Write a great story

Subtext is the very best way to apply the Dramatica® theory of story to your next


Whether you start with an idea for conflict or come prepared with a solid and concise storyform, Subtext helps you start with a strong foundation.

Build with Subtext


Discover the hidden code behind your favorite stories, while learning the key ingredients that make up a solid and lasting narrative.

Explore the Subtext

Find Templates

Peruse our database of over 400+ unique and professionally curated story structures to find one that matches your story.

Upload Structure

If you can't find one that fits, work it out in the Dramatica® application and then upload your work to Subtext.

Develop Flow

With your structure firmly in place, weave in and out of scenes & sequences and craft a unique experience for your Audience.

Download Review

With Subtext, you end up with a beautiful treatment you can send off to your agent or manager--or better yet, write it yourself! (In Beta)

Find your story's unique narrative structure

Flexible pricing that fits your development cycle

Start and stop when the muse calls.

What you get when you sign up:
  • Unlimited stories

  • Unlimited structures

  • New Storyforms every week

  • Expert support

$ 29 / month

What's the difference between stories and structures?

A story can contain any number of narrative structures. Subtext tracks them all.

How can I take advantage of the expert support?

Story structure questions submitted through Subtext claim top priority & are answered first.

What is a storyform?

A Dramatica® storyform contains 75 individual storypoints that work together to holistically deliver the Author's message.

Any other options?

Yes! A yearly option exists for those professionals looking to invest in the development of their craft. Details inside.

Why no trial?

One could conceivably sign up, develop a story in a couple of days, then cancel without supporting the service....so, yeah. No trial.

What if I just want to write?

You can start and stop the service anytime. Your work will be saved and waiting when you return from your next draft.

Finish your story

Discover the Subtext beneath it all.