IDEAS currentlyt seems to be too specific, where it feels like it should be more general
I write from the broad idea to the specifics, but could easily work in the opposite direction, if I had the idea for a stunning paragraph that might develop into a story. That's how IDEAS feels like it should work to me, from the HOME page.
While at HOME, I can add a new concept or theme (broad), but the remainder of the choices are scene, character, place, and thing (there's THING, again!!), which are quite specific.
I don't see, for instance, the ability to add a (broad) idea for a book or article. My only other option is to add a new story, which then moves down a level to open up the STORY tab....which I may not want to do at that point. I may only want to write down a brief book idea, so that I don't forget it.
I may have the idea for a new terrorist novel. Or, I might have the idea for a new article for my blog on positive mental attitudes. However, I see no place to really jot that kind of information down. If I have the broad idea for a new book, it may be way to early to describe characters or scenes. I might just want to write down an abstract, in the broadest possible terms, what the book will be about, returning later to create a "Story" tab for it, and begin to add in characters, or scenes.
Conversely, when I'm into the STORY tab, it seems odd, but not impossible to imagine, adding in a new concept or theme. Certainly from this tab, I would be adding the specifics (character, scene, place, even "thing")
Is it possible that the choices in the CREATE CONTENT drop down could be more specific to the area in which the Shaxpir user finds themselves? And, is it possible to have the additional choices of (for example) Book, Article, Journal, Blog, Paper, Dissertation, Project.....those broad/general headings that someone might want to jot down weeks, months, even years ahead of actually working in detail on the particular subject matter?
Originally, during the Shaxpir 1.0 Beta, we had a limited set of six categories for all notes & ideas: Character, Concept, Place, Scene, Theme, and Thing.
Our beta users gave us lots of great feedback regarding this design, and overwhelming told us that this taxonomy was too restrictive.
So, when we released Shaxpir 2.0 (on February 21, 2016), we simplified the content model, limiting the built-in categories to just Character, Place, and Theme, while at the same time giving users to ability to define their own categories alongside the default ones.
For more details, check out the Shaxpir 2.0 release notes, from February 21, 2016: