Novel Writing Made Easy

JesseJamesAvatar-1As an author, I admittedly started off with a typewriter.  I hated the damned thing, too.  Then I moved on to the PC.  It was very nice, and quite an upgrade from the frustrating machine before it.  Then, I made my favorite purchase: A new laptop.  It’s fully equiped with Microsoft Office 2007 as well as a nifty little program called One Note.  One note is great for storing little notes and things of that nature.

However, I recently came across a program, which I purchased by the way, called MyNovel.  It is far superior to Office and One note as far as writers are concerned, because of the simple fact that everything you need and would want when writing your novel is right there in front of your face.

Sure, when you first open the program it looks kinda like Office.  Don’t be deceived, however.  One of the most fascinating aspects of this software is the ability to make a story template, change the details of your novel, add diagrams, events, characters, places, objects and even check progress/completion like the little tracker thing on my site.  You can find inspiration for characters and places, change the color scheme, view a list of publishers and agents (in the UK mind you), and best of all… you never have to stare at a blank page.  It keeps track of all of your characters to the left of the screen with detailed descriptions of them, and clicking another tab will do the same for individual chapters with ease of access.

Mynovel has a very easy to use interface, and you will find yourself planning and mapping out your book with diagrams that will make you look at every aspect of your novel in more detail.  You guys should check it out!  There’s a free demo of it at

MyNovelMenu4 - Workspace4 - Workspace

I know I sound like some lame advertiser Merilee, but I find that the software is very useful for novelists.  I apologize to you guys for not being around in a while, but now that things are wrapping up in my new book I am going to attempt to make at least two posts here a week.

11 thoughts on “Novel Writing Made Easy

  1. I am thrilled to see you posting again, have been wondering where you disappeared to.

    I’ve been reading Merrilee’s posts about LSB and now you’ve posted about software – part of me thinks I might feel more writerly if I wasn’t just using Word, but I just don’t know… maybe when I’ve made some money off my writing I can justify trying a programme out.

    1. Hey! I’m so glad to see you on here again! Please tell me that the short story Birth Rights was published? Where can I find it?

      Yeah, the software is a dream for authors. If your curious, you can check out the free trial version of it. It’s highly recommended!

      Strange that you had mentioned that about Merrilee. Is it just me, or does it seem like her and I have a lot in common? I dunno. At least she changed her site background from CHOP CHOP!

  2. Nice to see you back! This program reminds me a bit of yWriter. Looks very interesting!

    I change my header pic every month or so to keep things fresh 🙂

    1. It’s going very well. It looks like I might beat the Christmas deadline. It’s going on sixty thousand words now, and I would’ve updated my little meter thing…but I forgot how! LOL! It’s been too long already.

      I already have the synopsis, query, and first three chapters primed for submission. I’m going to wait until the book is finished, however, and then I’ll see what the editors have to say before I send anything off into the deep.

      It’s great to hear from you again! Oh, the crappy insert/transmition that I let you read that had nothing to do with the actual novel and was a little blurb I wrote? Yeah, I deleted that off of my laptop. Thanks for the advice on that one!

      1. That’s excellent news, I’m glad you are making progress.

        Why did you delete the little snippet? I have folders named “Unpublishable drek” for stuff that I have written that I know is no good. It’s good to keep it for posterity 🙂

  3. Because, it was good in theory, garbage in reality. I wouldn’t want you laughing at me!

    Also, the difference between ywriter and MyNovel is that ywriter sucks.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I am not sure what was up with that. It still will not let me put my old pic back up there. Beats me, but I think this new one is better anyway. Glad you like it, Merrilee, you always have had a good eye!

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