The Subtxt Advantage over ChatGPT
A deeper understanding of narrative structure
As narrative theorists, we continuously explore the relationship between story structure and our understanding of it. Two popular tools have made significant strides in aiding this journey: OpenAI's GPT-4, or ChatGPT, and Subtxt's Muse. However, when it comes to comprehending intricate narrative structures like the Storyform, there is a clear advantage to using Subtxt. This can be understood by analyzing the 2019 film "Joker".
Journey Into the Depths of 'Close' with Subtxt Muse
Deliving into the possibility of intention within narrative analysis
Over the weekend, I found myself immersed in the narrative world of the film Close. A critically acclaimed piece that struck a resonating chord within me, I knew instinctively that the film housed a more profound meaning--a structural depth that warranted exploration. I wasn't entirely certain about the finer details of this depth, and that's when I decided to call upon Subtxt Muse, my app's digital mentor, to aid me in "thinking out" the structural and thematic implications that caught my attention during my viewing.
Subtxt Unveils Major Updates to Brainstorming and Four Throughlines
Major upgrade makes writing with Subtxt more intuitive
Subtxt, the popular app for writers, has rolled out major updates that promise to enhance the brainstorming experience and streamline the writing process. The updates, which include improvements to the Brainstorming interface and a complete overhaul of the Four Throughlines, aim to make working with Subtxt even more intuitive and efficient.
Revolutionary Update: Subtxt Streamlines Storytelling with AI-Powered Subtext Assistance and Contextual Awareness
Streamline Your Story Creation with the Latest Advancements in Generative AI Technology
Today's rollout marks a significant paradigm shift in how Subtxt differentiates between Storytelling and Subtext in both Storybeats and Storypoints. The new interface streamlines the entire process while simultaneously offering a unique and powerful learning experience for anyone curious about writing complete stories.
From Animated Storytelling to Entrepreneurship: The Genesis and Inspiration of Subtxt
Learn about the journey of a former Disney and Dreamworks animator turned full stack app developer and the inspiration behind their creation of Subtxt.
Welcome to the story behind the creation of Subtxt. This narrative was once featured on the landing page of our app, but as our messaging has become more focused, we've decided to give it a permanent home here on Narrative First. Through this blog post, you'll learn about my journey from animating for Disney and Dreamworks to starting my own business and becoming a full stack app developer. You'll also discover the inspiration and genesis of Subtxt, and understand the motivations behind its creation.
Satellite - A Short Story Written by SubtxtAI
The first in what I'm hoping will be a series of short stories written by Subtxt AI. This one is about a lonely satellite called XG-89.
Making an Event-ful Story
Mastering the art of illustrating the key Events in your story
Subtxt is a gamechanger for writers. What once required a 600-page book and 10+ years of study can now be achieved in weeks with the app alone. But some parts of Subtxt can feel overwhelming if you’re not sure how to use them.
Who is the Obstacle Character?
Obstacle Characters are powerful tools for the storyteller, but it's important to remember that stories are for the audience, not for the characters.
The Obstacle Character is a powerful addition to the storyteller's craft. A perspective often conflated with the Antagonist of a story, the Obstacle Character is the point-of-view responsible for challenging the Main Character to face their personal justifications.
Vice Picks up Canada's Oscar Contender Eternal Spring
When narrative structure meets real-world events
Great news! Variety reports that the documentary Eternal Spring --for which I played a small part in helping craft the narrative--was just picked up by Vice.
The Ultimate Collection of Antagonists Who Are Main Characters
The one who avoids or prevents resolution of the plot is Antagonist, regardless of audience empathy
As a companion to the original blog post The Ultimate Collection of Protagonists Who Act As Obstacle Characters, the following is a list of Main Characters who function as Antagonists within the Objective Story Throughline.
Giving Your Story the Subtxt Treatment
Seeing the whole thing at once, so you can start to make sense of it
It’s hard to pick a favorite feature in Subtxt. The AI, the Premise Builder, the whole app itself? But, in my opinion, that honor should really go to the Treatment, one of the most helpful tools available for writers.
What Happens When AI Knows Story Structure
The future is already here
Joanna Penn, the host of The Creative Penn Podcast, recently interviewed Andrew Mayne, international best-selling author and science communicator at OpenAI. In an episode entitled Writing with Artificial Intelligence with Andrew Mayne the two discuss some of the creative possibilities for storytelling with AI.
Eternally Grateful for Being a Part of Eternal Spring
A beautiful look at the very best of humanity
Earlier this week, my wife Summer and I attended a screening of Jason Loftus' latest documentary, Eternal Spring. Having worked with Jason prior on his first doc, Ask No Questions, I was beyond excited to see what I consider to be one of the most emotional and beautiful works of art finally up on the big screen.
The Difference between Timespace and Spacetime
The impact of their relationship on narrative structure
Subtxt is the only narrative structure application that accounts for either Timespace or Spacetime when it comes to the sequencing of events.
Visualizing the Main Character Dynamics
More than random stabs in the dark
Using Predictive Narrative Intelligence to Write a Story
More than random stabs in the dark
Part of my plans for 2022 involve weaving GPT-3 text generation into Subtxt. You can see current incarnations of this in apps like sudowrite or LitRPGAdventures. The only difference?
The Obstacle Character in The Shape of Water
A reminder of perspective
The Shape of Water has always been particularly problematic to me (I always thought it was a cheap comic-book knock-off of Amelié 😄), so I've always resisted putting it into Subtxt. As I'm going through and updating all the Storyforms, it showed up again, and I knew I had to face it one way or another.
The Coincidence of Opposites and Story Structure
An age-old lecture sheds light on the foundation of a meaningful story
While teaching the latest cohort of AI-Powered Storytelling, I stumbled upon this lecture from Alan Watts that perfectly described the center of every meaningful story. Entitled Coincidence of Opposites, this brief segment is all you really need to know when laying down the foundation of your latest work:
Writing a Dramatic Argument
Clarify the motivating forces behind two points-of-view
When developing a story around a Dramatic Argument, many writers think in terms of opposites...when they should be thinking in terms of dramatic pairs.
Subtxt Podcast Author Wins Big
Writing a podcast that attracts critical acclaim
Writer Daniel Williams, a subscriber to Subtxt, achieved success this year at the New Jersey Webfest 2021.