Book in a month (nanowrimo)
National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo) was
first launched in 1999 and is an Internet based project to help people achieve their goal of writing a novel.
The objective for people to write
a novel of more than 50,000 words in the 30 days
of November. At the end of writing period, you
can upload your work and the number of words are
counted to see if you have met the target. In
2011, 256,618 people entered and 36,843 (~14%)
achieved the 50,000 word target*.
In our opinion, the nanowrimo website provides a
lot of facilities to help it's members and is a
good way to get started in novel writing. They
say themselves the emphasis is on quantity
and not quality which could not be considered
as an ideal concept for the writer whose aim is
to eventually get published. However, nanowrimo
is a great way to get started in the noble art
of novel writing. If you don't achieve the
50,000 word goal, we don't think it really
matters as you have made the first steps in
getting going. With an emphasis on writing a
lot, but not of the best quality you can
achieve, is also not a problem. When the month
of November finishes, you can go back and start
improving the quality of the content around the framework you
We like nanowrimo. We believe everyone has a
novel in them and nanowrimo helps provide a
route for them to them to achieve it!
*NewNovelist is not
affiliated or represents nanowrimo in anyway and
the figures quoted are from the nanowrimo
Why is NewNovelist 3 your ideal nanowrimo
||Unique templating methodology - get your structure
together in break-neck time.
The NewNovelist method is a tried and proved way of
initially getting your story structure together. Using
templates you can have your starting structure together
in minutes. This structure can then advise you, using
creative writing techniques, at every stage of your
novel. The template is just a starting point and does
not constrain you in any way - it just gives you advice.
Few other novel writing software packages have this
functionality and those that do are far more expensive.
||All the structuring tools you will need - organize
your novel elements and weave them into your plot.
You can build up a vast array
of characters, places objects etc in the Resources
section and then build them into your Storyboard and
define their interactions. When you are writing your
prose you have all this information to hand as well as
the template advice. Everything is where you want it.
word count for your complete work and
weightings across chapters.
At any time
you can see how you are getting on with the word count
facilities. Not only will this will tell you how many
words you have written in total but also tell you how
many in each chapter. If you want to take things further
it will even provide you with an reading age estimate
for your audience using theoretical methods like
Gunning-Fog and Flesch-Kincaid.
||Powerful Text Editor with multilingual Microsoft
NewNovelist 3 uses Microsoft WPF technology and provides a rich text editor tailored to novel writing. As part of this it uses the Microsoft
spell checker and supports the native language you are
using on your computer.
||Dictate your novel using
NewNovelist 3 includes speech recognition on Windows 7
or Vista computers using the Microsoft speech engine.
This allows you to dictate your novel to your computer
rather than type it. If you want a high word count -
quick, this can help. There is a caveat that the
performance of the Microsoft engine can vary depending
on dialect and accents. To get the best results you may
need to spend a little time optimizing it by tailoring
your computer to your voice.
||Very simple to use - get familiar quick!
Unlike at lot of similar
packages, with NewNovelist we have not lost sight of the
end game - you want to write a novel and not spend loads
of time working out how to use our software. A lot of
effort has been put into making the user interface
intuitive and easy to use. We have used the Microsoft
WPF technology to make things graphically rich and a
pleasure to use.
If you are considering having a go with writing a book in a
month with nanowrimo, we wish you luck and hope you will
consider letting our software help you achieve your pursuit.
NewNovelist and Creative Writing|
Creative writing and learning how to write a novel can be
exceptionally hard. First, you have to learn the basics, then
you have to practice... and practice... and practice. And you also
have to research what makes a successful novel. The vast
majority of novels adopt a basic formula, and we incorporate
these within NewNovelist.
Whilst throughout these additional information pages we have
provided tips and 'how-to' advice, the real gold dust is in our
software program (available on CD or to download). It is based
on tuition from the leading university Creative Writing course
in England (University of East Anglia), and uses templates to
provide you with the structure you might otherwise spend years
researching. These templates can teach you the basics to writing
all different types of novel: crime, mystery, detective,
fantasy, childrens, thrillers, military and many many more. In
short, it provides you with a virtual tutor.
In addition to the template structure, there is context
sensitive help available - advising you on timing, tone and beat
- and scores of examples drawn from modern and classical
literature. For beginners this will be a revelation. For more
experienced writers it provides a welcome refresher.
Whatever your standard of writing, and whatever your motivation,
if you want an all-in-one writing course, advice, tutor, editor
and note taker you should buy NewNovelist today.|