Step by Step Story Development Software

Write your novel or screenplay
step by step with StoryWeaver.

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"Your software IS FANTASTIC!!!!"

"This is awesome"

"Story Weaver is
simply fantastic."

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Try it for 90 Days risk free, and if you aren't completely satisfied, we'll refund your $29.95!


A Step by Step Approach

StoryWeaver is a step by step approach to story development that takes you from concept to completion of your novel or screenplay.

An Intuitive Path from the Co-creator of Dramatica

Seven years in the making, the StoryWeaver™ System is a revolutionary new intuitive approach to story development from Melanie Anne Phillips, author of The Story Mind and co-creator of Dramatica®

Over 200 Interactive Story Cards

Follow the carefully crafted path of 200 interactive Story Cards™ and every step of the way you'll know exactly what to do, and what to do next.

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.

You Build on Your Own Work

Along the way, 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.

You have a simple story from the very first card, then continue to add depth and richness as you expand your story with every new card.

An Intuitive Approach to Structure

Too many software products for writers focus on what needs to be done in the story while ignoring an author's Muse. 

StoryWeaver takes a unique approach, leading an author along the creative path he or she naturally follows but with guidance and direction

Four Stages of Story Creation

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.

Try It Risk Free for 90 Days!

Everything we sell at Storymind comes with a 90 Day Return Policy.  Give StoryWeaver a try, and if it doesn't work for you, we'll cheerfully refund your purchase price.

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

StoryWeaver is UNBELIEVABLE.  Wonderful.  Thank you!  Tell your writers it's a miracle.
-- Stefanie Stolinsky, Ph.D.

Your demo helped me more in a couple of hours that months of trying to set up my story on my own.
-- Sean Heffernan

Thank you for Story Weaver. I just purchased it today and I already have a partially developed synopsis and an outline for a novel that started with just two words. This is a simple to use, logically worked out, fully rounded program -- a must for all story writers, and at such a reasonable price.
-- Chris Degenhardt Science-Art Author Artist

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.

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Main Question List

StoryWeaver has more than 200 questions that lead you step-by-step through the story development process, from initial inspiration to completed sequential treatment!

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Reference Window

Every step of the way, you build on what you have already developed, integrating simple concepts into more complex patterns as your story unfolds!

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Create Chapters or Scenes - Organize!

Create your own Folders and Cards to build your chapters or scenes, take creative notes, or organize your research materials!

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At any step you can view and export all the work you've done to that point.  Plus, you can print out all the questions to consider while you are away from your computer!

More about Story Weaver

Your Money Back if you don't find Story Weaver the most inspiring and passionate approach to writing ever created for the intuitive writer!

Developed by the co-creator of Dramatica, Story Weaver takes a whole new approach to story creation.

Rather than dealing with structure directly, in Story Weaver, the structure is hidden in the background, behind questions that speak more to the muse than the mind.

As you answer each question, you build upon the work you have already done, adding layers, nuance, and richness to your ideas.

And all the way, Story Weaver is supplying the structure you need without ever forcing you to step out of your creative frame of mind to address it directly.

By the time you have completed the entire step-by-step path, you will have journeyed from initial inspiration to completed, sequential treatment, ready to write as a novel, screenplay, or stage play.

Try it today, and if you aren't completely satisfied, return for a complete refund of your purchase price!

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Since 1991 Story Mind has been a premiere creator and retailer of information and tools for writers.  We receive over 20,000 visitors every month, and have filled over 30,000 orders for writers all over the world.  

So, browse around.  Check out our free articles, free classes and free downloads.  Consider our software, videos and books. Plus, when you order you'll receive our famous Writer's Survival Kit Bonus Package FREE with ANY Purchase.

With our FREE Bonus Package, 90 day return policy, and 110% price beating guarantee, you can't go wrong with Story Mind!

About You

You're a writer because you have something to say.  But between the passion and the pen lies a vast gulf.

If you're looking for tools to inspire, structure, organize or format try these suggestions:

For inspiration consider StoryWeaver, our step by step story development software.  StoryWeaver takes you from concept to completion one story point at a time.

For Structure, Dramatica Pro is the only software with a patented interactive Story Engine.  Dramatica helps you line out your story's foundation and find and fix holes and inconsistencies.

