Dramatica Story Expert and Movie Magic Screenwriter are for you guys, who’ve always wanted to write your own movie, but you don’t know where to start. Actually, even if you’re a seasoned pro, these two little fellas are indispensable. With Dramatica Story Expert ($99), you have a program that tells you more about your story than you tell it. Freely alter plot points and character attributions and allow the story engine to show you the range of repercussions/consequences from your one result.
Movie Magic Screenwriter ($159) helps you to package it altogether into a properly formatted screenplay that meets industry standards (if you’re still submitting to production houses). If you’re making your own movie, it gives you an easier way to “direct” the actors before ever directing them at all. Available for Mac and PC, and on a personal note, as someone who’s used both, they’re incredible.