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thenovelfactory

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I thought I'd open this blog with an Introductions topic.
Hi, I'm Kat - one of the creators of the Novel Factory.
I have written several novels: a children's fantasy adventure, a quirky crime and a Young Adult fantasy - which is what I'm currently working on.
I live in Leeds in beautiful Yorkshire and currently spend my time writing, following around a baby who refuses to walk when crawling works perfectly well, meditating, doing yoga, painting and walking my elegant but cowardly dog and working on improvements for The Novel Factory!

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Hi Kat Thanks for the invite to this forum.  It is a great idea.

My name is Anthony and I just a little north of you nr Richmond.  I am an aspiring writer and find this software very useful, especially at the planning stages.  Thought I must admit sometimes I try and skip one part or another.  I am always wanting to get stuck into the writing.  But I know deep down that I need to follow the roadmap all the way through.  So this year I am gonna try a new story with new ideas and follow the road map to the letter.  That's my new year resolution lol.
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Great to hear from you Anthony, and glad to hear you find the Roadmap so useful. I must admit I followed it dogmatically to begin with and to great effect but also deviate sometimes these days...
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Hi Kat,

Sureya here from sunny Milton Keynes and I think this is a great idea! I love the software and thanks again for the call to get me all set up properly - I've not looked back since [smile]
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Hello everyone. My name is Philip, I am from Utah. I have loved this program. I have written short novels since I was a teenager but when trying to do more detailed stories I always got confused on what was going on. This program has really helped with setting the facts that I need and having them in areas that are easy to reach.
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Greetings. My name is Mike, and I live in Venice. This is a great program, thanks for developing it. I have a few suggestions to make it better, which I will send along in the near future. I think it can be the premier novel writing software. It does about everything Scrivener does, but with an emphasis on planning and story structure, which Scrivener ignores. Good job.
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Hi from California! Kell Brigan is a 56-year-old spinster who thinks people speaking about themselves in the third person is kind of creepy, so I'm going to stop doing it. I'm freshly retired, and now spending time writing horror and mystery novels and short stories, reading pretty much anything, drawing and painting watercolor landscapes and portraits, and continuing the ongoing adventure of life as someone with neurological disabilities. I also do a bit of freelance editing and enjoy intelligent and/or goofy conversations, hiking very slowly (uphill both ways), cooking, tea, wine, whisky, baking bread, discussing philosophy with my fish, domino toppling, history, shunpikin' on old roadways in Watson (my beloved Honda Element) and essayant de me enseigner le français.
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Hello,

My name is Rafał and I live in Poland. Writing is a hobby for now, but I hope that it once would be my profession, because I'm writing from a child. Thank you Kat for the wonderful idea of founding forum. Community can be very helpful. I hope to make new friends.

I greet all welcome and wish you a pleasant writing, because it's probably most important to us!


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Hello all,

My name is Matthew, I live in Wisconsin, USA. I write fantasy and science fiction, I have one completed manuscript that I am forever editing since I've had no success in getting it published. I'm currently working on a graphic novel project with a friend, his concept and art, with my writing.

I'm a great idea person, but I struggle to put details together coherently and the Novel Factory and the road map give me the tools to do that. It's been a great resource keeping things together for me.

Looking forward to networking with everyone!

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Hi Guys,
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, and its really wonderful to put some profiles to our users.
It's so great to hear the software is helping other writers in the way I was hoping and it's really encouraging for making it better and better.
Kat

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Hi, I'm Brandon, 26. I've been writing the same book (first of 12) for about 8 years. Writing is literally all I have, my characters are my family now lol (I write fantasy fiction).  Gone through so much writing software I've lost count [tongue] buy this one has stuck. Planning has always been my downfall but the Novel Factory has helped to keep me on track with my work. I like that I can work scene by scene rather than being forcing myself to work a chapter at a time. Great program, and thanks for the invite to the forum [smile]
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Hi everyone, a newbie author here.

I'm happy to have stumbled upon this program, and happy as well to be part of this (as of yet) small, but growing community. I write speculative fiction mostly (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror/Paranormal), but I dip toes in other genres occasionally as well. I've had problems with structure before, and it has been a pain in the ass to make things right by myself, mostly because most people, I don't have formal education nor understanding of story structure, creative writing and the like. Never out of ideas, just never able to put them down properly. A while ago I had to choose which program to buy, between Scrivener and Novel Factory, due to budget limits, so I went with the latter and I had not regret it. I plan get Scrivener soon too, so I can work with both (Novel Factory is great to start, develop, and flesh out your story, as well as providing ample assistance with the tiniest of details on what's important in a story, Scrivener is great for non-linear/non-chronological storytelling, in case your project needs it, as well as making Mind Maps, Worldbuilding, and any Project Bibles you may need. They complement each other).

If you are a starter writer though, like I was, you'll need this program more.

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I write fantasy and science fiction, I have one completed manuscript that I am forever editing since I've had no success in getting it published. 


Have you considered self-publishing? If you wait to get your work accepted, you may wait a long, long time, and you may also be waiting a bus that will never arrive to pick you up.

Nothing to do with your story and the quality of it, just the industry and the way it works.

If you or anyone else is interested, I'll share more on the topic in a separate thread. Having Novel Factory at your side and some project in mind really makes you already half on your way to publish something.
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I've moved the above two posts to a new thread under self publishing.
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Hello,
     My name is Loretta and I'm from upstate New York.  I have been writing as a passion since learning to hold a pencil.  Mostly I write in the mystery, suspense, and thriller genre.  Novel structure is my weakest trait.  My flash fiction story Lake House was published in the June 2010 issue of the Storyteller.  I have had several promising personalized rejections from Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines that tell me to keep trying, that I've come close.  I of course love reading and writing, but also photography, humming birds, watching film noir, cop shows.
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I'm Eve and a friend bought me this software as a gift. I've been playing with it a little bit and I like it so far. I'm pleased to see that the creator(s) are so open to input because I see a lot of potential! I live in California but am a professed Anglophile and I'm currently working on a literary mystery relating to the WWI. It's sort of experimental for me, as it doesn't seem to fit into a traditional structure with any degree of success, but I'm enjoying the process. 
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