Human activities, writing included, have constraints – limiting factors – that impact your work and the result. The writing process and ideas are yours, but you can improve how you do it with our product management platform.
Let’s make it simple. Four words: Quality, Time, Cost, Scope.
You can create your book project from scratch or use a template. Set your planned Start Date and Finish Date to activate the project management features.
Gather all your notes about your story and the research you do. Use it not only for your story but also to create content for blog posts and other marketing materials you will use to promote your book.
Often writers start their novel by creating the characters and establishing their main Characteristic, Need, and Motivation.
List and detail all the locations where your story happens. Use the Sensory Description mapping to gain insight and perspective into location’ description.
This is when your idea grows into something different. As Larry Brooks says in Story Engineering: “A concept, it could be said — and it should be viewed this way — is something that asks a question. The answer to the question is your story. A premise is a concept that has brought character into the mix.”
Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Set the Scenes that will become your plot points. It will help you pace your story and minimize rewrites.
Use the Scene’s description from Timeline Summary to create the summary of your story. This is Where your premise gains consistency.
Here’s a short list of planning elements which will make your work easier:
“The Outline describes WHAT happens WHEN and to WHOM…” – Nina Munteanu – The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!
“The Outline describes WHAT happens WHEN and to WHOM, while the Synopsis includes the WHY.” – Nina Munteanu – The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!
Change the order or location of your Scenes. Also you can edit Scene’s description in the same page if your story goes in a different direction.
Chapter List offers you a detailed view over the Chapters you create and the allocated Scenes for every Chapter with direct access to edit function.
Useful timeline of how the period in which your story develops intersects with the lives of your characters.
Having an idea is are easy. Executing on ideas requires dedication and perseverance.
Write your book Scene by Scene and use the Kanban Card feature to focus only on your Work-in-Progress.
Kanban is the right and easy-to-use project methodology for those writers that want to have easy access anywhere to write, be productive and be able to manage better their time.
The daily planning. Every day you decide on a maximum of 5 scenes you will write on that day. Usually that means a maximum of 4-5000 words, which is more than most people write in a day. Once you set your Doing column, you just have to write only on those scenes and focus on finishing what you started by the end of the day.
Relevant information about your project in a one page analytics dashboard.
The Burndown Chart provides real-time status of your progress. It provides you every day with not only a word count, but also info about how much you should write everyday so you can finish in time. This chart works for you and has a daily very important message: “You will not finish your book on time” or “Congratulations! You will finish your book before deadline.”
Save and export your project, full content or just the manuscript.
The best part is that you can export your book in eBook format (more digital and print on demand formats coming) with one click and have it ready to submit to any online publisher or convert in Mobi format for Amazon.
Use our internal Service Desk to access the Knowledge base as well as to ask questions or suggest improvements that will help the platform fulfill your needs. We’re friendly and here to help.
Create your novel, from premise to final draft. Use the writing software to do all the effective story planning you need: logline, synopsis, timeline, chapters, scenes, analytics – from word count to graphic timelines and character’s map. Better time management, effective story planning, and useful analytics.
We have the tools you need to transform your idea into a book and have it ePub-ready for publication.