October 8

Podcast #15: Kristina Stanley, Fictionary


Kristina Stanley is the bestselling author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series and the CEO of Fictionary. Fictionary is a company that helps writers tell better stories with a tool that analyzes your manuscript. In a way that will astound you, data and visual aids allow you to evaluate your book on a scene-by-scene basis, displaying your structure, arc, characters, plot, setting, and other elements of your story. 

October 9, 2018 on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King 

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About this episode

Fictionary's software appears magical and in this episode, you'll learn how Stanley (who is also an editor) figured out how to transform her story analysis spreadsheets to create Fictionary with the help of her co-founders. It's a family business with her husband, who watched her wrestle with the spreadsheets while they were on a long sailing journey, and her brother, who works in software and is also an author.

Story-Arc chart on Fictionary, Author Friendly Podcast

Stanley’s novels have been nominated for prestigious crime writing awards in Canada and England, and her short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies. She is also the author of The Author’s Guide to Selling Books to Non-Bookstores.

Fictionary is based in Victoria, B.C., and has made quite an impact in the industry in this first year since formal launch with partnerships with Reedsy, ProWritingAid, and NaNoWriMo.

Show notes

Here are the links to the the Fictionary and Kristen Stanley sites we mention.

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