We've tried to design StoryStore to be as user-friendly as possible, but we do understand that you may have difficulties somewhere down the line. So we've tried to compile a simple step-by-step walkthrough for you to create and build a new project.
Start a new project
- There are two ways you can start a new project. If you're on your profile page, you can click on the blue "Add new project" button on the right-hand side, beneath your avatar. Alternatively, you can click on the "New Project" link in the left-hand footer column.
- Choose a suitable title for your project. If you're not sure exactly what you want to call it yet, give it an interesting code name - you can always change it later.
- Then upload a thumbnail - your potential book cover would be a good choice.
- Give a brief synopsis of what your story will be about.
- Select from the list of genres and formats.
- Click the blue "Create Project" button. You'll be redirected to your new project screen. Hooray!
The components of a project
Each story has its own characters, scenes, locations, music and inspiration. You can add these using the various buttons down the right hand side, below the project thumbnail.
Music with Spotify
When you add inspiring music to your project, you have the option to add a "Spotify URI". Spotify is music streaming software with a massive library that allows you to listen to millions of songs for free. To get Spotify music in your project, you need to follow these steps:
- Download and install Spotify if you haven't already.
- Once you're up and running with Spotify, search for the song, album or playlist you want to assign to your project.
- Right click on it, and select "Copy Spotify URI".
- Paste it into the "Spotify URI" field in the music form. It looks like gibberish, but that's ok!
- Once you've saved your music entity, the Play With Spotify logo will appear over the music icon on your project page:
- Click that to launch your music in Spotify whenever you want!
The Redactor Text Editor
StoryStore uses the Redactor text editor to ensure that you have the best possible experience writing your stories. Redactor has the following shortcuts (replace Ctrl with Cmd for Mac OS X Users):
- Undo: Ctrl+Z
- Redo: Ctrl+Shift+Z
- Increase indents: Tab
- Decrease indents: Shift+Tab
- Clear formatting: Ctrl+M
- Bold: Ctrl+B
- Italic: Ctrl+I
- Underline: Ctrl+U
- Numbered list: Ctrl+K
- Bulleted list: Ctrl+J
- Superscript: Ctrl+L
- Subscript: Ctrl+H
Any further questions?
If you feel that you have a problem that isn't covered here, then please the development team.