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Write Your Novel Or Screenplay Step By Step

How do you grow your ideas into a fully developed story with memorable characters, a riveting plot, and a compelling theme or message?

  StoryWeaver will show you the way…

Welcome to StoryWeaver on the Cloud - The all new version of your step by step path to a completed novel, screenplay, or other narrative manuscript.

StoryWeaver isn't a web site, an organizational tool, or a series of fill-in-the-blank questions, but a sophisticated story development program.  It runs on our servers and is accessed through your web browser, so you can use it on any Internet connected device. As you work with your story, you can move seamlessly from laptop, to tablet, to smart phone, and from Windows to Mac, iOS, Android, or Chrome.  So now your Muse follows you!

For more than ten years, the original desktop version of StoryWeaver has been used by thousands of writers around the globe to build their story's world, who's in it, what happens to them, and what it all means.

Developed by the co-creator of Dramatica, StoryWeaver guides you through a creative pathway of more than 200 interactive Story CardsTM (individual story development steps) that lead you from concept to completion.

StoryWeaver is so named because it employs a technique for drawing story threads from your original concept, much as a weaver might draw thread from wool. Step by step, you grow and clarify your story as you twist the threads into a yarn, spin that yarn, and eventually weave it into the tapestry of your story.

Whether you already have a story you wish to improve or are just starting out with no more than a concept, StoryWeaver will help you grow your story, adding power to your plot, passion to your characters, humanity to your theme and richness to your genre.

Every step of the way you'll know exactly what your story needs and what to do next as you develop a riveting plot, memorable characters, a compelling theme, and an involving genre.

Each Story Card covers a single topic and automatically quotes your responses to selected previous Story Cards to help you address your current development project.

In this edition of StoryWeaver, the development path has been enhanced with all-new sections on finding inspiration, deepening your ideas, projecting your story forward, and unfolding it for your readers or audience in the most powerful manner.

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200 Interactive Story Cards

All 200 steps have now been enhanced with Action Buttons such as Tell Me More, Tips, and Examples to provide all-new information about each step of story development and how-to suggestions.

Work On Multiple Stories Simultaneously

Create as many individual Story Projects as you like and switch between them with the click of a button, whenever inspiration strikes.

Safe Data Storage Plus Download

With the new StoryWeaver, you'll get the convenience of securely storing your story development on the cloud, and also have the protection of downloading your work to your device for local storage as well.

“Tell Me More” Button

Many Story Cards have an all-new Tell Me More button that explores more deeply the task of the moment in order to put it in context for more consistent overall story development.

Writing Tips

StoryWeaver's Tips button provides practical techniques and shortcuts for accomplishing each task.


The StoryWeaver Cloud Edition has scores of new examples to illustrate the process on a sample story.

Adjustable Font Size

The most requested feature by users of the previous version of StoryWeaver was the ability to change font size depending on screen resolution.  And now you have it!  The Font-Size menu allows you to globally increase/decrease font size across the entire program, including on your response text!

Streamlined Story Path Navigation

We've completely redesigned StoryWeaver's navigation system to now include Next Step and Previous Step buttons for simplicity, but also to allow for direct navigation to any Story Card in the path with collapsible section headings, and a "You Are Here" indicator in the path list.

Place-Holder: Pick Up Right Where You Left Off

StoryWeaver's new Place-Holder feature remembers where you were when you sign off or change devices, and will automatically return you to the last Story Card you were on.

The Notes Window

Open the new Notes Window from anywhere in StoryWeaver to jot down or refer to your creative concepts whenever inspiration strikes.

The Story Window

Open the new Story Window whenever you are inspired to write part or all of your story, no matter where you are in the StoryWeaver path.

Free Upgrades!

Future features?  All free!  As a subscriber, new features are added automatically as soon as they are available, never any extra charge, added-feature fee, or up-selling.

StoryWeaver is the only program that guides you
step by step through the entire story development process.

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and may the Muse be with you!


More than 15,000 writers use StoryWeaver!

Here’s what some of them are saying...

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

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