I would love to be able to add one or multiple timelines, so that I can track not only certain events in my story, but also track the timeline of the underlying history that supports my story, going all the way back through human history. Having them visible separate or together would be awesome, too, as well as being able to link to documents, photos, and my manuscript.
Under consideration Plotting Suggested by: Anjuli Johnson • Upvoted: yesterday • Comments: 27
I would love if there was a way to connect my Aeon Timeline to my project.
Similar to this: https://dabble.featureupvote.com/suggestions/4367/scene-listplot-lines-as-timeline
A simple version could probably be implemented with the plotlines/grids, IMO.
OMG please! I write paranormal fantasy, and my characters in my one series are literally over TWO THOUSAND years old! Trying to keep track of everything that's happened and been mentioned gets quite tedious...
I currently use the plot tool to do this, as my projects are all in the same world and link up in certain ways. A timeline tool that you can apply to various projects would be fantastic.
I manually print out blank calendar pages (from 1854 no less!) to try and create a timeline for the events in my novel. If there was some way to create a timeline, then be able to place, and drag and drop the events, it would help me enormously to see over what period of time the story spans and how close certain events are to others.
Please, please, please add a timeline feature. Best would be a simplified one within Dabble. I've seen Aeon Timeline and although it looks feature-rich, it also looks far too complex to easily learn to use.
OMG YAAASSS!! This would really help with the fantasy series I have planned.
My take on timelines is that it has to help me keep my novel correct. There are some time loops in one of my drafts, the main character actually returns multiple times just after the point of her previous departure and I'm not sure It's all plotted logically. Plus the novel has three possible outcomes. I have no good notion of how to keep them correct and reasonable.
OMG yes. I write mysteries and timeline (for time of death and alibis, etc) is critical
Yes please! I tend to outline by day, week, month, and sometimes year. Having a module for a timeline would be extremely helpful. Especially in stories with characters who are pregnant it would mean not having to calculate what week or trimester they are in EVERY time I mention something pregnancy.
I'm with Christa, there's lots going on behind the scenes that won't be on page, and a timeline option would be a HUGE help
Seemed this request was also related to my idea if the plotline added the ability to reorder up/down, left/right, I could use it as a poor man's timeline
Jenny F Merged
I use the above two apps and it would be great to have that functionality within Dabble or at least a linking and synching feature
"Plotting section like Plottr would be great, along with a timeline section like Aeon Timeline" (suggested by Jenny F on 2020-10-30), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Being able to link Aeon Timeline would be incredible. Writing paranormal urban fantasy with a 300-year-old vampire, it's hard to keep track of what happened when. I currently have it all in Aeon, and if I could just link it, that would be amazing. Short of that, a way to link the timeline to scenes would be an impressive start.
This would have saved me days of time. I am still updating my Word Documents (re-doing the chronology each time) and have no way to link them!
This would be amazing. I am writing fantasy with some time traveling in it. If possible, I'd love two different views of the timeline: One that is chronological, and one that follows the plot. If it wouldn't be too complicated (I love Dabble's elegant simplicity!), a third view that follows specific characters might be nice as well.
I like this idea. I think this would be very useful for my science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction story ideas that I have.
This is so needed! Please ADD : ) I have to create a separate spreadsheet on my computer. This would be great to have in World Building.
One more vote for a timeline feature! Or, if this is possible, a tutorial on how to use a currently-existing feature to create & manage timelines.
Syncing with Aeon Timeline would be quite sweet indeed!
This would be a really useful feature. I write mysteries and speculative fiction that involves time travel, so this would really help keep track of who is when and where and what clues have been planted when and where ...
This would be amazing
I'd love this feature! Adding plot points or chapters to a timeline would be amazing, just to keep track of who is where and when.
Since everybody is talking about Aeon timeline, I went to check it out. I would hope linking to a timeline app would be provided, or this online software would provide one. It is very hard to keep track of a story which is the least bit complicated.
I've been looking at several timeline "apps" on the web, and they all seem to be focused on "story" events. I am much more interested in Character "life events": birth, graduations, character A meets Character B if that's important, marriages, old age, and deaths. I want to be able see (as I can in my spreadsheet) and easily manipulate (as I can't easily in my spreadsheet) the "overlap" of the life story of 7 generations, with about 40 important characters who contribute to the plot.
I care much more about keeping all this straight and believable (relative contemporaries marry; characters live long enough to have interactions with specific other characters; characters have never met, etc.) than I do about sequence of events within the story.
I agree with this! The whole structure of your story has to have history!