For Organization, Power Structure provides easy access to your dramatic elements and links story point (like between characters and plot).

For Formatting, Movie Magic Screenwriter is the industry leader for professional automatic screenplay formatting.

Free Bonus Package

No matter what you purchase, whether it's $19.95 or $199.95, you'll receive our Writer's Survival Kit Bonus Package.

The Writer's Survival Kit is an extensive collection of writing software, classes & tools essential to every writer's craft

Your Free Bonus
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Software for Writers


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An English spelling aid for Windows that can help when you only know how to spell part of a word


Takes your text and translates it into "Jive," "Texan," or "Valley Girl" dialects!  For Windows computers.


Interactive software for your Windows PC. Use as index cards on your screen, set reminders, it even speaks!


Creates real-sounding words that aren't in the dictionary.  Name fictional places, devices.  Control letters and number of syllables; it does the rest!  For Windows computers.


Interactive Plot & Character Inspiration tool. Beat Writer's Block, Break Stereotypes Add Story Depth & Detail.

Programs on Writing


Ten hours of lectures on creating characters, plot, theme, genre, and how to structure and develop your novel or screenplay.


Everything from Archetypes to Complex Characters, Character Growth, Relationships, Moral Change.


Goals, Requirements, Consequences, Acts & Scenes: Everything about how your story should unfold!


How to make a strong "Thematic Argument"  without being preachy - how to choose a thematic topic.!


20 part program that helps you psychoanalyze your story's psychology and beef up its personality!

eBooks & Articles


Complete with charts!  Includes sections on Character, Plot, Theme, Genre, and the stages of storytelling.


Written by the creator of StoryWeaver & co-creator of Dramatica including tips for beating writer's block, structuring your story, finding inspiration, designing characters, managing your writing life, building your plot & much more!


The complete series of seven extensive publications about story structure from the creators of Dramatica.


Our monthly email publication - each issue filled with writing tips, classes in streaming video, downloads for writers & more!

Online Writing Workshops


Shows you how to build your character to make them riveting, believable and structurally sound.


Shows you how to get the most out of the Dramatica story theory and the Dramatica software.

And in addition...


You'll get ongoing access to the ever-expanding Writer's Survival Web Site for hours of video, audio, articles, and classes on writing, with new tools, features, and tips added all the time!

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*Try either or both for 90 days.  Not working for you?  Return for a full refund of your purchase price!

About Dramatica and StoryWeaver

Hi, I'm Melanie Anne Phillips, creator of StoryWeaver, co-creator of Dramatica and owner of the Story Mind Writing Store.  If you have a moment, I'd like to tell you about  these two story development tools - what each is designed to do, how each works alone on a different part of story development and how they can be used together to cover the entire process from concept to completion of your novel or screenplay.

What They Do

Dramatica is a tool to help you build a perfect story structure.  StoryWeaver is a tool to help you build your story's world.

Dramatica focuses on the underlying logic of your story, making sure there are no holes or inconsistencies. 

StoryWeaver focuses on the creative process, boosting your inspiration and guiding it to add depth, detail and passion  to your story.

How They Do It

Dramatica has the world's only patented interactive Story Engine™ which cross-references your answers to questions about your dramatic intent, then finds any weaknesses in your structure and even suggests the best ways to strengthen them.

StoryWeaver uses a revolutionary new creative format as you follow more than 200 Story Cards™ step by step through the story development process.  You'll design the people who'll inhabit your story's world, what happens to them, and what it all means.

How They Work Alone

By itself Dramatic appeals to structural writers who like to work out all the details of their stories logically before they write a word.

By itself, StoryWeaver appeals to intuitive writers who like to follow their Muse and develop their stories as they go.

How They Work Together

But, the finished work of a structural writer can often lack passion, which is where StoryWeaver can help.  And the finished work of an intuitive writer can often lack direction, which is where Dramatica can help.

So, while each kind of writer will find one program or the other the most initially appealing, both kinds of writers can benefit from both programs.

Try Either Program Risk Free!

We have a 90 Day Return Policy here at Storymind.  Try either or both of these products and if you aren't completely satisfied we'll cheerfully refund your purchase price.