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
Export to iTunes
"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." -- Appadvice.com
What's New in Version 1.14
Ads French Localization
Fixes bug with PIN feature
Best book writing app ever
I really love this app and it seems to have he perfect outline to help you write your novel/story/book. I strongly recommend it. For the writers out there, use this app!
Although I think this app can do better with the keyboard. They should have the commas, the periods, and quotation marks all on one page with the letters. You should be able to bold, underline or put the word in italics. The scene writing is confusing because there is a blank of white space that is blocking the way of the words. So that leaves little space for me to see the story and I have to keep scrolling down. There should be a button that makes the keyboard disappear and another button that makes it appear again.
But other than the keyboard stuff, I really love this app.
This app is VERY helpful in planning out a story arc and plot line of both a single book and an entire series. Can easily build character profiles, location descriptions, jot down random ideas and then attach all of those to the scenes you creat very easily, then attach those scenes to individual novels in whatever order you desire. The only thing i didn't like was that if you are working on more then one series, totally unconnected from each other whatsoever, there is no way to separate those character, scenes , locations and ideas from the other series. But if only working one series, then it would be a definite five star rating
Best Writing App
I've tried a lot of apps for writing,
but A Novel Idea is by far and away my favorite.
Not to say the others I've downloaded are bad; in fact, they're all handy in different ways.
But this app has EVERYTHING.
There are sections for each and every detail in your novel.
From character building, to storing sudden ideas that may pop up, even writing chapters is simple and enjoyable.
And while there is lots of great structure built into the app, there is still a ton you can put your own spin on, if that's how you like it.
Love, love, love this app!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Sep 13, 2013
- Version: 1.14
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Shawn Svacha
- © 2013 Shawn Svacha
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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