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Story Elements

Every story is made out of story elements.

General

Writing a story is like laying out a jigsaw puzzle. You have characters, locations, items, and many more background puzzle pieces. In Fortelling, we call these items story elements. Every type of story element has a separate tool within the app. Each tool has a few default blocks, out of which the tool consists: data attributes, images, notes, and labels.

Attributes

With our default attributes, Fortelling tries to cover various genres and approaches to organizing your thoughts. You can also use the extensive lists as a source of inspiration. You can add multi-line texts for more extensive answers. Your attributes will be listed on the story element's page in a collapsible. If there is no data for a category, it will be hidden.

Custom fields

Fortelling offers a wide range of default attribute fields for each type of story element. However, we can't cover everything. You can add your own fields in the custom fields category. Read more on the custom tools page for more customization options.

Images

There are two types of images you can connect to a story element:
  1. 1.
    Main image: this image will represent this story element throughout the app. It will be used in lists, at the top of the element's page, and as the main image on pinboards.
  2. 2.
    General image: you can add multiple images to this carrousel. It only shows on the story element's page. Use this to create a mood board for your character.
Images can be added from your image gallery, by uploading a new image or searching the online library of Pexels.

Notes

If you need to attach more text to a story element, link a note. You can use the rich text editor to structure your text more organized.

Labels

Use labels to tag story elements and cluster them together. Each tool allows you to filter, on a specific label.