Story outlines made easy.

Find a structure based on theme and character, not tropes or templates. Subtext makes writing your next story effortless and fun...and even a bit magical.

Build

To build anything you need a strong foundation. Story is no different. Subtext provides the tools you need to quickly get started. Learn more.

Experience

Open the hidden code to your favorite stories, while learning the key elements that create a solid and lasting narrative. Learn more.

Find a Template

Peruse our database of over 420+ story structures to find a Narrative Argument that matches your story.

Expert Advice

If you can't find one that fits, contact us and we will help you figure out the best structure for your story.

Develop Flow

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

Download Review

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

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 story structures every week

  • Expert support

$ 29 / month

What's the difference between stories and structures?

A story can contain any number of narrative structures. Subtext lets you track them all.

What is a Narrative Argument?

It's another way of saying your story's "message," or purpose. It's why you're writing this story.

Why is there no trial?

Developing a story with Subtext is fast. So fast, that a trial simply doesn't make sense.

Any other options?

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

Finish your story

Discover the Subtext beneath it all.