How It Works

The First Project Management Platform for Writers

Step 01 - Start a new project - short story, novella, or novel.

Step 02 - Start planning: Characters, Outline, Locations and more.

Step 03 - Just write. Modify your Manuscript Structure as needed.

Step 04 - Daily writing time management with Kanban

Step 05 - How to make the best use of Asengana Analytics

Step 06 - Export your book in ePub format - ready to publish ebook.

Ready to write and publish your book?

We have the tools you need to transform your idea into a book and have it ePub-ready for publication.

Why project management matters:

Human activities, writing included, have constraints – limiting factors – that impact your work and the result. The writing process and ideas are yours, but how you make it happen can be improved by our project management platform.

Let’s make it simple. Four words: Quality, Time, Cost, Scope.

The quality of your writing is the most important constraint and all the others are affecting it. To assure quality is met, you need to follow planned and systematic activities in your writing.

Time is a priceless and finite resource. Our research into increasing writing efficiency combined with your wisdom and previous writing performance will empower you to use the daily Kanban planning to stick with your deadline.

The cost of a book is composed of the value of your work hours put into research, planning, writing, creating eBooks as well as the price of editing, publishing, and marketing. We will get to all of this, but for now we can offer you the tools to get your book ready from idea to ePub for a price starting from $6.75 per month (paid annually).

The scope of your project is to write a book. All the work you put into it must be optimized as much as possible. It is helpful to have analytics and project management tools that will help to decide what is and what shouldn’t be part of your daily writing.

Step 01 - Start a new project - short story, novella, or novel. Do your research.

Create a new project

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.

Logline & Premise

This is the moment 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.”

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Research Notes

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.

Concierge Help Desk

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.

Step 02 - Start planning: Characters, Outline, Locations and more.

Here’s a short list of planning elements which will make your work easier:

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Timeline Summary

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.

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Summary

Use the Scene’s description from Timeline Summary to create the summary of your story. This is Where your premise gains consistency.

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Outline

“The Outline describes WHAT happens WHEN and to WHOM…” – Nina Munteanu – The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!

Synopsis

“The Outline describes WHAT happens WHEN and to WHOM, while the Synopsis includes the WHY.” – Nina Munteanu – The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!

Locations

List and detail all the locations where your story happens. Use the Sensory Description mapping to gain insight and perspective into location’ description.

Characters

Often writers start their novel by creating the characters and establishing their main Characteristic, Need, and Motivation.

Step 03 - Just write. Modify your Manuscript Structure as needed.

Having an idea is are easy. Executing on ideas is hard.

Manuscript Structure

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.

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Manuscript

Write your book Scene by Scene and use the Kanban Card feature to focus only on your Work-in-Progress.

Chapter List

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.

Step 04 - Daily writing time management with Kanban

Kanban Board

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.

Step 05 - How to make the best use of Asengana Analytics

Project Status and Burndown Chart

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.”

Time Map

Useful timeline of how the period in which your story develops intersects with the lives of your characters.

Step 06 - Export your book in ePub format - ready to publish ebook.

Export

Save and export your project, full content or just the manuscript. Load specific versions of your manuscript if an important part was lost by the saving the current one.
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.

This is it!

Create your novel, premise to final draft, using the writing software that lets you 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.

Power of ownership over the publishing process

Our goal: create the best digital tools for writers. Period.

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