Liquid Story Builder XE is realoly cool
It is pretty complex and may take me a while to get used to it. I decided to use this book I have been working on and off again for soooo long, because that is where most of my previously made documents and other such things are. I took the chapters that were in Word and put them in the “Chapter” areas in the program. (Liquid Story Builder XE— must remember that…) I also used the “notes” feature to make a note on an unclear chapter.
Then id did the characters, information was pretty sparse, so I had to put a lot if it in manually, if you can call it that. I pulled the file out, hoping there would be mare to go on, but I think it won’t to me much good— not every much there, just story stuff.
I did find a crude timeline, so at least when I pop that part up I have something to work with. I’m not sure how I am supposed ot work that part of the program, if there really is a set way to do it— what I want is to put each character under each other, with a rough date line, and show where they were in relation to the other, when they come in (or less likely, go out). In a way it will probably help me fill out the characters’ info a little more.
I think also the storyboard feature will help with things like that, or at least to put various elements I wand in, or may want in.
I haven’t checked the checklist part, but probably should or will. There is the planner part, which I need to look at a little more before I get into it.
I’m not sure about the graphics thing, but I might grab some of the stuff I made/found for that old mind map software. And there are a few things from the web. They will not be as nice, I don’t think, as the stuff that is in the sample book.
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