Simply put, story structure is thought organized. Subtext helps you organize your thoughts while showing you what to write next. It couldn't be easier.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no "one story structure" to rule them all. Structure is a function of intent. A tragedy follows a much different path than a triumph. Subtext helps you transform your intent into definable Storybeats.
You have something you want to say. Why not use it as the foundation for your story? Choose from a collection of 500+ unique individual storyforms, or form your own with the Premise Builder.
While structure follows intent, the indication of form rests in the unique interpretation of the individual artist. Sculpt the Premise to reflect your most imaginative ideas.
Can't find something that fits your story? Submit your own notions of storytelling, and if approved, we'll add it to the global collection of illustrations for future stories. Writers helping writers--it's a beautiful thing.
Shift Storybeats to fit your vision, and Subtext will maintain integrity throughout all your Acts. And don't worry, we won't let you write broken stories.
Want to know the secret to writing meaningful stories? Write different points-of-view from beginning to end, and then worry about what happens when.
Subtext is where you uncover what happens beneath the surface of your story. The actual writing? That happens in your favorite writing app--and Subtext makes sure you know what to write next no matter where you work your magic.
Teaching worldclass story structure is our passion. Subtext is built on top of the Dramatica® theory of story, and we want everyone to learn how to use its incredible concepts to write great stories.
Well, every week except one week in July and another in December. That's over 50+ hours of new educational material a year, all designed to accelerate your development as a writer.
We've been running weekly classes since 2018, so there's a lot for you to catch up on. Everything from analysis to tutorials to practical application of the theory.
Every four weeks we grab a popular spec script from the year before and run it through the Dramatica filter. Want to know why it's on the Blacklist? We'll give you a detailed explanation.
Dramatica theory is complex. Subtext makes it easier, but our workshops make it even easier for you to practically apply concepts of narrative to the story you're working on right now.
If you're serious about writing meaningful stories, we're serious about supporting you.
A membership to Subtext is an investment in your development as a writer. Learn the secrets of structure while writing moving and powerful stories.
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