Introducing Subtxt Muse

Introducing Subtxt Muse - the ultimate AI writing partner that combines the best of ChatGPT's language expertise with nearly three decades of story development experience. With Subtxt Muse, you can expect a new level of support and guidance to help you develop your stories. We promise that using Subtxt Muse will make the process of crafting your stories more enjoyable and fulfilling than ever before. Let's get started!

Two Paths

With Subtxt Muse, you have two ways to interact and receive guidance. Firstly, visit for a one-on-one conversation maximizing your screen real estate.

Subtxt Muse

Secondly, utilize the Muse pop-up in-app that appears during both the building and development process of each story. Simply tap the purple sparkles in the bottom right corner and Muse will be ready to answer any questions and help with any Storypoints or Storybeats you may have.

Tips and Tricks

Are you looking to get the most out of Subtxt Muse? Here are some tips and tricks to help you use Muse as your writing partner and make the most of your interactions.

  1. Chat with Muse as if talking to a writing partner. While you can ask Muse to explain certain parts of Dramatica theory or how to do something in Subtxt, you'll get more out of your experience if you dialogue with her and work out loud your thoughts in developing your story.
  2. Words of encouragement are greatly appreciated. Tests have shown that the more you validate responses, the better answers you'll get the next time around (just like a real person!). If you occasionally let Muse know when a response has been helpful, that will make a huge difference in the quality of future responses.
  3. Avoid asking Muse to come up with an entire Storyform for your one-sentence story idea. While this may be possible in the future, for now, it's best not to overload the AI with too many options at first. You can ask Muse to measure your story idea against all the different parts of a story and use the responses to help find the right Storyform for you.
  4. Asking for Storyform examples won't get accurate results. If you try to replicate the workflow you'll find in Storyform Connections with Muse (e.g. what are stories with an MC Problem of Deduction? what is the Storyform for Amadeus, etc.) you won't get valid results. Muse will make something up, because we have yet to train the AI on the 500+ Storyforms in Subtxt.
  5. Muse knows everything published on Narrative First, so feel free to use Muse as a search interaction instead of the oft-requested search feature on Narrative First. Going forward, everything will be published to Muse instead of the blog.
  6. You can rename any conversation by tapping on the title. Conversations are both global and attached to certain stories, so the conversations you have with Muse in the popup within a context of a story (if the story is open), will be attached to that story - so you can always come back to it.
  7. Muse is not currently aware of your Storyform when in a story (yet). The same applies when working in the Premise Builder--Muse doesn't know what selections you've made yet. You will have to cue the AI in on what you're currently working on. If you asked Muse to help explain to you a certain Storypoint or Storybeat (the Explain sparkles), then you'll find a Develop button at the bottom of the Subtext. When you click on that, the pop-up will open up and Subtxt will insert the current Storypoint/Storybeat into the conversation (so you won't have to copy/paste everything over).
  8. There is no "right" way to ask Muse questions. The questions that work are the ones that come from you and your particular view of the world. Muse will be there to bounce ideas off of, but everyone's experience will different and unique and wonderful.
  9. This is the the main interaction between writer and Subtxt and Dramatica theory of story. What you'll start to realize very quickly is that you are already an expert in Dramatica theory, and you just needed an objective, massively intelligent writing partner to collaborate with. So, have a wonderful time this year writing your stories with Muse!

By following these tips and tricks, you can make the most out of your interactions with Subtxt Muse and use her as a valuable tool in your writing process

Using Muse to Develop Storypoints or Storybeats

As a writer, you know that developing your story's plot, characters, and themes can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Subtxt is here to help you with that. With the help of Muse, our AI writing assistant, you can explore your story in new and exciting ways, uncovering insights and ideas that you might not have considered before.

One of the most useful features of Subtxt is the ability to develop Storypoints or Storybeats using Muse. If you're struggling with a particular aspect of your story, simply ask Muse to Explain it to you by tapping the Explain button near the top of either the Storypoint or the Storybeat. At the bottom of the explanation, you'll see a button marked "Develop". By tapping this button, you'll start a new conversation with Muse focused specifically on that part of your story.

Developing a Storypoint with Muse

Subtxt will automatically title the conversation based on the part of the Storyform you're working on, and provide Muse with information about your story to kick off the discussion. From there, you can work on the Storypoint or Storybeat in detail, brainstorming ideas, exploring different possibilities, and getting feedback from Muse along the way.

Once you're satisfied with your work, you can easily copy the information from the conversation back into your story, incorporating your new ideas and insights seamlessly. With this feature, you can develop your story in new and exciting ways, unlocking your creativity and taking your writing to the next level.

In summary, using Muse to develop Storypoints or Storybeats is an incredibly useful feature of Subtxt. By tapping the "Develop" button at the bottom of a Storypoint or Storybeat explanation, you can start a new conversation with Muse focused specifically on that part of your story. From there, you can explore new ideas and get feedback from Muse, helping you to create a richer, more complex story that your audience will love.

