Writing a great novel doesn’t just happen, it is designed. It is thought out. It takes a writer who has discipline, creativity and open-mindedness. You also need a place for organization as well as a place to write. StoryMill is both.
Take your idea for mystery, romance, adventure, action or science fiction and turn it into that novel you know is within but just needs a little help getting out. Developed to ease a person into the writing experience, StoryMill is purposely designed to include all the elements essential to writing as well as providing a place for organizing all the other parts and pieces.
StoryMill is incredibly flexible – use it as your place to write and revise using its distraction-free full screen and powerful annotations, or as your place to organize every character, location, and scene that makes up your novel. You can set a daily writing goal and keep track of it using the Progress Meter. There are handy things to help you keep track of clichés and monitor how many times you use a word. There’s a single place for all your research – add pictures, tags, files and links, or make notes to any item in your project. It’s all right there within easy reach.
Monitoring time and dates of scenes and events is critical to writing. With the Timeline feature that is exclusive to StoryMill, you can group the scenes so you can see the relationship between them. Change the unit of time measurement all the way from minutes to centuries. Insert scenes or events and view the list of untimed scenes. No matter what passage of time your story takes, the Timeline View will give you a perspective unique only to StoryMill.
“Each time I delve deeper into StoryMill and take more full advantage of its abundant resources, the writing process just gets simpler and simpler.”
New York Times Best Selling Author
“I’m an enthused user of StoryMill and Contour. I think they make for a powerful writers suite combined in a way that no other writing app offers. What I find most beneficial is the underlying structure and guidance in place waiting to take you through every step of the way to completing your number one NY Times best seller.”
“Thanks for making such great software. This novel could not have been written without it.”
The Reflecting Man – Volume One by D.K.R. Boyd
Man. I am _loving_ StoryMill. An app that can help me organize my characters? Sweet.
After trying their trial version from the website, I was pretty much hooked. I am still learning this amazing app but I highly recommend it. It was either this or scrivener but I did not care for the basic word processor in scrivener – but that program is not intended to be a word-processor and I also felt StoryMill was much easier to learn. A jolly good app!
by Miranda James
Amazing! This is the perfect app for any aspiring writer! The interface is very good and I love all the options!
Durchdacht. Das Produkt scheint nach kurzem Evaluieren durchdacht. Zu den Protagonisten, Orten und Szenen können vielfältige Metadaten hinterlegt werden. Kapitel lassen sich einfach arrangieren. Intelligente Ansichten erleichtern die Arbeit bei verschachtelten Textstrukturen. Für die Zusammenarbeit mit Verlagen sind Exporte in alle wichtigen Formate verfügbar. Neben aktuellem (docx) und verbreitetem (doc) Word-Format werden ebenfalls RTF, HTML und PDF unterstützt. Es stimmt, dass das Programm in seiner Menüführung in englisch gehalten ist; allerdings ist ein deutsches Tutorial mitgeliefert. Und fast noch wichtiger: Eine deutsche Rechtschreibprüfung ist implementiert.
by Kiara Borini
Enfin en Français. Le logiciel est très bien fait, mais, alors que donné pour être traduit en Français, il n’est disponible sur le mac appstore qu’en Anglais. Bien entendu, on ne découvre cet inconvénient qu’une fois le produit téléchargé. J’ai signalé ce souci. Edit : J’ai contacté l’éditeur, qui m’a repondu et m’a effectivement donné un lien pour telecharger le logiciel en Français. Tout est ok à présent, super logiciel, vraiment très pratique.
The Snapshot feature eases the editing process. Go to any scene or chapter and take a snapshot of your work. You can then view two versions of your writing, make edits and revisions in one so you can compare it to the other. If you like what you see you can keep or go back to the original.
One of StoryMill’s best features is the Full Screen Mode, providing you with a clean, distraction-free writing landscape. No background apps, no menu bar – not even email – just you focusing on your novel. Pick any color background and any color type – even determine your margins – either way, your eyes will thank you for it.
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