Mariner simplifies novel writing with StoryMill 4

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Everyone has a story to tell. That story is likely quite boring, but you can throw in some sword fighting skeletons to jazz it up, if necessary. There has never been a story told that couldn’t benefit from sword fighting skeletons. And to help you get there, Mariner Software has announced StoryMill 4, the latest version of their novel writing software for Mac OS X.

StoryMill 4

From the press release:

StoryMill 4 includes the basic elements for building your novel, such as characters, locations and storylines, and offers the writer great power and flexibility in developing a story from the ground up. Story elements and characters can be captured and developed, then organized and integrated into the novel at any time. Associated with all these story elements, StoryMill provides convenient at-a-glance access to notes, pictures and links specific to each item. The result is a simple, yet powerful, tool for the writer to develop and capture a story, with the flexibility to accommodate writing styles from novice to professional.

“We took our time in developing StoryMill 4,” said [Michael Wray, President of Mariner]. “We consciously improved our product so that the writer, instead of having to learn how to navigate through a piece of software, could do what’s most important to them: to just write.”

Along with the improvements to its previous capabilities, this new version includes suggestions from experienced and novice authors alike, such as:

  • Snapshots: the writer can capture a snapshot of any scene or chapter in order to make changes and refer back to that snapshot at any time, comparing new and old versions.
  • Novel View: a story can be viewed and printed in its entirety.
  • Redesigned Timeline View: supporting timelines ranging from minutes to centuries, the new timeline view also offers powerful navigation tools for developing the flow of your story.
StoryMill 4

StoryMill 4 requires Mac OS X v10.6. New users can buy it for $49.95 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies), while upgrades are $24.95. A free trial version is available.

Product [StoryMill 4.0]

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