StoryCards is a unique, exclusive feature of HollyWord.
27. Rick encounters Ilsa for the first time
Rick walks briskly up to the piano.
Sam, I thought I told you never to play ...
As he sees Ilsa he stops short.
You put a StoryCard entry like “Rick encounters Ilsa for
the first time” at the beginning of each new sequence (story scene).
As you write, at any time, with just a click, you can see
the structure of your entire screenplay.
For example, if you had been writing the screenplay of the
wonderful As Good as It Gets (instead of Mark Andrus & James Brooks),
some of your StoryCard might have read like this:
3. Lady turns sour at sight of Melvin; he puts dog down
4. Melvin’s prejudice against blacks and gays
5. Restaurant - intro Carol; Melvin intimidates Jewish diners
6. Rest., cont – Carol blows up at Melvin’s mention of her son;
Incredibly, you can rearrange the structure of your
screenplay at any time simply by dragging one or more of the StoryCards upward
or downward to a new position.
Using StoryCard to Lay Out Your Screenplay
Here’s another extremely powerful way of using StoryCards:
If you prefer planning your story before you start writing, you can create your
StoryCards for your screenplay — part of it, or the entire story ... and then
work on the structure and refine it.
At any time, you can add notes or dialog to a particular
scene; HollyWord will hold those ideas at the correct spot in the screenplay
until you are ready to start work on that scene.
StoryCards give you a unique and incredibly effective way
of unleashing your storytelling creativity.
... And only HollyWord has them.