# Story Stats

This section analyzes every aspect of your screenplay, from whether it's too depressing, to how many scenes take place at night, to whether there are enough female leads.

Crucial, but often overlooked details are on full display.

# Story Insights

# Structure

It's important your acts don't go on too long. This graph gives you a view of how many scenes and story beats each act contains so you know where to trim the fat.

# Gender Representation

Some stories land heavily on one side of the gender spectrum because of the content. Other times it happens as a result of conscious or unconscious bias. This chart shines a light on this important aspect of a story's marketability.

# Setting

Can you imagine "Love Actually" taking place entirely at night? Or how about "Batman Begins" in complete broad daylight? What if Harry Potter never left the confines of Hogwartz? What effect would these changes have on the story?

Variation in time and location is an important part of establishing tone. Striking the right balance can make a huge difference in the final product.

# Overall Tone

This provides a ratio of how many times each scene leaves things either better or worse. Sometimes you'll really like a movie... except for that first part that dragged. Chances are, the emotional value didn't have enough swing in those early scenes. Now you can identify these problems before it's too late.

# Characters

This lists the characters in the story and their scene count. Clicking on one or more characters will reveal the scenes they appear in together.

This is great for checking whether subplots between characters are being addressed either too much or too little and at what frequency.

# Word Count

This chart, and the three below, show values on a per scene basis. This one tracks word count and can help you identify the scenes that are a bit wordy.

# Characters Per Scene

Sometimes a scene can improve when you either add or remove a character to fit the subject matter. This graph, when filtered by clicking on characters, can help identify these opportunities.

# Emotional Value

This chart tracks the emotional impact each scene has on the overall story. It is absolutely paramount that each scene move the needle in one direction or the other. This tool will help make sure you're story isn't boring.

# Plot Threads

Stories keep people engaged by issuing a series of carefully thought out and well-timed setups and payoffs. This graph gives you a birds-eye view of all the events you've connected while writing your scenes.

# Scene Insights

Clicking a scene on any of the four bar charts (Word Count, Characters Per Scene, Emotional Value, Plot Threads) will reveal analytics for that particular scene under the heading At this point in the story:

# Plot Threads Resolved

This shows how many setups have been introduced and how many have been paid off. This helps determine whether it's time to start answering some questions so your audience doesn't get annoyed.

# Character Intros

This tracks how many characters have been introduced so far. If we're halfway through the story and have only met two out of twenty characters, there could be an issue.

# Emotional Weight

Sometimes a story can feel too heavy for too long before things turn around and lighten up a bit. This item tells you how many ups and downs there have been up to the current scene.