12:22 PMAnthemion Software Writer's Cafe 2.28-iNFECTiON
Writer's Café is a set of power tools for all fiction writers, whether experienced or just starting out. The heart of Writer's Café is StoryLines, a powerful but simple to use story development tool that dramatically accelerates the creation and structuring of your novel or screenplay. Designed by published novelist Harriet Smart, Writer's Café also includes a notebook, journal, research organiser, pinboard, inspirational quotations, daily writing tips, writing exercises, name generation, and a 60-page e-book, Fiction: The Facts, distilling 20 years of writing experience.
Writer's Café is designed to be a playground for the imagination, making writing fiction fun and fulfilling. But it's also a serious tool for professionals, with highly configurable formatting, import/export and reporting facilities.
Drag and drop cards
Arrange your ideas graphically in cards, along as many storylines as you wish. A simple story might have one storyline, and a complex one (such as a TV soap opera) may have half a dozen - with StoryLines you can see them all at once, or just show the one you're interested in.
StoryLines allows paragraph and text formatting in story content and annotations. You can add custom paragraph styles to the built-in styles.
If you're typing a play or screenplay, StoryLines speeds up formatting by choosing an appropriate paragraph style where possible.
Text and screenplay import
Import existing plain text or formatted screenplays, exported by applications such as Final Draft. Import presets can be defined with detailed options for importing.
As soon as you have made an edit, a linear version will be updated in the Report window; you can choose from a selection of report templates, each with its own preview to help you see how it will format your project.
New report templates can be created, and you can customize many aspects of how reports will be shown and exported, in terms of the information shown and also its appearance. Paragraph styles are preserved when exporting to OpenDocument, so you can continue to use the same styles in (for example) OpenOffice Writer.
You can see an outline tree view to the left of your tracks window, for quick navigation.
You can assign on or more tag to a StoryLines card, and then show all matching cards. You can even define virtual tags, to automate complex searches through content by specifying just one search tag.
Tags can have icons associated with them, and these icons will show on tagged cards. So you can quickly see which cards you have marked for further development, for example.
Create multiple sheets in the same project, for example for different versions of the same story.
A story can have multiple levels (for example Part/Chapter/Scene). These can be specified when creating a project, or later.
Export your project in report form to your favourite word processor or screenwriting software, in OpenDocument, plain text or HTML format. OpenDocument files can be read by many applications including OpenOffice, and Microsoft Word can read them if you install a suitable plugin.
Make HTML Help books
Export your project to Windows HTML Help format (on Windows) or cross-platform HelpView HTML Help (all platforms). You can then mail your story to friends and colleagues as an e-book.
And much more...
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