Video Tutorials

How StoryTeller Works

Creative editing software for fiction writers.

Import Your Manuscript

Steps for importing your manuscript from a Word .docx file.

Visualize Your Manuscript

See your story like never before!

Evaluate Your Manuscript

How to use the 38 Fictionary Story Elements.

Export Your Manuscript

One easy step to export your manuscript back to a Word .docx file.

StoryTeller Start a New Novel

Learn how to start a new novel using StoryTeller.

StoryTeller Where to Begin

This is the first in Fictionary's 1 Minute Video Series on how to use StoryTeller to tell powerful stories.

StoryTeller Scene-By-Scene Editing

Learn what a scene is and where to begin your scene-by-scene edit.

How StoryCoach Client Works

Congrats! You've got a Fictionary StoryCoach editor on your team. It's time to sign up for your StoryCoach Client account and see your freshly edited manuscript using StoryCoach software.

How StoryCoach Works

Productivity software for professional editors. The new online tool for performing better structural and developmental edits in less time.

Update the Story Arc

You're editing a novel in Fictionary and wondering how to change the plot point scenes. We'll show you an easy way to update plot points and see the Story Arc redraw.

Webinar: Get Started on Your Story Edit

We all get excited when we type “The End” on our first draft. Before you share your story with others, you owe it to yourself to tell the best possible story. Learn to story edit and create a story readers love.

What is a Scene in A Novel?

Learn how to review your draft and and find where to start a new scene and how to end a scene. This is the first step in revising your manuscript and turning into a powerful story.

What is the Purpose of a Scene?

There must always be a reason why a scene exists in your story. A scene without a purpose will distract the reader from the main story. It may even bore the reader.

Naming a Scene in a Novel

When you're editing your story, it's important to name each scene. This video shows you why.

Become a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach

Your clients demand a comprehensive and objective edit of their manuscript. But how does a writer know they’re getting the edit they need and deserve? They hire a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach.

The First Scene in a Novel

You don't want your reader to check out one scene in your story and put your book down. Find out how to create a powerful first scene and get your reader hooked.

Point of View Character For Each Scene

The point of view (POV) character is the character who is telling the story at any given moment. Learn how to make the most of your POV characters.

The POV Character's Goal

Character goals drive the story forward. Without a goal, what is the character doing? Answer: Not much. Meaning: Why would anyone read the story? Learn what to do and not do for character goals.

The Importance of Settings in a Novel

Choosing where a scene happens has a massive impact on how the scene plays out. The description of the location can make the difference between a boring and an exciting scene.

Tension Versus Conflict

Knowing the difference between tension and conflict will help you create suspenseful scenes a reader MUST read.

Update Your Cast of Characters

Update the Cast of Characters. and make the most of the insights on the visualize page.

Word Count and Pacing

Learn why word count per scene can make the difference between a good story and a powerful story.

Make Your Story Flow

Capturing the reader at the beginning of each scene and making them want to start the following scene could just lead you to writing a best-selling novel.

Webinar: How to Assess and Fix Your First Draft

Kristina reveals the top issues editors find in stories and shows you how to fix them yourself.

Webinar: Story Edit Like A Pro!

After watching this webinar, you’ll understand what story editing is and why it’s important to you. You'll be given the basis for ensuring your story is well-told, well-paced, and highly effective.

Rebel Author Podcast with Sacha Black

Fictionary CEO, Kristina Stanley is here with the top ten mistakes she sees in manuscripts and how to fix them

Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

Talking about software with Carla King

Jim Kukral Interviews Kristina

"When I heard about [StoryCoach] for the first time, I was blown away." -- Jim Kukral. StoryCoach for Professional Editors got Jim excited as he coauthors a sci-fi novel and works with a professional story coach at

How Technology Helps You Write

Technology can help you perform a thorough and effective self-edit to tighten and strengthen your manuscript.

Editing Q&A With Kristina Stanley and Lisa Lepki

A live Q&A on all things editing and revision.

Fictionary StoryCoach Demo

Learn how StoryCoach helps you become a better editor.

Intro - Story Elements Create a Powerful Story

Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you.

Story Element #1: Characters Per Scene (first of Character Elements)

This week, we're talking about the importance of the "Characters per Scene" element.

Story Element #2: Point of View Character

This week, we're talking about the importance of the "Point of View Character" element.

Story Element #3: Point of View Character Goal

This week, we're talking about the "POV Character Goal" story element.

Webinar: Fictionary StoryTeller Walkthrough

Learn how StoryTeller can help you tell a powerful story.

Story Element #4: Point of View Goal (Internal)

Story Element #5: POV Goal Related to Plot

Story Element #6: What if POV Character Goal Fails?

Story Elements 7&8: Scene Impact on Characters

Story Element #9: POV Knowledge Gained

Story Element #10: Are the Characters in Motion

Story Element #11: Naming a Scene (first of Plot Elements)

Story Element #12: Purpose of a Scene

Story Elements #13 and #14: Scene Opening and Closing Types

Story Elements #16: How to Anchor A Scene

Story Elements #17 & #18: Entry and Exit Hooks.

Story Elements #19 & #20: Tension & Conflict

Story Elements #21: Revelation

Story Element #22: Backstory

Why is the Story Arc important?

Story Element #23 Flashback

Story Elements #24 & #25: Scene Middle and Climax

Story Element #26: Action or Sequel Scene?

Story Element #27: Reader Knowledge Gained

Story Element #28: Location (first of Setting Elements)

Story Element #29: Date & Time

All About Editing with the Quartet

Story Element #30: Objects

Story Element #31: Sight

Am Writing Fantasy Podcast

Story Element #32 Smell

Story Element #33: Sounds

Story Element #34: Taste

Story Element #35: Touch

Difference Between Copyediting and Structural Editing

Story Element #37 Location Split

Story Element #36: Emotional Impact

Story Element #38: Weather

The Story Arc - Start here

The Story Arc - Part 2

The Story Arc - Part 3

How to Perform a Story Edit on Your Romance Novel

Where to Start a Book Edit

Does My Scene Start in the Right Place?

Is My Story Structure Strong?

Is My Scene Structure Strong?

Describe Every Scene so a Reader Can See it.

What are your characters doing?

Fundamentals of Book Editing

Purpose of a Scene

The Best Scene Endings Have a Hook

Learn to Create Tension

The Story Arc Basics

The Hero's Journey