The cornerstone of any writing project

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The cornerstone of any writing project

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How it Works

Easy to use. No need for additional courses or training to learn how to navigate the platform.

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.

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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.

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.

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Current FEATURES of Asengana Writing and Project Management Platform

Story Templates

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.

Character Profiles

Define the main CHARACTERISTIC, NEED,  and MOTIVATION of your character. Visualize in one page relationships with other characters, POV status in manuscript, and more.

Progressive Building Blocks

Define your story’s Plot Points and your main Characters. Develop the Summary, Outline, and Synopsis to define WHAT happens, to WHOM, WHEN, and WHY.

Manuscript Structure

Reorder the Scenes in your manuscript easy with drag-and-drop or a click. edit Scene’s description during planning or if your story-line goes in a different direction.

Kanban Board and Card

Kanban is the right and easy-to-use project method. Plan every day and use the Kanban Card to eliminate distraction and focus on the story’s bottleneck scenes.

Burndown Chart

The Burndown Chart provides real-time status of your daily progress. It provides you with information about how much you should write everyday so you can finish in time.

Research Notes

Gather all your notes about your story and the research you do. Use them for your story and also to create content for blog posts to promote your book.

Location Management

Locations are more than a notes depository. The Sensory Map allows you unique insights into the life of your characters.

Chapter List

Chapter List offers you a detailed view over the Chapters you create and the allocated Scenes for every Chapter. Add, edit, and view  every component of your story.

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Manuscript v1.0 Plantser

Write distraction-free and use enhanced tracking features so you can instantly refresh your references about plot points, characters, and locations related to every scene.

Project Analytics

Advanced analytics – more than just word count. Time Map is a useful timeline of the period in which your story develops, intersecting the lives of your characters.

Export/Conversion to ePub

Save and export your project, full content or just the manuscript. You can convert your book in eBook format with one click and have it ready for online publishing.

The first Writing and Project Management Platform for Authors

Writing every day is difficult when you have a busy personal and professional life – but it doesn’t have to be!

Plan and research for your book
Keep in one place all the research notes for your book and plan from premise, outline, synopsis, plot structure to characters and locations’ sensory mapping.
Write your book distraction-free
Use templates to create the entire structure of your book, scene by scene – pre-defined plot points – write and manage your manuscript with enhanced tracking features.
Plan daily and monitor your progress
Real Kanban project management for authors and detailed insight into your character’s journey and the timeline of your story so you can focus and get into your writing mindset in seconds.
Get things done - from idea to eBook
You’ll stop wasting work with endless rewrites and manage better your time and when you’re ready to get your book into the world, you can convert to ePub with one click – ready for publishing.

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Where authors get writing done

Try Asengana Project Management and Writing platform for free. You’ll stop wasting work with endless rewrites and manage better your time.

The cornerstone of any writing project
The cornerstone of any writing project

Manuscript Structure

Reorganize scenes and chapters using intuitive drag and drop. Next to the Chapter List is one of the many features that allows you to analyze and adjust the structure of your manuscript.

Reach deadlines with Daily Planning

The built-in Kanban tool offers complete flexibility, respecting the emotional nature of inspiration, and keeps you motivated to finish what you started.
You have better visibility over your writing process so you can see your progress and how the lifeline of your characters fits in the timeline of your story.

The cornerstone of any writing project

Character and Location management

View and edit every character and location in detail. Every profile includes useful information and connections with every scene in the manuscript based on POV or location selection.

The cornerstone of any writing project

Concierge – Writer’s Service Desk

We’re friendly and here to help. If you have questions, don’t wait.

Your writing sessions just got FASTER, EFFICIENT, and more PRODUCTIVE.

  • Daily planning with a Scene Kanban Board allows you to focus on the number of scenes you plan to write in a day.
  • Refreshing your information about the character, location, settings and place in the timeline of a scene takes a few minutes.
  • You can write in smaller time segments. Our users’ experience is that you can set 35-45 minutes aside and write a scene / 900 words at least 3 times a day.

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