much everyone involved with creating the Power Structure program is a published or
Our expertise cover the range from
novels to screenplays, to teaching writing, and even giving lectures and
writing books on story analysis.
The working writers who developed Power Structure are Ken Schafer and Stuart Voytilla.
Ken Schafer is the designer and lead programmer of Power Structure. He also
developed the award-winning FrameForge 3D Studio, Movie Magic Screenwriter, and Power Tracker.
Ken has written for Star Trek: The Next Generation, ABC's Monday Night at the Movies, and has produced and sold projects to Paramount, Time Warner, Polygram, and ABC. He is the co-author of the Dreamworks SKG production bible.
He has been a teacher of screenwriting and production at UC Davis and has been a guest lecturer to Women in Film.
Stuart Voytilla is a writer, script consultant, and teacher of acting and screenwriting.
Stuart is the co-founder, writer and producer (with Mark Redfield) in the company Redfield Arts. Voytilla's collaboration with Redfield goes back many years, and includes the play adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, that their screenplay was based on. Film credits for Redfield Arts include: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (co-writer, co-producer), The Sorcerer of Stonehenge School (co-writer, co-producer), Conjuring Aurora (co-writer, co-producer).
Voytilla also lectures about myth and genre, and teaches screenwriting at San Diego State University. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books on story structure and genre, Myth and the Movies and (with Scott Petri) Writing the Comedy Film.
Sure, there are almost
as many Story Development software programs
out there as there are Writing Gurus... so many of them that you are
probably thinking: why do we need another one? The
answer is surprisingly simple.
Until Power Structure,
the only sort of programs available were ones designed for writers who
wanted writing help from some sort of electronic muse, and if you're
anything like us... that just doesn't sound all that attractive.
writer because I have stories that I want to tell.
Structure is designed to help me use my existing skills as a writer
to tell these stories better, and to give me tools to help me
discover my own weaknesses as a writer and overcome them myself.
it won't do
Tell you "insert
more action here," or "make your protagonist compulsively neat
because your obstacle character is a slob."
If you want that kind
of computerized paint-by-the-numbers help, you'll need to purchase some
other program. However, if you're a writer who wants to write,
then Power Structure is for you.
it will do
Inspire you to think
about story elements and character development in ways that you might not
have thought about before.
It will give you a Playground
of the Mind™ :
innovative, graphic methods of looking at your story, its conflicts,
character development and more so that you can easily spot weak
areas and strengthen them. It will let you write in a manner that is
most comfortable to you, letting you jot down ideas and write scenes in
any order you want.
And most of all, it
will simply give you a better place to write.