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What is Plotbot? — Plotbot is a social screenwriting tool. While Plotbot can be used by single writers to work alone on their projects, Plotbot's features are aimed at encouraging collaborative writing...

a year ago

Does Plotbot own anything I write? — Nope. It’s all yours. We only own the stuff we write ourselves. You can set a copyright for your project when you create it.

on 05/26/2008

Using the screenplay tool — The Screenplay is at the very heart of Plotbot, and the reason you’re probably reading this right now. Plotbot’s in-browser screenplay tool is essentially screenwriting software...

3 weeks ago

Invite A Friend — One of Plotbot’s major strengths lies in collaboration. To that end, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to invite your friends along to help out with your script, be it...

2 months ago

Copywriting — Is there any way to ensure my work won't be stolen and used as someone else' work?

3 months ago

How do I import my screenplay? — You can import a screenplay from anywhere you've written it. On your project home page, click the "import" link in the right-hand menu. You'll see a textfield where you can paste...

3 months ago

Hey! Something's Wrong! Who Do I Tell? — You can get in touch with us at the contact page. Or, while we're in this testing phase, you can click on the little link at the bottom of each page to submit a bug or an idea....

4 months ago

Project Forum — Each project has its own forum where you and your writers can have an active conversation about your project. You can organize your forum into topics, and you can use your project...

7 months ago

How do I delete my project? — At the bottom of your project settings page, you'll see a "Delete this project" button. You'll only see that button if your project does not have any members. If your project does...

8 months ago

Transitions — You know, CUT TO:, FADE TO:, JUMP TO: - how do I input a transition?

a year ago

Collaborating with Plotbot — Plotbot was built with collaboration in mind. Here are some key features to this end: Everything you type is saved As soon as you hit the submit button, your typing is saved. If...

a year ago

How do I leave a project? — If you want to leave a project, you'll see a link on that project's home page reading "leave project." Click that link to confirm your decision--and you're out of the project. You...

a year ago

How do I delete my account? — We do not currently have a way for writers to delete their own account, but if you send us your email with your username via a contact message , we'll happily deactivate your...

a year ago

Scenes — Scenes are the building block of your screenplay. You can create as many scenes as you want and change the order of them as you please. While you can still do a lot with scenes from...

a year ago

Versioning — As mentioned elsewhere, Plotbot keeps track of everything written in and about your screenplay. EVERYTHING. Along the right side, you'll see a name and time attributed to each...

a year ago

Your Sandbox — Your sandbox is a private mini-screenplay where you can learn how Plotbot works. It’s the first thing you see when signing up with Plotbot, and walks you through creating the major...

a year ago

Can I Just Start Writing? — Sure, as long as you've created a project. You don't have to bother with the Outline or Scenes, but you might want to consider the advantages. At the very least, you should divide...

a year ago

Rewriting — One of the best features about Plotbot is that you can keep track of all of edits made to your screenplay, including who made them and when they were made. To edit an element, just...

a year ago

How do I download my screenplay? — On every project, you’ll find a “download” link in the upper right hand corner. That link will allow you to download an XML or Rich Text Format version of your screenplay. You...

a year ago

Typing Flow and Elements — Plotbot wants you to find typing your screenplay to be an easy, intuitive experience. You should be able to type without lifting a hand for your mouse. To this end, Plotbot will...

a year ago

Private Projects — By default, Plotbot projects are publicly viewable, and will show up in Project Search. In Project Settings, you can set the participation level of members who join your project, to...

a year ago

Create a Screenplay — Creating a project in Plotbot is a simple process that walks you through the steps necessary to set the parameters of your screenplay. Let your potential collaborators know all the...

a year ago

Find a Screenplay — There are many ways to find a screenplay in Plotbot via our Screenplay Search page, which is always accessible at http://www.plotbot.com/projects/search. As you narrow your search...

two years ago

Changing Elements — Clicking on any element reopens it for you to edit. Any changes you make are saved as a new version of the element. Clicking an element open gives you the option to delete an...

two years ago

Facebook: connecting your account — You can now log into Plotbot using your Facebook account. If you sign out of Plotbot, when you sign in again you'll see a Facebook button which will allow you to connect your account...

two years ago

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