Know the feeling of wrestling with an idea and struggling to form it into a coherent story? Don’t work for the waste paper bin. Develop your stories with Beemgee.
With Beemgee, you compose your PLOT consciously.
Your narrative structure is clear and evident in the detailed outline of your story that Beemgee provides. You get a sharable project that you or collaborators may consult, as well as text exports for further use in writing software.
Enrich each plot event card with information – such as which characters take part, which storyline the event concerns, what is the essence of the scene, and much, much more.
The detail views of the event cards contain everything you need to know about each single plot event.
By sorting the events with drag and drop into the chronological order, and then into the narrative order in which you want to relate them, you ensure that your story makes sense even if you tell it with a complex time structure – for instance backwards!
By setting the structural markers you determine narrative structure with any segmentation you like, such as acts or chapters.
Collapse the sidebar and the tool bar for an uncluttered “wall”. Step back from the wall by zooming out, get closer by zooming in.
To check the dispersal of elements in your plot such as motifs or characters, use the highlight function.
To isolate for instance particular storylines or character appearances in your narrative in order to work on these individually, use the filter function.
Use one or more of the integrated story paradigms such as the Hero’s Journey (modern and classic) to check that your narrative adheres to the pattern. Or use Beemgee to create a beat sheet. You can hide plot attributes you don’t use in order to de-clutter your sidebar.
To get a complete scene by scene summary of your story, add descriptions of each plot event in whole sentences in the present tense. You’ll work on these as complete copy text in the Step Outline section.
Your plot is fully exportable as PDF and text file.
All in all, the PLOT-outliner enables the author to organise the scenes of the narrative and have all information on-hand about each scene.
Create a strong ensemble of differently motivated characters and develop each main character in depth and detail.
Create as many characters as you need. We recommend you start with at least four.
Know all the attributes and motivations of your CHARACTERS with absolute clarity, at far greater depth than merely their wants and needs or their backgrounds or appearance. Understand exactly what drives them and how their actions determine the plot and feed into the story’s themes.
Sharpen your characters. You’ll discover the plot, determine the characters’ relationships to each other, decide to use particular plot devices (such as character wish or secret), and much, much more.
Many of the character attributes are essential for figuring out the role of the character in the story. You can also work on characterization.
Heighten contrast between the characters as potential for conflict. When you know the most important traits of your main characters, compare these attribute by attribute in the overview to make sure they are distinct per character.
The detailed character sheets that emerge are a perfect guide for you when writing your story and can aid you whenever you’re stuck.
Or send the sheets to collaborators. They convey with unmatched concision how your narrative works. For industry professionals, a glance at the sheet of your protagonist will provide greater insight into the story than a page of plot summary. That’s why you can export these sheets as PDFs. The character sheets are invaluable parts of any proposal or series bible.
The CHARACTER-developer concentrates on dramatic function in narrative, enabling authors to determine character motivations in the form of attributes, so you’re is actually working on the plot by working on the characters.
Increase your knowledge of storytelling craft.
Your concise answers to dramaturgically vital questions will hone your dramaturgy skills.
Activate the context sensitive help tab anywhere in the tool under the |?|.
If you want background detail to particular aspects of story development, just click the “more about …” button.
Even experienced authors can find new tips, tricks, and advice in Beemgee, though the help is always unobtrusive and discreet.
A treatment, in fact a full step outline, emerges automatically when you describe your scenes in the PLOT section.
The PITCH tool succinctly organises key information about a story to reduce the time it takes collaborators or industry professionals to fully understand not only the narrative structure but the story’s potential. PITCH your story with greater precision than ever before.
Edit the full treatment text.
Get the complete picture of your story by turning on the detail view in the step outline section. See all the relevant plot information in an overview.
Establish vital story information such as your theme or the central conflict, define the story fully with setting and period, draft the synopsis, blurb, and logline, and provide information such as target audience and genre.
Use the tool-set to communicate the most important attributes of your story to industry professionals such as editors and publishers or producers and directors.
Present the information you need in your step outline. Export your story with various degrees of detail in different formats, for example Plot and Character Sheets.
Develop as many projects as you like, create versions (or drafts) of your projects, and set the permission level of a project before sharing.
If you want your stories to resonate with depth, your characters to fascinate your audience, and your plots to sizzle with tension, we have the tool for you!
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