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As an initial offer we will sell Story Companion for only 39$.
You will get all the help you need for bringing your ideas into full-fledged stories. Create exact blueprints of what to write to save time and avoid creative snags. Learn about theory and develop yourself as a writer.
We use PayPal as our partner for secure online payments. You can pay with any major credit card. After payment is confirmed you will receive an email (normally between 1 – 2 business days) with your unique unlocking code.
When you first download Story Companion it will be reduced to a trial-version with limited capacity. You can still test all the basic functionality, but you will not be able to use the full program until you buy a license and get your private code to unlock the software.
How can you go from a basic idea to a finished story? How can you avoid writers block and finish your story faster? The answer is that you create a story structure that will guide your writing.
Story Companion will help you create this structure. It is not a word processor (even if some basic word process functions are included) – it’s a story processor!
It has all the tools for putting your story together and it can help you with all the important ingredients needed for a good story!
If you don’t know any story telling theory, or are unsure of how to continue, you can always access help, examples and step by step guides from inside the program. You can also download and use Story Companions free Story Guide that is streamlined with the Story Companion software to go from basic idea to a fully grown story.
For those used to storytelling theory you will find all the familiar areas for dealing with synopsis, characters, roles, settings, genre, theme, ideas, back story and, of course, your story structure. No theory is forced upon you but you use only the parts you feel are helpful.
The Story Companion is divided into seven tabs - Start, Story, Background, Characters, Places, Ideas and Tools - where each tab represent one area of story information.
In each tab you have text input areas where you can fill in information about different subjects.
All major writing areas can also be maximized, for an more unobtrusive writing experience, by pressing + above the writing area. After maximizing an area just press - to get the area back to normal size.
You can always get specific help and basic theory guidance by pressing ? by any writing area. There are also step-by-step guides and more help to get by pressing the Get more help! Button in any help window or by pressing the HELP! Button in the Tools tab.
In the Tools tab you will find ways for searching your story, customizations of the the program and exporting what you have written.
Simple replica of Story Companion. Click a tab on the picture below to change view
Story Companion color schemes
Grapes of wrath
Here comes the elves
Le grand blue
The first step is simple: create a new story in the Start tab and then name it and save it. Now the story will appear in your Story collection (your saved stories). The Start tab is the general overview of your story.
Now you can go to the Tools tab and change the appearance of Story Companion to get the look you want it to have. Set color and graphical theme, fonts and font size (this will be the font and size of the texts you write).
If you have a basic idea of what your story is about write it down in the Synopsis text area in the Start tab - this will be the starting point of your story creation.
Here you can also set Genre and Theme for your story. If you are not sure about synopsis, genre or theme you can always leave them empty and come back later.
If you feel unsure about any concept you can always press ? to get an explanation .
The goal is to use Story Companion to create a blueprint of the story you want to tell. You achieve this by looking at your starting idea and, step by step, fleshing it out until you have a fully described story. The created blueprint is then used to write your story.
You start by writing down a few sentences about your basic story idea - this will produce a general overview of your story. If you need help with how to construct your idea Story Companion will provide ideas, theory and guides at a click of a button.
Later you break down your general idea into a start, a middle and a beginning and you write a few sentences about each part. Now you will have a first crude structure of what will take place in your story.
Now have a look at the sentences you have written about the start of your story. You break down this start part into more detail by dividing it into a start part, one or more middle parts and an ending part - writing a few sentences about each part. Now you will have a better description of what will happen in the beginning of your story.
You continue this process of fleshing out your story, a few sentences at a time, until you have a structure that perfectly describes your story.
After finishing your story structure, in Story Companion, it is time to start writing your story.
Your story structure will tell you what will happen in all the parts of your story. You will have set up characters, settings, conflicts, goals and reasons. You have made sure that there are no inconsistencies and that any theme and genre is shown - you will have a blueprint of what to write!
You can write you story in Story Companion or export it to an external word processor (where you use the structure in Story Companion as a step by step guide of what to write).
You will find writing so much easier if you have a structure than without one!
So what are you waiting for? We know that you have a story that you want to tell!
Story Companion introduction
The theory here can be read by anyone who want to know the basics of story telling. We do not pretend to cover everything or going very deep. Please, download our guide if you want to learn more about story creating than these mere crumbles.
We are a small, dedicated company based in Sweden and Spain. We have created a product that we want to use, that we could not find in the market and that we hope will be useful to others.
We have been working in the computer and teaching area for more years than any of us would like care to admit, and we are constantly working on developing and improving Story Companion.
