Write Your Movie on the Web with PlotBot

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6 Responses

  1. Fritz says:

    Dustin,

    Just a couple of days ago, I discovered Zhura online. It sounds very similar to your discription of PlotBot. Are you familiar with Zhura (www.zhura.com) and, if so, how would you compare the two?

  2. Dustin says:

    Fritz: I’d never heard of Zhura before, but at first glance it looks like it does a lot of the same stuff PlotBot does, and is just as slick. They both have very different characters, design-wise; Zhura seems more playful, PlotBot more business-like, so might appeal to different kinds of users.

    Has anyone used Zhura, or both Zhura and PlotBot? What do you think?

  3. Jeff says:

    There’s also Scripped — Scripped, Zhura and CELTX are all a bit better than Plotbot in my opinion (registered for Plotbot and it is ok, but I like the “app” feel that those other sites offer). http://www.scripped.com, http://www.zhura.com, http://www.celtx.com. I also don’t like the form interface that Plotbot offers — feels very “early 2000s.” Ha.

  4. Fritz says:

    Dustin:

    Ha, that’s funny you’d never heard of it. I’m actually looking at a google ad for it on this very page. I can’t remember if it was your site or someone else’s where I first saw it.

  5. Dustin says:

    That is funny. Of course, Google’s Terms of Service forbid me from clicking ads on my own site, so if I’d noticed it I still wouldn’t have clicked through. But it’s nice to know that Google’s looking out for the competitors of the products I mention. :-)

    (Actually, the worst is when you write a post like “Stop trying fad diets” and Google inserts ads for all manner of fad diets…). Posts about the horrors of anorexia are especially likely, I’ve noticed, to have “Lose weight fast” ads…

  6. Michelle says:

    Have you heard of FiveSprockets? (http://www.fivesprockets.com)
    I’ve been using FiveSprockets for a couple months now and I recommend it to anyone interested in free, internet-based scriptwriting software. It supports a wide range of writing from comic books to stage plays to novels. I’ve found that the story development features are so helpful — my favorite feature is one that allows you to “interview” your characters to help round out their personalities. The professional networking, job board, how-to videos, and project showcase are fantastic!