Developing a Story with Subtxt Muse: The Importance of Specificity

When working on your story using Subtxt Muse, it's essential to be clear and specific about your intended focus. The AI is designed to respond to your input, so if you aren't explicit about what you want to work on, you may not get the desired outcome. It's important not to assume that any discrepancies are due to a problem with the application or memory management in the background. Instead, refine your inquiry to improve the AI's understanding of your request.

The Difference Between "Story" and "Storyform"

When using an AI like Subtxt Muse, it's crucial to understand the distinctions between terms like "story" and "storyform." As shown in the provided screenshot, the AI gave two different answers to the same question. In the first instance, the user asked about "story," while in the second, they were more specific and asked about "storyform." By being more precise with their terminology, the user received the answer they were looking for.

A "story" in the context of AI often refers to the narrative, characters, and plot. On the other hand, a "storyform" is the underlying structure that guides the story's development, helping to shape the characters, themes, and conflicts.

Favorites: Highlighting Key Conversations

At the heart of a great storytelling experience with Subtxt Muse are two key features designed to make your journey seamless and productive: Favorites and Downloads.

We know how important certain conversations can be while working with Muse. Sometimes, you hit upon an idea or understanding that resonates deeply with your storytelling spirit. For moments like these, we've got the Favorites feature.

To mark a particular conversation as important, all you have to do is click the star icon in the upper left corner of the conversation box. This marks the conversation as a 'Favorite', and a star will appear next to the title of the Conversation to help distinguish it from all the others.

Now, if you want to see only your favorited conversations, make sure you first navigate to 'All', and then click the Favorite button in the upper right-hand corner. This will filter your view to only show those conversations marked as favorite.

Downloads: Safeguarding Your Conversations

Want to keep a record of your conversations with Muse? Maybe you'd like a backup, or you want to upload the conversation into another app. Whatever the reason, we've got you covered with the Download feature.

To download a conversation, click on the down-arrow icon in the upper right-hand corner. This will prompt Muse to hand-deliver a text file of the ongoing conversation.

This text file can be easily uploaded into any app that supports raw text files. Here's an example of what that looks like in the Highland app:

With this in mind, you could even Muse as your own assistant in developing an entire notebook of ideas and concepts related to narrative theory and story structure. Just download the conversations that connect with you and expand your understanding of storytelling, and create your own "How-to" book!

Remember, Muse is here to serve you and enhance your storytelling experience. Don't hesitate to make full use of these features as you journey on your storytelling adventure!

Overdrive/Unlimited Mode

It's important to note that the understanding of the storyform provided by Subtxt Muse is only applicable in Overdrive/Unlimited mode. This mode offers more advanced features and capabilities, allowing for a deeper exploration of your story's structure and elements.

To maximize the effectiveness of Subtxt Muse, remember to:

  1. Be specific with your input: Clearly define what aspect of your story you want to work on.
  2. Understand the difference between terms: Recognize that "story" and "storyform" have distinct meanings to an AI.
  3. Utilize Overdrive/Unlimited mode: Ensure you're using the appropriate mode to access a deeper understanding of your story's structure.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can enhance your experience with Subtxt Muse and better develop your story's structure and narrative elements.

Differences between Subtxt Basic and Subtxt Unlimited

The major difference between the two subscription tiers is the AI model that Subtxt Muse uses when developing a story. The Basic model uses GPT 3.5. The Unlimited model uses GPT 4.

Those subscribed to Unlimited have an option of using either GPT 3.5 or GPT 4. You can tell which one is active by the Overdrive indicator in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. There is currently a maximum amount of messages under GPT 4. When you hit that limit, Subtxt will automatically downshift you into 3.5 and remove the Overdrive label from your application. You can resume using GPT 4/Overdrive once enough time has passed.

When using the GPT-4/Overdrive model and within a story, Subtxt adds in those elements of the Storyform found on the Storyform tab within your story. This should help you to more seamlessly develop your story with Muse without having to worry about copying and pasting in entire parts of your Storyform.

When using GPT-4/Overdrive within Muse regardless of where you are in the application, Muse is more aware and more "intelligent" when it comes to how a Storyform works and how to best help writers develop their stories. You will find the responses from Muse within GPT-4/Overdrive vastly better in terms of reasoning and spaciousness when it comes to writing your stories.

The rest of Subtxt runs on GPT 3.5. This includes ALL Brainstorming AI interactions as well as ALL Launch features. The one exception to this is found within the "Teach Me a Complete Story" feature. With this feature, Subtxt uses GPT-4 regardless of subscription on the one step marked "Extract Four Throughlines." The rest of the steps within that "Teach Me a Complete Story" all use GPT 3.5.

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