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Submitted by Beemgee It's your story on May 8, 2017

Submit Your Story: “Fiction without Friction” by CONTEC & Beemgee

by AA Abbott on May 8, 2017 in

“Fiction without Friction” is the heading CONTEC México and have given to a call for story outlines. Not stories, but their outlines.

Following the success of CONTEC Brasil and CONTEC Colombia, the Frankfurt Book Fair is this year organizing the publishing conference in Mexico on the 14th and 15th of June 2017 at the Centro de Cultura Digital in Mexico City.

CONTEC focuses on innovations and new technologies in the world of books and content. Social reading, self-publishing, and digital storytelling are just some of the topics of talks, round tables and workshops. Publishers, universities, cultural institutions, literary agents, educators, booksellers, librarians and anyone interested in the future of books, education and storytelling are attending. See

Many innovations relevant to authors of stories and “content” apply to publication and distribution. But digital aids can help creators right from the moment they have their first ideas.

With, fiction authors have a tool that helps them organize their plots and develop their characters in a detailed outline of the narrative. When it comes to pitching the work, a Beemgee project provides a supplement to the traditional exposé.

To showcase this new approach, CONTEC and Beemgee are running the Fiction without Friction call for stories.

Participants submit a plot and character via the browser-tool, free on Story outlines should be sent to by the 2nd of June 2017.

The winning story will be announced during the conference. It will be presented and analyzed during a workshop, the aim of which is to demonstrate the new approach to creating, comprehending and evaluating narratives, especially works of fiction.

A e-book partner – to be announced – is set to publish the work that arises out of the winning story outline.

Call for Stories landing page:
Beemgee Website:
CONTEC México:

“I especially liked the poise and competence of the speaker. If your software is as good and convincing as your talk, I’m really going to enjoy working with it!” Ryka F.

“I wish I had know all that 20 years ago!” Author after a talk on character arc

“I particularly like the deep knowledge that evidently went into the Character Builder. It is a great help getting to grips with my characters, comparing them, and developing the plot through them. Especially important with this approach is that you have everything in one place and can access it at any point.” Anonymous response to a user survey