The Novel Factory Desktop

Novel Writing Software for Windows

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Notes automagically organised

No more drowning in piles of paper notes or spending hours organising digital folder structures. The Novel Factory offers clear obvious structures for noting down information about plot, characters, locations and everything else relating to your novel.

"I may have to go out and buy a netbook with Windows just so I can buy this software. It's that good."

Character Management

View all of your characters in the overview or open them up to view and edit their details. Character profiles include loads of useful tabs, including: basic info, character questionnaire, background, voice and more.

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How to write a novel step by step

How to write a novel step by step

The Roadmap is an optional step-by-step guide to writing a novel that takes you from premise to final manuscript and beyond. It draws on tried and tested theory that lies behind the majority of best selling novels and blockbuster movies.

“Most of all I liked the help dialogues - they were truly helpful! Excellent guidance.”

No steep learning curve

Unlike some other writing programs, the Novel Factory requires no long hours of learning how to use it. It’s completely intuitive from the very first time you open it. As one of our users said: ‘Your seven year old kid could use it’.

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“It looks like a really inviting and intuitive program.”

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Plot development

The planning section takes a methodical approach to building a strong plot from basic building blocks. It includes plot templates for popular genres, to get you started.

Characterisation development

The character details section offers a wealth of prompts and information about how to create memorable, three dimensional characters. It includes areas for motivation, character archetypes, physical description, unique voice and much more.

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“I love the level of details I can jam into the character sheets.”

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Character Viewpoint Synopses

The Novel Factory encourages you to experience your novel through the eyes of each of your major characters. This adds depth, texture and realism to the plot and characters. 

Use images to inspire you

You’re not limited to adding a single image to characters and locations, add as many as you like and view them in the gallery or in full.

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"Hi, just a quick note to say how much I love the software. I've tried a few, this just works best for my brain."

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Location Management

The Locations tab allows you to note down details for all of your novel's settings, including multiple images to spark your inspiration. It encourages you to consider all of the senses in your descriptions, in order to build a truly immersive story world.

Automatic scene generation

Once you’ve written your long synopsis, you have the option to automatically generate scenes directly from it. Adjust where the scene breaks are and hit go – and all your scenes will be created automatically in seconds. Now you can get on with the fun part of writing your first draft

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“The software so far has helped my idea grow, and has inspired me and opened up new paths with the guide it has provided.”

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Scene Management

Split your novel up into scenes which you can shuffle with click and drag. You can enter, edit and view key information relating to each scene and even link characters and locations to a given scene. 

Multiple drafts

The Scenes tab allows you to write multiple drafts of your story side by side, helping with referencing and keeping a snapshot for scouring over for gems at a later date.

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“It is very straight-forward, clear in design with few distractions."

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Export your Work

You can export your manuscript and notes to word, or to a plain text format.

Track submissions

There’s a special tab dedicated to keeping track of your submissions to agents or self-publishing websites.

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Targets and Statistics

The Statistics tab allows you to keep track of your word count and your writing rate. You can set targets and keep track of whether you’re meeting them or not.

“Just hit 50,000 words of my first novel - delighted :) All thanks to The Novel Factory software.”

Automated backups

We know how painful it is to lose work, so the software creates regular automatic backups to help minimise losses in the case that disaster strikes, such as a computer crash.

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“Luckily, Novel Factory generates backups! It was a lifesaver for me.”

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