Once you create a template for your book and set the appropriate length for it, several tabs across the top of the page will open up for you – story idea, sections, genre/length, lead, opposition, confidant, romantic involvement, other characters, subplots, names, writing, title, and career.
The story idea section walks you through how to mold your unique idea into a story. The crisis, story goal, and story idea are taught about in detail. Under the story idea section, there are blanks to fill in for your story’s ‘suppose’ that will bring your story idea to life in front of you.
The sections tab teaches about developing each section, whether it is an action scene or a reaction scene.
The section on genre/length relates how to choose which genre you will write your story in. A genre/sub-genre list is provided. In this section, you will choose your novel’s length. When you do this, the sections for the beginning, middle, and end of your novel will be set up for you.
Under the lead tab, you will develop your lead character. His physical appearance, his personality, his background, his childhood, his family, his education, his personal life, his private and work life, his strengths and his weaknesses – all have places for you to develop each one of these for your character. There are tabs where you develop all of the same things for your opposition character, confidant character, and romantic involvement character.
The other characters tab is a place where you can list the other characters in your novel. It teaches you which characters need to be named and which characters it isn’t necessary to name.
You will learn what makes a good subplot under the subplots tab, how to evolve throughout your story, how to keep your viewpoints straight, and how to keep your story lines separate.
How do you pick an appropriate name for your character? There is a list of male and female names listed with their meanings. Also you are told how to choose an appropriate name.
Once you finish your novel, the writing tab relates how to connect your sections together into a novel.
The title tab talks about how to select a title for your work. Some people pick the title before they write the story, others pick a title part way through the story, some wait until the entire story is written before they choose a title. Whenever you decide to pick a title is fine,
Under the career tab, there is information that will help you to plan your writing career depending upon whether your novel is of universal interest, specialized interest, regional interest, or family interest. Click on the appropriate tab and it will help you chart your writing career, even to the point of helping you decide whether or not you will need an agent.
The software sells for around $149.00. A free copy of the software was sent to me by the publisher to review. I am going to use it to finish the novel I came up with the idea for when I reviewed The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing.
This software is not yet available through Amazon. I have provided a link to the Marshall Novel Writing website where it can be examined in more detail and purchased, if you so desire.