I'm not sure I have enough information to answer your question, but perhaps you are talking about the following Thinkfinity resource:
Stapleless Book, a ReadWriteThinkfin interactive for Grades 6-12 allows children to make an eight page book of their own.
This is similar but the other one would actually ask a question that they could answer to fill in the pages. It was helpful for the younger students. BTW how do you place a picture in this stapleless book? I see the placeholder but don't find a spot to move a picture in to the place.
I believe in the case of the Stapleless Book, they have to draw their pictures after the book is printed and formed.
Is the Story Generator interactive that you describe a Thinkfinity Resource or from some other source?
I'm not sure if you're referring to a ReadWriteThink.org resource, but here are two resources that come to mind:
Hope one of these is what you were looking for. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Executive Editor, ReadWriteThink.org
International Reading Association
Story Mapping is a helpful interactive to guide students - It is located:
Do you want the students to write mysteries - Halloween is upon us! Check this out:
The students love these interactives!
Ruth D. Chang
Middlesex County ETTC, NJ
www.storybird.comis a really fun resource for students to create their own stories. Students can look through the site, become inspired by the art and then create a short story that match the illustrations provided. They can then be saved and printed.
You may like to check out "Two Nice Tools Students Can Use to Create Picture Books"--a blog written by Richard Byrne in Free Technology for Teachers. (June 14, 2013)
If you decide to use one or both of these tools, please share how your students liked these programs.