And yes, we like reading and writing… a lot!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions on how to improve Story Companion, if you need help with anything regarding the software, or just need some encouragement in your writing efforts.
Finally! The End!
The fastest way to write a story, to avoid writers block and to avoid weak story telling is to have a story structure ready when you start writing - Story Companion will help you create that structure.
A few words or few sentences at a time are all it takes!
Story Companion is a not a word processor - it’s a story processor that will let you create stories with all the necessary ingredients for a great tale.
Let us help you write your story!
Slim and fast system for bringing you from idea to a complete and perfectly structured story
Avoid writers block, inconsistencies, weak story telling and finish your writing faster by create and structure you story before you start writing. You can choose exactly how much structure you want: just a basic overview or a detailed step by step plan.
Dedicated sections for character creating and roles, settings, ideas, theme, genre, synopsis, back story and story structuring. Where you have the freedom to choose which to use and how to use them.
Adapt your writing experience
to how you want it! Change color, graphics, fonts and maximize writing areas to get the experience you want.
Story telling theory at your fingertips when you need it.
Just press the closest ? and you will get easy help, tips and guides.
Easy system to export your stories to your favorite word processor if you want to use other software than Story Companion to write the story you have created.
Story Companion features
The software will be in trial-version until you
pay for it and unlock it with your unique serial number
Download our totally, no strings what-so-ever attached, free story construction guide.
It will give you all the basic theory you need and a method for transforming your ideas into finished stories.
Story Companion will work on all the major versions of Windows and OS X for mac. Please try it before you buy it. The system is based on tried and secure technology from Adobe (called Adobe Air).
When you first install Story Companion, Adobe Air will be installed if it is not already installed on your system. Then Story Companion will be automatically installed.
If you already have Adobe Air installed, Story Companion will be installed directly.
The trial version of the software needs to have internet connection to start, the full/paid version does not. Both the trial and the full version uses your internet connection to check for available updates (if you do not want these checks to take place you can block the full version of Story Companion in your fire wall).
Don't hesitate to contact us should any problems arise!
There is no magic to writing a book. Anyone can do it if they have a starting idea, some structure and some patience. If you never have read a word about the theory behind writing before, we will provide you the basics of story telling theory here.
Download our free story creating guide if you want to learn more about story creation and to get a guide of how to go from a starting idea to a finished story structure.
Synopsis is your basic story outline – your starting idea.
The goal is to create a general overview with all the important seeds for culturing a fully grown story. The synopsis you create is for you, to help you writing the story, and not for a potential reader or editor.
Write down a short description of your story. It should include main characters, conflict, consequences and reasons. Don’t be too critic when you start writing - you can always come back and modify it later. Focus on your story idea and where it’s leading you, not on plot holes, bad grammar or flawed characters.
Character This will be the protagonist and the antagonist - normally the driving forces in your story (if you have any other important characters thought out, include them too). The protagonist is normally the hero of your story and the antagonist is the opposing force.
The trial-version of Story Companion has no limitations other than that you can only use it for 15 days after first installing and starting the Software.
After 15 days you are obliged to buy a personal serial number to unlock the software to be able to continue using it.
Don't hesitate to contact us should any problems arise!
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“I think of my life as a kind of music, not always good music but still having form and melody.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
"Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind."
Tommy Lee, The Dirt
“We thought we had elevated animal behavior to an art form. But then we met Ozzy.”
Stephen Hawking, A brief history of time
“The uncertainty principle had profound implications for the way in which we view the world.”
There is no magic to writing a book. Everyone can do it if they have a starting idea, some structure and some patience.
Our free guide will show you how to go from idea to finished story. It includes all the writing theory that you need - everything explained in an easy way!
The guide is streamlined for use with the Story Companion software, but can
be used as a help for anyone who wants to improve
their story telling skills.
Cormac McCarthy, The Road
"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget."
Oki Doki! Right now you have to download 2
files for running Story companion on a mac.
This is an inconvenience, we know, and it will change in the future.
File 1: adobe Air (from the makers of Photoshop). This file is used as a safe foundation for being able to run the Story Companion software. Download and Install it by clicking on on the file in the download folder.
File 2: Story companion. You need to have installed Adobe air first. Download and install it by clicking on the file in the download folder.
Click and download the installation file from the link below. Double click the downloaded file to install Story Companion.
Depending on the settings of your computer you can be asked if you want to trust the downloaded file – please do.
First you will be asked to install Adobe Air (from the same company that brought us Photoshop) if it is not already installed on your computer. We use Adobe Air as a safe foundation for our software.
Then you will be asked for an installation location for Story Companion. That’s it!
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