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A Novel Idea

By Shawn Svacha

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A Novel Idea is the premier tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot. Use the Idea feature to quickly jot down your creative sparks and link them to your story elements. Arrange your scenes by dragging and dropping them into place. Add scene goals and objectives for each character. Plus more!

Items that can be edited include:

Novel – title, setting, theme, tone, point of view, premise, and plot.
Scene – title, act, time, plot type, description, tension level
Character – name, age, external conflict, external motivation, internal conflict, internal motivation, description
Location – name, description
Idea – description

Pro Version, available as an in-app purchase, adds the following:
Dropbox Syncing between devices
Scene writing
Word count
Export to iTunes
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Email export


"If you’re writing a novel, story, or play—or even a creative essay for school—this will definitely get the juices stirring and help organize your ideas." --

What's New in Version 1.15.2

Fixes bug in grouping.


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Customer Reviews

Perfect for novel writers and Authors

If you wanted an app that allows you to organise scenes, characters and ideas for good novels and books, I'd highly recommend this to a friend

The way the app is organised makes creating stories so much easier. You can go into detail about your characters, location and scenes so you can build up a great story.

I give this 5 stars for being simple but very easy and accessible to work with. I can write stories where I am, whenever I want and it doesn't fail to impress.

Great but I have a few improvements

This app is exactly what I needed - a place to organise my characters. I'd definitely give it a try. It is easy to create characters, locations, ideas etc...

However, there are a few key improvements that I would love:

• Being able to assign more than one group to a character (if a character has married I want to associate them with their original family, and married one)

• Being able to specify what relationship each person is to the other (I have a very complex family tree)

• Having a drop down menu of the groups I've already made so I don't have to type it out again (and in case I spell it wrong)

• Being able to export and import my character details (this isn't so important for now but it could be essential later on)

• Having the ability to input the character's birthday, and the day they die, and how old they were when they died...


Wow! I love it, but can you answer my question please

Best app ever! I love it! My favourite bit is characters as if really helps me to understand the characters I'm writing about - I mean how many writers sit down and think about their characters fears? But I do now. The only issue is that I had to do a lot of googling things like what does external conflict mean, and I still don't really get it. Could you possibly explain it to me. I am on,y 13 but I love writing.

A Novel Idea
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.15.2
  • Size: 4.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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