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PlotBot – cool free online collaborative screenwriting application


PlotBot. Fancy yourself as a bit of a screenwriter, do you? Have some friends who think they also could do better than the professionals? Well here’s your chance. This interesting little application uses a combination of wiki style editing, an Ajaxified interface and clever code to provide a cool screenwriting environment for individuals or teams to create amazing works of art. Or Rocky XX, whichever comes first.


The interface is very simple to use, and the application sticks to all the formatting conventions, so you can be up and running with a professional looking script in literally minutes. I’d advise that you hone up on the layout rules before you start though, just so you don’t waste time with something that no-one will read. There are public and private sections to the site, so you can maintain absolute confidentiality for your new opus if you want, but for the free at heart, why not start a completely public script and see where it goes? Best of luck! And did I mention that the app runs in 14 languages?

 Plotbot is a web-based collaborative screenwriting application where you can write a screenplay with as many or as few people as you like. Adopting the wiki approach to screenwriting, each element is editable by any member of a project. You can also comment on, delete or restore any element. Through the buzzwordalicious magic of AJAX, you can quickly and easily write your screenplay from almost any browser. You just click to edit any element and push submit to store it—no cumbersome page reloads!

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  • If you've never tried FiveSprockets (, I definitely suggest checking it out. I've been using it for a while and have found that the support for different script types is awesome, whether you're working on a stage play, a comic book, a novel, or a feature film script. The educational knowledge base is extensive, complete with helpful guides and how-to videos. The story development tools, professional collaboration, and fantastic project showcasing makes it amazing.

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