Friday, December 4, 2015

New Tools: Amazon Storywriter

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Several people have told me my stories would make good screenplays. I hope that's true because it means they've found something worthwhile in what I write.

The problem is that I don't know much about writing screenplays. And while I may never write a screenplay, it's nice to know there's a tool available should I want to.

Amazon recently launched Amazon Storywriter, a tool for writing screenplays. It is a tool being promoted by Amazon Studios as a way to get new ideas and writers involved in the production of videos and movies, and, if I may go out on a limb here, make money for Amazon. If it gives us beginners a chance, that's all right by me.

Image of Amazon Storywriter interface
Amazon Storywriter screenshot

Part of the process is to allow others to provide feedback during the early parts of development. This can be critical for beginners, and helpful for every writer.

The tool stores the script on Amazon's Cloud, so you can access it anywhere, even on your phone. To edit the script, you do need a Mac or PC. You can also work off-line using a free Chrome plug-in called Amazon Storywriter Chrome App.

When you're all done, you can submit it to Amazon Studios, and shortly thereafter, move to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Ya gotta think big!

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  1. I thought I knew everything there was to know about Amazon's programs and tools for writers. You, Sir, have proved me wrong. Glad to know this is available! I may have to dig out all of my half-written scripts again. :-)

    1. I just found out about it today. I immediately thought of you. If you hadn't commented I was going to send you a message about it.

      I might have to check it out, too, and get my shot at the big time!


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