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5 Ways To Move Beyond Your First Draft

Arguably the hardest part about writing a book is plugging out the first draft. It’s a marathon – sometimes exhilarating, often exhausting – and by the time you’ve finished you’re probably tired and maybe even a little lost over what comes next. 1. Take a Break It might sound counterproductive, but taking a break could…
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May 30, 2019 4
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Novellus 1.0.9 Released

Page Magnification Novellus now supports zoom levels up to 800% on your page, providing support for large screen monitors where the text appears too small. Scene Colors Organizing your scenes just got easier with Scene Colors! All your scenes can now be color coded by left clicking on them in your scene list. Draft Status…
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May 27, 2019 0
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Novellus 1.0.7 Released

Multiple Drag&Drop Novellus now supports drag and drop for multiple binder items, making it easier than ever to organize your parts, chapters, scenes, and notes. Improved Outline Mode The Outline Mode user interface has been improved to make it easier than ever to view your entire novel at a glance. Minor Improvements & Bug Fixes…
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April 29, 2019 0
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Novellus 1.0.6 Released

Dark Mode Novellus now supports Dark Mode. To switch the appearance of Novellus, open the app and go to the ‘Novellus’ menu, then select ‘Appearance’. You can choose to use the system appearance or select between Light and Dark mode. Improved Notebook Folders have been added, allowing you to organize your notes and any writing…
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February 20, 2019 0
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Novellus 1.0.5 Released

Outline Mode Create index cards to help flesh out your story before you do the hard work of writing it. What if you’ve already written something? Outline Mode will fill integrate itself into your story right out of the box. Flow Mode Want to know how your writing flows? We’ve created a number of new…
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August 20, 2018 0
emotions

Writer’s List: Emotions

The best stories are, at their core, an emotional journey. The words we use to describe these emotions can be key to painting a vivid and varied picture of your characters’ internal lives. If you’re struggling to think of the right word to describe an emotion, feel free to use this list as a reference: Do…
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June 15, 2018 0

Prepositional Phrases

Prepositional phrases are used to connect a noun or pronoun to another word. Common words used to create prepositional phrases are at, in, for, of, by, over, under, up, and with, among others. For example: The man in the shop bought eggs. We went up the road to see Jim. Prepositional phrases are key to forming relationships between words in…
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June 8, 2018 0
Novellus

Novellus 1.0 Released

Write, Edit, and Publish your book all in one place with Novellus. Organize Split your novel up into Parts, Chapters, and Scenes. Write, outline, and take notes, all in once place. Write Novellus features a flexible RTF text editor along with a distraction free Full Screen writing mode. Edit Novellus features a copyeditor that works…
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June 1, 2018 0

PaperEdit 1.0.2 Released

Full Screen Writing mode Want to focus on just your writing? Full screen mode removes all distractions. Dialogue Edit Mode Step through your dialogue, dialogue tags, and catch common errors in Dialogue Mode. Text To Speech Clicking the audio button on the info bar will speak selected text out loud. Other Improvements: Cleaner UI Various…
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May 29, 2018 0
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Writer’s List: Facial Expressions

Facial expressions can be used, along with dialogue tags, to paint a more vivid picture of your characters and their emotional journey. As you’re writing, however, you might find yourself repeating the same phrases over and over again. Here is a list of facial expressions to help vary things up: Do you have more facial…
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May 8, 2018 0

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