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Scribi in Action

More than just a text editor.

The core design principle behind Scribi is simple: you should be able to plan, develop, write, and publish your next book without ever having to leave Scribi a single time to make it happen. Every aspect of Scribi Writer’s Studio is meant to make your life as a writer easier, more efficient, and more organized.

The following images and animated GIFs are early wireframes of Scribi’s various screens. The amazing team at Brainhub have some top-notch UX/UI designers, who are designing and testing every screen to be as user-friendly as possible, with a learning curve that is as close to flat as they can possibly make it.

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Scribi is a writing platform, not just a text editor. It helps manage your projects, whether you’re creating or collaborating, keeps you in touch with your team, lets you form writing groups and make partners of fellow users, and organizes your catalog into neat libraries where you can make quick updates to things like backmatter for an entire series.

And of course, you’ll be able to plan, outline, and write your manuscript with greater ease than ever before.

Seamless, simple collaboration is a click away.

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Share almost anything for collaboration right from the Library in your dashboard. Invite a friend to take a quick look and make comments in the live file, invite an editor, or share with a mentor. You can drag-and-drop chapters, a book, a whole series, even an entire story-world with read-comment-edit permissions.

Best of all, everything is live on Scribi; you’ll never have to export/import files or read comments in one platform while hunting for the relevant text in another.

Manage project scheduling with more ease than ever before.

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Understanding exactly what we’re capable of can be difficult. We sometimes under- or over-estimate what we can get done. From day one, Scribi tracks your productivity, helps you set realistic goals, and then assists in keeping you on track. Set your working hours, and when you plan your projects Scribi will make suggestions based on how you actually work, and calculate deadlines that make sense for you.

For indie authors, being a prolific writer is often the key to financial success. Scribi can help you not only increase your productivity, but also make sure that you’re taking into account time for self-care and working to a reasonable schedule—whatever your idea of reasonable happens to be.

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Getting a project scheduled and started has never been easier. Projects are broken into as many or few phases as you prefer, and can be quickly mapped out using customized templates you’ve already tested and proven to work for you. Just enter your start date, and let Scribi use your available schedule weighed against your other projects, and just like that, a full realistic production schedule is ready.

You can even auto-invite regular collaborators, who will receive an invitation to the project and be asked to either accept the date offered in your schedule or propose one that fits theirs. Scribi will alert you to the proposed change, and adjust your deadlines accordingly.

What’s more, you can schedule projects our as far in advance as you like. Map out your entire year, and Scribi will alert you when it’s time to start a project you’ve planned. Hoping to build a big catalog over two years? There’s no easier way to make sure it happens.

Introducing the StoryBase

Scribi’s StoryBase system is one-of-a-kind and will utterly change the way you manage your story bible. It can keep track of every aspect of your story’s characters and setting elements, is searchable from virtually anywhere in Scribi, and can be developed during planning or on the fly as you write.

StoryBase cards are organized into Categories and Sub-Categories, and can be customized at the Card level as well. Sub-Categories inherit fields from Categories, and Cards inherit from both and can have custom fields added as needed.

Our StoryBase system even makes it possible to develop a fantasy language that you can build out as you write your story. And because every StoryBase scheme can be exported, you’ll never have to re-invent the wheel each time you want to start a new story world. For that matter, you can share your StoryBase scheme with other users, or import from another user, and customize the bits you want.

StoryBase elements are added to Series, Books, and Scenes in a variety of ways, so that you can plan your story out in advance, or grow your StoryBase organically as you work. Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, you’ll never lose track or have to leave the text-editor to dig up or make note of an important bit of information. It’s all just a click away.

Because fields in a StoryBase element can be directly linked to other elements, you’ll be able to visualize your story world in ways that have never been easier, and even make specialized notes on relationships between character, locations, or anything else you can imagine.

Best of all, if you work with an editor, ghostwriter, or co-author, you can be sure that everyone is always on the same page by giving permission defined access to the core StoryBase. Looking to expand a series with co-authors, and be absolutely certain that everyone is able to keep their stories in line with established canon? The StoryBase is a live, and living, database that everyone can share and build together.

And for all the ways you might use a StoryBase that we can’t yet imagine, there is a robust and simple note system in place to give you even more flexibility. Add notes to any element on the fly, and tag them with #hashtags to make them instantly searchable. If you’re collaborating, Scribi will keep track of who added which note, when, and from what project.

We designed the StoryBase system to be useful in specific ways, but flexible enough that you can accomplish things we haven’t even thought of yet. And because you can share the bones of your StoryBase with other users, that innovation can be captured, shared, further developed and refined by writers everywhere.

Branding your pen name or series is now a one-click process.

From your Scribi dashboard, you’ll be able to style and compile your manuscripts to word docs, e-books, and PDFs with one click. What’s more, you can save specific styles to a whole StoryBase, a specific series, or style each book as different as you like.

When it’s time to update your backmatter, you can update an entire series or StoryBase using customizable blocks that can be as general or as specific as you need them to, and many are entirely automated. You can update your author bio in all books, automatically include the first chapter or your specified excerpt from the next book in a series to the preceding book, or generate newsletter call-to-action pages with one universal link, or a unique link for each book.