Category Archives: Story Development

How to Use StoryWeaver to Write Your Novel or Screenplay

StoryWeaver is a list of over 200 questions, each building on the last as you develop your story step by step. You start with the first question, then just go down the list, one question at a time, follow the … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Write a Tale or a Story?

The difference between a tale and a story is that a tale is just a linear step by step progression through plot events and character growth in which the next step can be anything at all, as long it makes … Continue reading

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The Origin of Archetypes

Another excerpt from our book, Archetypes – Characters, Narrative and Mind – If archetypes represent basic human qualities, each assigned to a different character, then how would such a convention of story structure come to be? The answer lies in the manner … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: The Big Picture

Although it is important to work on the particulars of your story you can lose track of the big picture in doing so exclusively. Step back from time to time to take in your story as a whole.  See it … Continue reading

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Protagonist and Antagonist – Who Are They?

Protagonist tries to achieve the goal. Antagonist tries to stop him. That’s the simple answer, and it is true enough.  But there is a lot more to know about these two essential characters, and the more you learn, the more … Continue reading

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About StoryWeaver Software…

A writer recently asked: Just purchased the software. But am clueless how to use it and how to derive the maximum benefit out of it. Kindly mail me the links/articles which will help me understand the program and its concept … Continue reading

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A Tip for Writing Trilogies

Here’s a quick look at one aspect of fashioning a trilogy: whether each individual installment is a tale or a story. A tale is a linear progression that both makes sense logically, step by step, and also makes sense emotionally, … Continue reading

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