We’re proud to launch Version 3.0 of our Story Structure Software, loaded with upgrades you’ve requested – and more! The YouTube video above is one of four we’ve made to demonstrate all you can do with 3.0. Check out all four!

This software will help you:

Develop a powerful Logline and Title.

Choose one of 10 Genres, each with recognizable traits that will help you write something that is “the same, only different”: Monster in the House, Golden Fleece, Out of the Bottle, Dude with a Problem, Rites of Passage, Buddy Love, Whydunit, The Fool Triumphant, Institutionalized, and Superhero.

Fill in a Blake Snyder Beat Sheet with the 15 key beats for every screenplay: Opening Image, Theme Stated, Set-up, Catalyst, Debate, Break into Two, B Story, Fun and Games, Midpoint, Bad Guys Close In, All Is Lost, Dark Night of the Soul, Break into Three, Finale, and Final Image

Use The Board, the fabled device seen in executive offices all over Hollywood, which allows you to “see” your movie when you create moveable, numbered, color-coded scene cards before you begin writing. The Board is broken down into four rows, 10 cards per row for a total of 40 (though you can add more) — a good average count for the number of beats in the average movie.

NEW IN 3.0:

3.0 Screen Shot with All Templates Open: Title & Logline, Beat Sheet, The Board, Litter Box, and Noteboard
3.0 Screen Shot with All Templates Open: Title & Logline, Beat Sheet, The Board, Litter Box, and Noteboard

New User Interface – Everything’s in one window: Title and Logline, the Beat Sheet, the Board, the Litter Box, and a new Notes Corkboard. Size, expand, or hide sections as you want to. Choose between 4 font sizes.

The Beats and Beat Cards – The scene cards that are automatically created for the 15 beats remain linked to the beat, so if you change the description for the beat, the description in the card changes—and vice versa. Plus, you can use these additional, optional beat cards on the Board from Save the Cat!® Strikes Back: 3 Set-Up Cards – one each for “At Home,” “At Work,” and “At Play”; Debate – “Home” and “Work”; Fun and Games – 4 cards, alternating between B Story and Fun and Games;  “Internal” and “External” cards for Bad Guys Close In; 5 Finale cards for the elements of Blake’s Five-Point Finale: “Gathering the Team,””Executing the Plan,” “The High Tower Surprise,” “Dig Deep Down,” and “The Execution of the New Plan.”

The Board – Change the size both horizontally and vertically. Scroll both horizontally and vertically. Pin cards anywhere.

File FormatsSTC! 3.0 files are fully compatible between Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. No need to export and import—just copy the file.

New Corkboard Notes Section – Attach nearly any kind of file: photos, PDFs, sound files, video files, spreadsheets—you can even highlight text and images in a Web page and drag and drop them here.

Characters – Add a list of characters with gender, age, description, and more. Link attachments to characters. Drag and drop characters onto scene cards.

Locations – Add a list of locations. Link attachments, like photos or maps. Drag and drop a location onto a scene card.

Scene Cards – List View: View your cards chronologically; filter the list by color code or by character and/or location.

Page Count – Now up to 1,000 pages, so whether you’re writing a short film or a long novel, the beats will appear in proportion.

Script Formatting – Improved interface for typing the script for each scene (exportable to Final Draft to polish it up).

Automatic Update Notification – Whenever there’s a new version.

Chapter 3 (“The Transformation Machine”) and The Greenlight Checklist with 50 checkable items — from Blake’s third book, Save the Cat!® Strikes Back

Beats and the Board from a major 2010 hit

Updated Tutorial, New Movie Examples for Genres and Beats, Added Tips & Tactics

Save the Cat!® Cloud – Choose to use our Cloud to place your file into your own personal queue from which you can download it to any device or computer.

Read about the extensive upgrades and all you can now do to create stories that resonate with STC! 3.0:

Download 35-page User Guide for Windows.

Download 37-page User Guide for Mac.

And keep your eyes on the App Store: Our upgraded iPhone app and brand new iPad app will be on sale soon!

Order Upgrade from STC! 1.0 or 2.0 (download only)

Order STC! 3.0 download

Order STC! 3.0 CD-Rom