Softwares for story writing

March 2, 2009 10:16pm CST
I know there are softwares for spelling checking, which is good for careless writers, and for grammer checking, which sometimes does not work very well. And I know about softwares for business writing like presentation, budgeting, etc. But I never heard of anything about software for story writing. I thought writing is something very emotional, personalized, how could it be formatted, and processed? Structuring crafting, weaving up the details, and character developing can all fall into categories of software. Some examples are story weaver 3, dramatica pro 4, character pro 5, etc. Would any of you like to have a try?
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@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
26 Aug 10
I haven't tried any of those but I know there are softwares that will help you in writing your stories. It's just that, I don't really recommend writers to use this because your stories will definitely not stand out. Your story will just become an ordinary story because there are a lot of you who are using the same style, as suggested by these softwares. Therefore, I dare all writers to explore their imagination and don't be boxed by the styles that these softwares are suggesting.
• India
3 Mar 09
Hello my friend zhuhuifen46 Ji, Well, I think, it might be attatched with some pictorial dats required to write a story in better charming manner. Like there is special package for writing 'Invitation-cards'. Similarly, this also might be equpped with many other features required by a story writer. may god bless you and have great time.
@kaven08 (84)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Wordpad is a good, free document creator. Word is nice too. If you're going for script-format, check out Final Draft Pro
@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
3 Mar 09
This may be slightly off topic, but this kind of reminded me of one of Roald Dahl's short stories, where a machine was invented that could churn out stories and all you had to do was step on the pedal. I kind of forgot the name of the story. Anyone remember what it was?
• United States
3 Mar 09
I tried Dramatica but I couldn't make it do what I wanted it to do. Possibly because I didn't pay for it, just used the free trial version.... Why don't they give you all the bells and whistles on the trial version but shorten they trial period? I think it's ridiculous to have to get a free trial but then have to pay for it anyway to see if it "really does what it says on the tin." So I pay my $80 or whatever registration and find out, even with all the full-version toys, it doesn't do what I need it to. Sorry, tangent. Anyway, I tried Dramatica but didn't like it without all the fun stuff but didn't want to pay for it to get all the fun stuff so I got rid of it. You can't even save on the trial version!!! What's the point?