Contour for Mac1.2.8
Maybe you are a veteran author and are suffering from a bad case or writer's block, or a novice who wants to create an original story, but does not know where to begin.
Contour is an OS X app that can help you regardless of your level of experience. It includes an easy-to-understand story development system created by screenwriter Jeffrey Alan Schechter and is designed to guide you through the process of transforming ideas into fully fledged story outlines.
Effective writing aid that asks a few basic questions to get you back on the right track
Every story needs to follow a certain structure, to keep a reader or moviegoer interested throughout the length of the narrative. Contour begins by having you answer four simple questions, meant to put your main character's motive, goals, antagonist and the consequences of failure into perspective.
The application then guides you through all the other stages of the story creation process, offering detailed explanations for each one and providing examples extracted from popular, successful screenplays.
Well-designed interface that minimizes clutter, while keeping important items within arm's reach
Any application that focuses on writing is required to offer a minimalistic interface, making it possible for the user to concentrate on their project and avoid being distracted by unnecessary visual elements.
Contour features a multiple panel layout, each of which can be resized or hidden entirely, should you have no need to view the list displaying all your screenplays, or the provided instructions and examples.
Useful app for struggling writers and aspiring authors
Of course, this tool does not offer a solution to all your problems, and a bad story idea can only be improved to a certain extent. However, if you want to make the most of the story you are working on or want to ensure you start off on the right foot, you can give Contour a try.