeaver Automatically references your work on previous questions so you can build on what you've already created, every step of the way!
- Create chapters or scenes right in the software that lay out how your story will unfold event by event.
- Video Clips clarify every step in the story development process. Get insightful perspectives on storytelling from the creator of StoryWeaver!
- Web Links bring extra depth to your story. Discover new perspectives in storytelling!
- Export your work to your word processor at any point in the process for further development.
- Take creative notes from anywhere in the program and organize your existing story materials by adding your own folders, cards, and questions as you customize StoryWeaver to your personal writing style.
- Work on as many stories as you like simultaneously. Each story can be saved in its own file and takes up only 50 Kilobytes on your hard drive!
- Click and drag to rearrange your timeline. In fact, you can re-arrange any of your story materials with standard drag and drop.
- Hundreds of tips, tricks, & techniques! Each Story Card has a wealth of eye-opening approaches to story development and storytelling.
- Windows 98 and higher
- Mac OSX and higher
- Date available: 01/01/2010
- Return policy: 30 days
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.
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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...