The Story Editing Tool for Fiction

Your STORY matters.

Fictionary is online software that simplifies story editing.

Be your own editor. Tell better stories.

(No credit card required)

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Visualize Your Story

The Story Arc, Automated

Import your manuscript and Fictionary creates powerful visuals such as the Story Arc.

12 additional reports help you visualize and improve your story like never before.

Evaluate Your Story

Scene By Scene Evaluation

Evaluate your writing against 38 key story elements. Keep track of your characters, improve your plot, and create engaging settings.

A structured approach to story editing that makes every scene count. Say goodbye to those old sticky notes or index cards.

Improve Your Story

Editing Advice At Your Finger Tips

Insightful tips for improving your story exactly when you need them!

Common manuscript problems such as scenes with no purpose, confusing points of view, or empty stages are quickly highlighted.

Finish Your Novel

D.S. Kane

Amazon Bestselling Author

     

“I wrote MINDFIELD using Fictionary. The software was very helpful in editing my first and subsequent drafts.

Kirkus Reviews honored the book.

Your manuscript deserves a great story editor. That's you!


Free Trial

$0

Try free for 14 days.

(No credit card required.)


Monthly

$20 /month

Tell better stories.

($US /month, cancel anytime.)


Annual

$200 /year

Only 10% of the

cost of an editor.

($US billed annually.)


Fictionary works with  Word .docx files and runs in  Safari and  Chrome (Mac or PC).

Features

  Import Manuscript

Organizes your manuscript by chapter and scene for editing in the app

  Guide

Guides you through a comprehensive, scene-by-scene story edit

  Visualize

See your manuscript like never before with 13 powerful visuals

  Evaluate

Captures and evaluates Key Story Elements for Character, Plot, and Setting

  Rewrite Tips

Explain the Key Story Elements and how each is best applied to your writing

   Export Manuscript

Export your work back to Word after writing a better story!

Fictionary was developed for writers by writers.

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Kristina Stanley

Fictionary's CEO & Secret Sauce!

Bestselling Author
Stone Mountain Mystery Series

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Mathew Stanley

Customer Support 🙂

Business Development

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Michael Conn

Product Development

Indie Author

FOR WRITERS BY WRITERS 🙂

Creating Fictionary began when I finished the first draft of my first novel. By then I'd read over 70 how-to-write and how-to-self-edit books. I’d taken writing courses and workshops, and had 100s of writing and rewriting tips swirling about in my head.

I knew I had to begin the rewriting process and improve the quality of my draft before sharing my work but I didn’t know how to go about it.

HOW TO EVALUATE AND EDIT?

How was I supposed to remember the torrent of advice and apply it to each scene? A spreadsheet, that’s how!

I created a spreadsheet with a chapter-by-chapter, scene-by-scene structure. Then I listed the different writing advice I needed to consider for EVERY scene. I ended up with over 35 “Key Elements of Fiction”. I used the reports from the spreadsheet to visualize my novel.

VALIDATION

After the hard work of self-evaluating and rewriting my drafts, the high quality of my fiction was validated when my first two novels were shortlisted for prestigious crime writing awards and I landed my publisher (Imajin Books).

My first editor said: “If every manuscript was this good, my job would be so easy!”

The next exciting moment came when DESCENT, my first novel, hit #1 on Amazon’s hot new releases. I’ve since sold the German rights to Luzifer-Verlag for publication in Germany. Imajin Books also published BLAZE and AVALANCHE.

THE SEARCH

Along came Michael with MAXWELL HUXLEY’S DEMON and THE RIGHT TURN, and we ran the same spreadsheet. By this time we’d covered the mystery, horror, and young adult genres.

Surely we weren’t the first authors to struggle with rewriting our first drafts, so we searched for an app to address our problem but found nothing. We did discover that many writers struggled with rewriting drafts and ended up using tools such as spreadsheets, whiteboards, or yellow stickies.

THE IDEA

That’s when it hit us. We thought other writers could benefit from our immediate approach to evaluating, editing, and rewriting first drafts.

The excitement was too much for Mathew to sit by and watch, so he decided to get involved. He knows technology and how to run a business.

THE PRODUCT

Michael, Mathew, and I developed Fictionary in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

We’d love to hear from you, understand your rewriting challenges, and incorporate your ideas into Fictionary.

Our goal is to help writers tell better stories.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Kristina

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