From Brain to Board to Page to Screen
WritersRoom Pro is a complete turn-key system designed to work exactly the way your writers room already does, only much faster. And much, much better.
It starts here. Enter the name of the show, the season, the number of episodes, the format of the show, and which boards to use. WritersRoom Pro then sets up each board based on these answers. After that you tell WritersRoom Pro who on your staff gets what kind of access to the project (read & write, read only, administrator) and your show is officially good to go. Setting up a project takes less than 5 minutes.
The heart and soul of WritersRoom Pro is our index card system. If you know how to use an index card, you know how to use these index cards.
Big, bold letters that can be read from across the room, with a text box that extends as far needed for all the information entered. And when the card is closed an indicator on the card lets everyone know that there’s more text on that card than is visible.
Change a card’s color to any of the 14 commonly used index cards colors and WritersRoom Pro boards will look and feel like physical corkboards.
Use our pen tool to highlight and freehand draw on any card, with or without text.
Sometimes a story beat has more elements to it than makes sense to write on a single card. Character development, action beats, or even just story notes sometimes need to be connected to the same place in an episode. No problem! As many cards as needed can be created and then dragged on top of each other to make a stack. Clicking on the stack opens all of the cards at the same time for editing.
Between the Season, Character, and Episode boards the average 10 episode show has over 500 index cards. With WritersRoom Pro, searching for a name, word, or expression returns every card, on every board, that contains the searched term. And more than that, the search results window shows the location of that card on any board. See the blue card in the picture? That card can be found on the Episode Board, in Episode 107, in Act 1, in the sixth position.
No more transcribing of your boards, ever! WritersRoom Pro’s one-click export instantly saves any or every board’s contents to an .rtf file which can be opened in Word, Final Draft®, or most any other text editor. Plus, if a hard copy of the entire show is needed, WritersRoom Pro can export everything into a single text file for your records.
Boards are unlimited in size
Change orientation from horizontal to vertical (and back again)
Sandbox alternate episodes
Change episode order
Built in text chat window
Comprehensive Change Log
Revert cards back to any time from day one of your project