Write Your Novel
Step By Step
Start Your 14 Day Free Trial No payment info requiredFollow StoryWeaver's path of 200 interactive Story Cards from concept to completion of your novel or screenplay. Every step of the way you'll know what you need to do and get examples of how to do it, continually evovling, expanding and improving your story.
You'll develop your story's world, who's in it, what happens to them, and what it all means.
Try StoryWeaver For Free Click here for details...
Today’s Most Popular Articles
- Writing from the Subconscious
- The False Narrative
- Character Likes and Dislikes
- The Four Stages of Writing a Novel
- How do you create a main character who is an antagonist?
- Story Structure - Guidelines, Not Rules!
- Tricking the Muse: The Creativity "Two-Step"
- Melanie Anne Phillips ~ An Introduction
- The DNA of Story Structure
- Characters and Gender
- Creative Writing
- Narrative in the Real World
- Narrative Psychology
- Narrative Science
- Story Development
- Story Development Tips
- Story Points
- Story Structure
- Storytelling Tips
- StoryWeaver Software
- The Master Storyteller Method
- The Story Mind
- The Story Mind
- Weekend Writing Workshop
- Write Your Novel Step by Step
- Writer's Block
- Writing Prompts
- Writing Software
- Writing Tip of the Day
- zzzzzzzzzzzz….. (snore)
Author Archives: Melanie Anne Phillips
If you know how to tap into it, your subconscious mind can infuse your story with more depth and meaning than you are consciously aware. As an example, here is a short poem I recently completed, followed by a creative … Continue reading
Story Structure | Part of an ongoing series Welcome to our new series that explores the elements of story structure and describes how they work together to form a framework for your story. We begin with a fundamental question: Does … Continue reading
Step 1 | Introducing a new approach to story development For most authors, the hardest part of writing is the raw invention needed to come up with an intriguing plot, compelling characters, a meaningful theme, and an involving genre. Once … Continue reading
Welcome to StoryWeaver – your step by step path to a completed novel, screenplay, or other narrative manuscript. StoryWeaver is so named because it employs a technique for drawing story threads from your original concept much as a weaver might … Continue reading
Although you have a clear plot that you have created from the position of author, it is going to look quite different to each of your characters, depending on their particular situation and tempered by where they are coming from … Continue reading
Write down your stories. Each of us has a life experience no other human being will ever have. If we sift through that to find the nugget moments, we can share unique and wonderful perspectives. Maybe each contribution to the … Continue reading
The Antagonist and the Influence Character do two different things, but both of those jobs can be given to the same person in your story. The Antagonist fights against the Protagonist over the goal; The Influence Character fights against the … Continue reading
Characters are not real people: they represent types of people. Rather than creating characters from scratch or based on an individual, fashion them on the personality types you encounter every day. Build characters step by step with StoryWeaver
Every writer knows a story needs a protagonist and an antagonist who battle over the goal, but equally important are the main and influence characters who battle over the message. Typically, writers recognize that their plot would have no tension … Continue reading