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Kristina explains the structure of Fictionary, and how it could help writers with their books.
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Kristina explains the structure of Fictionary, and how it could help writers with their books.
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So tell us what the software does it's called pictionary helped me envision it. Okay, I used it. Okay. So it's it's for writers who basically have a first draft, you can write from scratching if you want, but that's that's a ton of writing software out there. And a lot of great writing software. So that's not really are saying our thing is all about doing an edit on this story. So not the words, it's not just grammar, nothing to punctuation spelling, it's about this story. And so what happens, kind of thing of beauty in my own vice opinion? Um So, important manuscript. So 50,000 words, 100 and 50,000 words, whatever, it doesn't matter. So the manuscript gets important and the software scans it and so it pulls out um the word count for seen, it pulls out all of the characters and then it draws a story arc. So, the first thing I write it will see is um based on their book, a recommended story arc for a commercially successful book versus what their story arc is. And they can start working on it like, oh my inciting incident happens at 40% in. That's a problem that needs to bump up or go sooner in the books, That kind of thing. They can use the word count, proceed to figure out pacing in their story, they can see their characters all in one place and they can see them linked to scenes and they can see when characters come in, how often they're in, who's got the point of view, what the order of the point of view is. So it's a very visual way and then the hard work starts. So then we have all of our elements and the story elements are based on characters, plot and settings and within those then, for example, you have um so what's your point of view? Characters goal? What's their internal goal? What happens if they fail? Um you know, all of these things and similar things for for plotting setting and so it encourages the writer to them. Okay, so I've had a look at my overall structure visually, I can see where I have issues and then they can look at the flow of how they're starting each scene and ending each scene. And do they have hooks and are they varying the types and all of that? And so it gives the writer a structured way of being creative. So it's not dictating its giving guidelines of here are things to consider if you're having trouble and these are these are the places you look at and as they edit, move scenes around and add text and whatever the story artery draws every time so they can see it change and what it looks like they can see. You know jeez I've got 27 point of view characters. Well okay shot 5 to 7. So that's problem. Right, stuff like that to go. You know you finish writing your draft, you got your big blob of 80,000 words and either printed or you know sitting in M. S. Word or whatever and you know. Uh huh. Okay great. You can't see it yourself but if you have a structured way to go how did I enter every scene and you can see it together? You wait a minute. I start every scene in the doorway. That's a problem. Right. Which I use that example because my first after my first book I did that my husband did you do you know that you do this? I do. And of course I do. So you know anything. Okay I have to keep track if they sing so and then inside a dictionary with each of the elements. There's also writing advice so why is it important? And how do you use it? And what are you looking for when you're trying to fix it? And so instead of having to go look it up on the internet or you know like pick up a book on writing can look right there and so we've collected years and years of writing advice for each of these and put it all in one place so that you know if a right is just working on the characters, all that writing advice is there for them and they don't have to go looking for it. It's right hand in hand.
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