Writing App Review: The Novel Factory [Updated for 2021]

Writing App Review: The Novel Factory [Updated for 2021]

This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there.   The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include defining your basic premise, setting out your plot points, fleshing out your characters, building your world, generating scenes, weaving your plot details together, and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.  

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Watch: How to Edit Your NaNoWriMo Draft

Watch: How to Edit Your NaNoWriMo Draft

What comes after your NaNoWriMo draft is complete? The copyedit. If you dread this stage, you're not alone. Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMo, and Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid's Head of Learning are here to help in this replay of a live webcast.

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ProWritingAid Reviews: Ulysses

ProWritingAid Reviews: Ulysses

We know that ProWritingAid users like a bit of writing technology, so this month we begin a new series that looks at some of the best writing platforms out there. With so many options, and more being developed every day, how do you know which one is right for you. We sent one of our favourite freelancers, Kathy Edens, out to give them all a test run and report back. This month, she looks at Ulysses.

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How to Edit After NaNoWriMo

How to Edit After NaNoWriMo

Now that NaNoWriMo is over and you've taken a well-deserved break, it's time to edit. Find out how ProWritingAid can make your self-editing life easier from this new video, in partnership with Campfire Technology.

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The NaNoWriMo Diaries

The NaNoWriMo Diaries

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to write a novel in thirty days? Join author Krystal N. Craiker on her journey through NaNoWriMo 2020.

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The NaNoWriMo Mindset: 15 Steps to Success

The NaNoWriMo Mindset: 15 Steps to Success

If you're taking on NaNoWriMo, you're probably doing something else full-time. Here's a game plan to help you complete the challenge.

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How Many Drafts of Your Book Should You Go Through?

How Many Drafts of Your Book Should You Go Through?

Are you drowning in drafts? In this article, find out how to assign an objective to each draft, how to prepare for that draft and the techniques to use when actually writing it. Read this guide to making each draft count, with projected timescales and a bullet point summary of each stage.

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National Novel Writing Month Survival Guide

National Novel Writing Month Survival Guide

You've signed up for NaNoWriMo, but now you think 50,000 words in a month seems daunting. Here are seven pieces of advice for surviving National Novel Writing Month from NaNo veteran and volunteer Krystal N. Craiker.

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Editing Your Manuscript After NaNoWriMo

Editing Your Manuscript After NaNoWriMo

You wrote a novel! Well done. Reaching the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month is an impressive feat. What's next? The technical writing edit. Find out what to look for in your writing while editing.

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How to Succeed In NaNoWriMo Whether You're a Planner of Pants-er

How to Succeed In NaNoWriMo Whether You're a Planner of Pants-er

Whether you're a planner or a pants-er, you're in good company. For every successful novelist out there, there's a different way of approaching writing a novel - and they all think their's is the right way. Find out which bestselling authors plan their novels down to the chapter and which fly by the seat of their proverbial pants.

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NaNoWriMo: The Ultimate Guide

NaNoWriMo: The Ultimate Guide

Taking part in NaNoWriMo this year? Here's everything you need to know in one handy guide. Find out everything from how to get into the right mindset to how to avoid mid-November burnout.

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Why Where You Write Matters

Why Where You Write Matters

You'll learn a lot about yourself and your writing during NaNoWriMo. How you like to plan, how you organize yourself, the people you have around you; all of this is part of your writing environment, and that's what we're focusing on today.

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This Year, Don't Burn Out on NaNoWriMo

This Year, Don't Burn Out on NaNoWriMo

We're halfway through National Novel Writing Month! Here are some tips on making sure you finish.

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How to Stay Productive During NaNoWriMo

How to Stay Productive During NaNoWriMo

Are you gearing up to write a novel this November as part of NaNoWriMo? In this article, author Kathy Edens gives you her tips for staying productive when 50,000 words feel a million miles away. Follow these tips, and keep the words flowing.

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How to Write a 50,000 Word Novel in 30 Days

How to Write a 50,000 Word Novel in 30 Days

We know that many of you in our ProWritingAid community will be taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. That's why we hoested a Q&A with the Executive Director of the challenge, Grant Faulkner. Find out how to get as much out of NaNoWriMo as possible in the replay of this exclusive Q&A.

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