Writing 101 – Working with Novel Writing Computer software

A beginning writer can use novel writing software as a guide to his initial novel. An experienced writer can use novel writing software to retain track of his characters, areas, and objects. Study can be done on the World wide web as the novel comes forth and the benefits can be stored using the software.

The most potent function of such application is the chapter guides. A genre is chosen (action, western, detective, romance, history, and so on.). When that is achieved the chapter guides will show you what requires to be written in every chapter.

There are a number of application applications for novel writers. They come in a selection of styles and price tag but their primary functions are as described above.

I came upon a low-cost British version of novel-writing application for new authors. The novel computer software makes use of the Harry Potter books as an example.

I employed the British computer software to write a novelette of 17,000 words to demonstrate how the software operates. You can study the novelette at my site. My demonstration novelette is a detective western set in the late 1890s.

By definition, a novel has over 50,000 words and most genre novels have over 150,000 words. A historical romance may well have 400,000 words or far more.

Some writers like to use a set number of chapters, perhaps 20, and that is how they start out. The computer software I tested has 12 chapters but the quantity of chapters can quickly be expanded by repeating a set of two chapters over and over again as I show later in this short article.

At the get started of a novel, quite a few writers alternate chapters, a single for the hero (protagonist) then one particular for the villain (antagonist). This approach can be repeated until the two come together mid- or late-novel.

Writing a novelette like I did, lets a writer know what the story is all about, who the characters are, and the plot. My novelette which took significantly less than a week part-time to write could be expanded into a complete-length novel in six weeks or much less. In other words, applying the computer software, you should be capable to crank out four genre novels or 1 historical romance every single year.

The way I would expand a novelette would be what I call “fleshing out”. That would be to add the nitty gritty facts that novel readers really like. I would not necessarily have to add chapters.


Some writers like to get started with a image from a magazine that they can use for a unique character. If that aids you, start out cutting up your magazines or newspapers.

If your are an artist, or can at least sketch a character, the visualization might aid you. I can draw following a sort but I in no way use photos or sketches. I always see my characters in my mind so I do not need to do that.

Speaking of characters, in my mind, one particular character or one more is generally trying to dominate the script.

When I wrote Bull: A Western Saga, a character named Peter Ott attempted to take over the novel. I had to relegate him to a character who wouldn’t do Bull’s dirty perform so that Bull would have to perform all principal actions, not Peter Ott.

But BDSM story was still a dominant character and he forced me to write Revenge on the Mogollon Rim: A Peter Ott Western where Peter Ott is the principal character and Bull Davis becomes a secondary character.

When I say “forced,” I imply that characters do get into your head. If you have to trim a quantity of characters from your novel you may well hear them scream at you.

OK! So I’m crazy.

In the British software, the initially thing you do is click on “new character” in the resource box. The application will ask you for a name and the sex of the character. Then it will suggest a new name for you if you do not like the 1 you chose.