At one time or another, every writer has experienced the dreaded, “now what do I write?” rut that brings even seasoned writers to their knees.
Kiss those days goodbye.
Follow the Contour system and answer just these 4 questions and you’re well on your way to creating a masterpiece: Who is the main character? What is the main character trying to accomplish? Who is trying to stop the main character? What happens if the main character fails?
Contour, the dual-platform, award-winning story development system developed by Emmy Award-nominated Jeffrey Alan Schechter, is designed to take your idea and turn it into a bulletproof outline. Contour teaches you the perfect blend of plot-driven versus character-driven storytelling that blockbuster movies use to create solid stories that hold together from Fade In to Fade Out.
Unlike other story development systems which are either so complicated that you don’t know where to start or so lightweight as to wonder, “why in the world did I buy this?”, Contour is a must-have for every screenwriter. Using a fill-in-the blanks and intuitive approach, much like a software install wizard, Contour guides you as to what elements need to be part of your story outline – effectively constructing the foundation of your screenplay. In the end, you’re never left to wonder, “what comes next?”
Do your stories lack cohesiveness from start to finish? Contour explains the major storytelling secrets needed to craft a highly marketable movie. Your main character’s journey is explained through archetypal themes – the same kind of themes used by most of the top 50 movies that have affected millions of viewers – maybe even you!
Don’t be. For many, it’s much easier to understand the Contour system by following the breakdown of a successful movie. Contour includes several entire scripts of blockbuster movies dissected through the Contour system. And if you need even more samples of how Contour works, follow Jeffrey Alan Schechter’s personal blog as he breaks down current screenplays in Contour.
“Jeff has an acute understanding of the kind of story structure that makes for successful movies. By analyzing blockbusters he extrapolates a story construction model that is surprisingly simple and universally applicable. And, best of all, it works.”
Alvin and the Chipmunks
“Screenwriting is an art, and Jeff Schechter conveys both the craft and the soul of the trade. A gifted teacher, he provides methods which will help you both structure and elevate your best ideas.”
“Contour is a good aid in developing the stories for my scripts. Love it!…”
TC Rae (screenrite) on Twitter
Contour helps remove the clutter and makes what is important come into sharp focus. It is an invaluable tool in making you make your characters and their journey live in the film and take the audience with them on their journey.
Owner, Creative Director Actors World India
Fantastic app for story ideas. I started off by using Contour on my iPhone. It was a good test to see if I wanted to expand it to my laptop. Contour really helps you break down your story ideas and organize them into a solid executive summary. I am writing a novel and the structure Contour provides helps me push new ideas to paper quickly.
As of yesterday (less than a week after buying Contour)I have just finished my first ever complete draft script outline, it is still in need of a lot of work but I am now looking forward to doing that work and going forward, all of which is new to me and its all due to your “Contour” software.
“Contour is one of the very best systems for outlining your screenplay that I’ve ever encountered.”
Screenwriter – Scary Movie, Not Another Teen Movie
Sometimes the creative process starts with a bit of daydreaming and then grows into a really cool idea. Contour for iOS contains the same elements as the Mac OS X version with just one difference – you can write while on the fly. Don’t lose your creative edge just because you’re away from your desk – check out Contour for iOS in the App Store today!
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