The Marshall Plan®. It’s all you need.

Based on The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing, the world’s leading novel-writing system, Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett’s NovelCreator™ is the only novel-writing program that guides you every step of the way. Everything you need to write your novel in one program. There is no other novel-writing software like it.



The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing, and NovelCreator™ software, is an ingenious step-by-step method of creating a compelling novel in record time. Based on literary agent/author/editor Evan Marshall’s proprietary novel-writing method used by writers around the world for the past 20 years, the software was developed as a result of requests from writers who had used Evan’s groundbreaking international bestseller on writing fiction, The Marshall Plan® For Novel Writing. The book revolutionized fiction writing and went on to become a classic—a staple on hundreds of thousands of writers’ reference shelves. The Marshall Plan® demystified novel-writing for a massive audience and became the industry’s #1 go-to novel-writing technique for anyone who wants to write a commercial novel—fast.

Although thousands of writers found success using the advice he set out in his book, many of them still wanted more. They acknowledged that he offered them the clearest and easiest to follow methods they had ever used. They also admitted that the result was a far better story, and that it had taken much less time to complete.

What they wanted was something more streamlined, something that would eliminate much of the outlining process. That’s when Evan teamed up with literary consultant and fellow literary agent Martha Jewett.

NovelCreator™ was born. No other program guides you every step of the way, from your first inspiration to the day you are flipping through the pages of your newly published novel. You will never be left wondering what to do or when to do it.

Now, let’s take a look at what makes NovelCreator™ so innovative.

Create Your Novel with a Click

Just tell NovelCreator™ what kind of novel you want to write—romance, mystery, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, it’s up to you—and NovelCreator™ gets to work, helping you make decisions about word length and major characters. The software provides templates for 138 different genres and subgenres—the kinds of books agents, editors and readers are looking for—or you can simply enter the word length of the novel you want to write. Once you’ve clicked in your creative decisions, NovelCreator™ instantly sets up your novel’s template, complete with the recommended number of viewpoint characters for your novel, the exact number of scenes you need, and all key plot points in their correct positions in the story. Now you have a solid framework for your creative storytelling to turn into a publishable novel.

A Key Technique

NovelCreator™ is unique in that it shows you how to tell a story through a set of viewpoint characters (“viewpoint writing”). This concept is key in creating successful fiction, yet most beginners know nothing about it because, amazingly, it is rarely taught in writing classes or mentioned in writing manuals. NovelCreator™ makes it easy and fun to structure your novel using this method.

Complete Creative Freedom and Flexibility

NovelCreator™ gives you complete freedom. Follow The Marshall Plan© system . . . or not. It’s up to you. Customize. Change your novel’s word length. Add, remove or edit characters. Add, remove or rearrange scenes. None of your work is ever lost, because scenes can be placed in the Storage Area in case you want to pull them back in later.

Once you’ve outlined your novel, move to the Manuscript area and turn your outline into a complete manuscript! NovelCreator™ keeps track of your scenes’ word length so you’re guaranteed to stay on target. When you’re finished, you can export your manuscript to your favorite word processor.

Just a few of the ways NovelCreator™ makes your writing life easier!

It determines the perfect length for the type of story you are creating. This is far more important than you might think. Done manually, it requires calculations that you might be tempted to skip over and time that you can now spend doing the enjoyable part of creating your novel.

It shapes your story idea. All you have to do is type in a few points about the story you want to tell and the program shapes your story idea for you.

It decides what genre and subgenre are perfect for you. As we discussed earlier, agents, editors, and publisher, are sticklers about fitting into their structure. This goes for genres and subgenres also.

It sets a compelling story goal for your lead. It is vital that your lead character has a goal worth living or dying for.

It creates a strong, believable opposition for your lead. Without an opposition who is worthy of your lead character, you don’t have a story.

It provides over 7000 male and female names, along with their meanings. Your character’s name is often the first thing your reader will know about them. It sets the stage for everything that follows.

It decides whether a romantic involvement is right for your story and, if so, selects the perfect character to take this role. In some genres, a romantic involvement is imperative. In others, it can determine the direction of the story.

It populates your story with intriguing secondary characters, who can make the difference between a plot that keeps your readers up at night, and one that leaves your book on the shelf.

It builds in plot twists and surprises. Major turning points drive your plot and keep readers turning pages.

This software is as close to “push and play” as you can get. With the push of a button, a complete template of your novel is generated. The correct number of scenes are automatically generated. They are divided appropriately, and in the proper order, among your viewpoint characters. We already discussed the value of this.

Story points are strategically placed. From the crisis that sets your story in motion, through all the major turning points, nothing is left to guesswork. This includes the shutdown, dark moment, climax, and denouncement.

Develop your template into a complete manuscript within the program. It counts your words for you scene-by-scene so you stay on target for manuscript length. When we said that this software practically writes your novel for you, it wasn’t an exaggeration.

