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A step by step approach to story development, from concept to completed story for your novel or screenplay. More than 200 interactive Story Cards guide you through the entire process.

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Dramatica Pro 4.0<br>Plus FREE Bonus!

The most powerful story structuring software available, Dramatica is driven by a patented "Story Engine" that cross-references your dramatic choices to ensure a perfect structure.

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Movie Magic Screenwriter


Movie Magic Screenwriter<br>Plus FREE Bonus!

The most advanced screenwriting software available, Movie Magic is deemed a "preferred file format" by the Writer's Guild. An industry standard, MMS is used by professionals and studios around the world.

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Throughline Index Cards


Interactive index cards - Name them, add notes, titles, colors, click and drag to re-arrange, adjust font, save, export and print. An essential tool for every writer.


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Choosing the right Writing Software can be confusing.  The information below will help you select the right tool for yourself or as a gift.

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There are two basic categories of writing software:

#1 Creativity & Story Structure 

Whether you are writing a Novel, Screenplay, or Stage Play, you need to come up with an idea and develop it both creatively and structurally..


Our top recommendation for creativity is StoryWeaver ($29.95), which takes a writer step by step through the entire story development process.

StoryWeaver is from the co-creator of Dramatica (the best-selling story structure software with a patented story engine.  Here's how StoryWeaver works:

Most writers begin with bits and pieces of a story.  StoryWeaver helps you start with whatever you've got, then add depth, breadth and meaning as you weave it all together into a seamless tapestry.

With StoryWeaver you'll build your story's world, who's in it, what happens to them and what it all means.

Tens of thousands of writers from all over the globe use StoryWeaver as their inspiration, creativity, and story development tool.

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Story Structure

Our top recommendation for story structure is Dramatica Pro ($179.95) or the entry-level Dramatica Writer's DreamKit.($49.95).  

Both programs are built around a patented story engine that cross-references your choices about your story's dramatic impact to help you create a flawless structure.

Stories are about structure and passion.  The structure is the carrier wave that transmits your passion from author to reader or audience.

Dramatica uses an interactive model of story elements to find holes and inconsistencies and to make suggestions about how to fill and fix them.

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#2 Formatting

Novels, Screenplays and Stage Plays all need to be laid out with very specific margins and style, or publishers, agents and studios won't even read them.

Our top recommendation for formatting is Movie Magic Screenwriter ($149.95) which automatically formats your novel or script while you write.

Movie Magic Screenwriter is from the company that won an academy award for creating the very first formatting software twenty five years ago.  Here's how it works:

You select the format you want (novel, screenplay or stage play) then start writing.  It is that simple.  But, MMS is also filled with the most powerful features any professional could want, such as built in index cards, automatic intelligent page breaks and reformats and much, much more.

In fact, Movie Magic Screenwriter is recommended by such professionals as the writers of all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the writer/director of Casino Royale, and the writer/director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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Story Weaver is the absolute BEST CHOICE for ANY writer, novelist or screenwriter.  And at $29.95, the value can't be better!  Whether you are a beginning or advanced writer, StoryWeaver's step-by-step approach is the perfect guide.  You'll move through over 200 "StoryCards," each of which helps you develop one more story point and integrate it into your ever-evolving manuscript.  Each step of the way, StoryWeaver references your work on earlier Story Cards so you are constantly building on what you've already developed.  You'll never be lost, and always know exactly what to do next!

Or try one of our Instructional Products that teach the art and craft of writing, beginning at just $9.95

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$149.95                       $29.95          

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

About Dramatica and StoryWeaver

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 Dramatica 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.

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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.

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