A self-editing tool for fiction.
Turn your first draft into a story readers love.
Developed for writers by writers, Fictionary is the first online tool for editing your story, not just your words.
Think characters, plot, and settings.
Ensure your story works before sharing your book with the world.
Visualize, Evaluate, & Edit Your Story
The Story Arc, Automated.
Import your manuscript and you’ll be able to visualize your story like never before! Quickly identify and eliminate plot holes and timeline issues.
Scene by Scene Evaluation
Keep track of your characters, evaluate your plot, and create engaging settings.
A structured approach to editing that makes every scene count. Say goodbye to those old sticky notes or index cards you’ve been using.
Evaluate the pacing of your manuscript based on word count per scene. Shorter scenes increase the pace, longer scenes slow things down.
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.
“Authors of all experience levels will find this tool incredibly useful.”
“I believe using this tool would help any author zero in on their strengths and weaknesses as writers.”
“It’s brilliant! Hands down the most innovative structural editing app for writers you’re going to see anywhere anytime soon!”
“No matter the stage you are in as a writer, Fictionary is a dynamic, innovative app that guides you through the revision process with ease. ”
“I love being able to visualize the story arc and other elements of fiction in my novel.”
“Let me just say that the automated Story Arc report alone makes this an outstanding tool.”
“Fictionary was a huge time-saver. I’m excited to rewrite!”
“Fictionary helped me to improve the manuscript significantly, and I will use it on all my subsequent novels.”
Organizes your manuscript by chapter and scene for editing in the app
Guides you through a comprehensive, scene-by-scene structural edit
Captures and evaluates Key Elements of Fiction for Character, Plot, and Setting
Explain the Key Elements of Fiction and how each is best applied to your writing
Status for scenes and key elements keeps you on track to complete your rewrite
Export your work back to Word after writing a better story!
Fictionary has been developed for writers, by writers.
FOR WRITERS BY WRITERS 🙂
Creating Fictionary began when I finished the first draft of my first novel. By then I'd read over 50 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.