Meet Asengana, a writing tool with roots in Kanban project management

by Emanuel

2019, Asengana
January 13, 2019

Asengana is the solution to the splintered state of most writers’ creative process and tools–mine, and probably yours, too. Unless I’m the only one that uses folders with files I need to open just to remember why I’ve created them in the first place, has bookmarks for various web pages needed for research, and tries to use at least three software solutions to have that feeling of “I got it covered”.

Asengana will be the only browser window worth keeping open

The efficiency of a writing software doesn’t come only from the ease of typing but also from how it connects with the backbone of your book. You can create your novel, premise to final draft, using a writing software that lets you do all the planning you need: logline, synopsis, timeline, chapters, and scenes. All the research done for your book, characters’ files, settings, and the manuscript structure will be easily accessible in one place. Also analytics–from word count to graphic timelines and character’s map.

Asengana will make irrelevant the A3 size paper or the wall full of post-it with your manuscript structure.
Analytics reports will support the structural changes of your manuscript to show the inconsistencies that appear in the creative process. I’m not the only one that wrote a scene with a POV that died four scenes back in the second act.

When we defined Asengana as the Writer’s Way, we thought about the right way to manage a project.

There was that moment when I realized the transition from the self professed talented writer as is–pantser – to understanding the complexities of a plotline–planner. My storytelling freedom came from a well-defined structure and from applying my project manager skills to the writing techniques I gained through learning and many failures.

The choice of an Agile project management methodology, Kanban, comes from its universality and easiness to use. You will have a better framework for honing your craft as a writer.

One of us

I look back at the younger me socializing with friends and complaining about the writer’s block. My first published writings are not brilliant. Just for a few seconds and then I get back to the present me who uses every free minute to write with a clear understanding of my hero’s journey, the short story structure with confidence in my research process.

I’m the one who started Asengana, but I’m just one of the many that make it happen. Self-published writers at the start of their journey (me included), traditionally published writers, software engineers, graphic designers are all part of a team with a plan: we will make the writing experience better.

Are you a writer?

Asengana is the perfect software for writers. It’s easy to use and helps you plan your novel from start to finish. You can create chapters, scenes, characters, settings, and more with just a few clicks of the mouse. Plus, it has analytics that will help you keep track of your word count as well as how many other useful facts.

We know writing can be hard work, but we want to make it easier for you! That’s why we created this amazing software that lets you do all the planning for your book without having to worry about any other distractions or apps on your computer screen. All while monitoring how much progress you’ve made so far!

Start writing now… or you can spend your time on the couch watching movies based on other people's books.

Lay the groundwork for your future success as a storyteller by using the most powerful writing & project management software for authors.

Plan and research your book

Keep all your research in one place. Confidently plan for the elements of your book, no matter how complex: idea, outline, synopsis, plot structure, characters and sensory mapping of locations.

Write daily and monitor your progress

Real Kanban project management for authors. Swiftly accessing the timeline and the detailed insight of your character’s journey will help you focus and nurture your writing mindset.

Write your book distraction-free

Save time with our manuscript structure templates. They will guide you scene by scene, offering pre-defined plot points. Enhanced tracking features enable effortless getting back into writing.

Get things done - idea to eBook

No more wasting time on endless rewrites. Structured creativity thanks to productive persistence.
When you decide your book is ready for the world, the ePub convertor is one click away. Congratulations, you are ready to publish!

It takes more than a proficient writing process to turn a blank page into a novel.

It’s a journey from a writer distracted by the use of multiple tools - for writing, time and project management - to being an author capable to plan efficiently and write multiple books at the same time using one platform.

Plan, write, and finish your book!

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