An Overview of the Building with Subtxt Process

Creating a story from scratch or building upon existing ideas is made simple with Subtxt's intuitive process. This overview will guide you step by step through using Subtxt to fully develop and illustrate your story.

📢 Important Note: Setting Your Storyform is a Must Before Proceeding!

Before you take the first step with Subtxt, it's imperative to remember that you must first decide what your story means - this requires setting your Storyform in place. While this approach asks for an upfront commitment, the advantages that it brings are far-reaching.

This methodology ensures that your narrative has a well-defined foundation, giving you a clear direction throughout your writing journey. Yes, this demands more preplanning, more initial brainstorming, and more decisions at the outset - but we assure you, the pay-off will be worth it.

Muse, our intelligent collaborator, shines when it comes to assisting you in making those crucial decisions in the Premise Builder. The purposeful collaboration between you and Muse can create a robust storyline that resonates deeply with your readers.

We're also excited to let you know that there's an update with valuable insights on how to optimally utilize Muse during this important phase. We recommend you to check out the latest on this here:

Moreover, we understand that creative processes can evolve and that's why we are currently developing a revolutionary feature that allows you to alter your Storyform mid-development. This approach, while groundbreaking, requires a bit more finessing before we can roll it out to our esteemed authors like yourself. We hope this will provide an even more flexible and dynamic way to shape your story.

#1. The Fundamentals of Using Subtxt...

1. Starting with the Premise Builder

Kickstart your journey by heading over to the Premise Builder. Here, open the Muse assistant situated in the bottom right corner. Use the Premise Builder to interact with Muse, identifying potential Storyform elements from your text, one aspect at a time, like plot points, Four Throughlines, and the nature of your story driver (Action or Decision).

2. Building Your Storyform

Once you've filled out the Premise Builder, you can construct your Storyform. Enter your Story, click 'Idea', and provide a concise synopsis (a couple of paragraphs). Next, hit 'Teach me a Complete Story' and let Subtxt identify the Four Throughlines from your synopsis.

3. Reviewing and Refining Your Story

Return to the Complete Story page to review the generated summary. If it doesn't align with your intended story, you can modify the individual Throughlines. After adjusting, re-blend the Four Throughlines using the up arrow and continue this process until your summary accurately depicts your story.

4. Developing Plot, Characters, and Key Storypoints

Move on to the Plot & Players screen by clicking 'Teach me Plot & Players', and follow the same review and refine process for Character Arcs and Key Storypoints.

5. Illustrating the Four Throughlines

After completing the 'Imagining' section, proceed to Illustrate the Four Throughlines. For convenience, Subtxt allows you to auto-generate all Four Throughlines at once by clicking 'Illustrating'.

6. Reviewing Your Throughlines

Open each Throughline and click 'Review' to ensure they accurately depict your story. If adjustments are required, return to Storypoints or Storybeats to make modifications.

7. Plotting Your Story

With your Four Throughlines illustrated, it's time to weave them together in the 'Plotting' section. You can use one of the popular templates available for an effortless experience.

8. Finalizing Your Treatment

Lastly, refine your Treatment in the 'Writing' section and download it for use in your preferred writing app.

By following these steps, you'll efficiently navigate the Subtxt process, enabling you to build a compelling and coherent story. Remember, Subtxt is designed to support your creativity every step of the way. Happy writing!

© 2023 Narrative First, Inc.