 Enter details of your novel and the program creates a complete template of your story, from beginning to end.

 No more guesswork about what scenes to put where. The program plots your novel for you.

 With the click of a button, you generate a manuscript ready to submit to agents and editors.

 Enter your text in any language!

 Determine the perfect length for the specific novel you’re creating

 Shape a story idea tailored to your chosen genre

 Quickly create a three-dimensional lead character for your story

 Decide what genre and subgenre of novel are perfect for you

 Set a compelling story goal for your lead

 Create a strong, believable opposition for your lead

 Name your characters using a built-in library of over 7,000 male and female names with their meanings

 Decide whether a romantic involvement is right for your story and, if so, select the perfect character to take this role

 Populate your novel with intriguing secondary characters who are linked dynamically to your plot

 Build in “Surprises”—major turning points that drive your plot and keep readers turning the pages

Best of all, with the click of a button, you automatically generate a complete template of your novel. It will contain the correct number of scenes, divided appropriately among your viewpoint characters, all in their proper order.

Story points will be automatically positioned—from the crisis that precipitates your novel’s primary action, to the story’s major turning points, to the showdown, dark moment, climax, and denouement.

Open your novel template in the program’s built-in word processor and develop it into a complete manuscript ready to publish!

Take a look at the video above. Imagine how you will feel using the software to create your own novel. Imagine the look on the faces of your friends and family when you show them your book on Amazon or on the bookstore shelf. Then, when you’re ready, download your copy of NovelCreator™.

The Marshall Plan® software has been for sale and continuously updated and improved for more than a decade, helping thousands of writers create and sell their projects and become happier, more productive, more financially successful—and yes, bestselling novelists.

NovelCreator™ turns writers into authors. Invest in your talent, in your career, with the software that has become a secret weapon for so many authors.

Now with more features and tools, powerful flexibility and a new lower price, NovelCreator™ means novel writing.


Bonus eBooks

Built into NovelCreator™ are two bonus eBooks for your writing library.

The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing

This is the book that started it all. Evan Marshall’s classic, groundbreaking bestseller The Marshall Plan® For Novel Writing has helped thousands of writers get their novel published faster!



Fiction Makeover: 50 Tips for Creating Novels and Stories Like a Pro

Here is an arsenal of easy insider tips for improving your fiction using classic professional techniques. The book covers how to write dialogue, what to describe and not to describe, how to make your characters’ conversations sound real, and tricks for giving your book the page-by-page rhythm that makes your story unforgettable. Each tip includes an example from a well-known novel. These tips will help you publish your book and make more money with your fiction. Contains clickable links in the table of contents, a full list of tips clickable to their explanations in the book, and clickable tip cross-references.



Are you ready to make your dream of writing a novel a reality?

In less than 30 days from today, you could be printing the manuscript of your novel from your computer.

Imagine . . . seeing it on the shelves of your local bookstore . . . becoming a best-selling author . . . and gaining recognition for your book!

NovelCreator™ is ready to use. Just install on any PC or Mac computer or laptop and start creating your novel. It’s that simple! You could be writing your novel in less than 20 minutes from right now!

P.S. . . . Whatever you decide to do today, remember that your novel won’t get written unless you take action.

All the tools in the world will not help you unless you are committed in your mind to get that first novel under your belt.

Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress!

Download your free trial of NovelCreator™.

Buy NovelCreator™.

NOTENovelCreator™ is not a subscription service. No monthly charges into infinity. You pay our new lower-than-ever price of $79.99 ONCE and the software is yours forever, to use over and over again to write your novels. It’s as simple as that.


  • Pricing: free 14-day trial, $79.99 (Windows, macOS)
  • Download Free Trial; purchase License Key
  • Platform: Windows, macOS
  • Output formats: Word (RTF), Print

PC Technical Requirements

  • Windows 7 with SP1 installed (minimum), Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • RAM: 2GB

Mac Technical Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 (minimum), Mac OS X 10.10.5, Mac OS X 10.11.x, Mac OS 10.12.x, Mac OS 10.13.x
  • RAM: 2GB

Additional Features

Software Category

  • Novel design software


  • Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett


Praise for The Marshall Plan®

The Marshall Plan® For Novel Writing was an integral part in the release of my new historical adventure, Guardian of Paradise. When I decided I wanted to write, I I found your book, read it through twice and then used it constantly as a resource during the entire process. Some of the more useful tools and ideas were the section sheets and the use of each section ending in a failure for the lead or a success for the lead’s opposition. You were right—without them, the story would have run out of steam way too early and been boring as well. Also the placement of surprises kept the story interesting.”
—W. E. Lawrence

“The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing is a master plan for aspiring novelists. Evan Marshall is brilliant.”
—Bobbi Smith, New York Times bestselling author

“A comprehensive manual to writing a novel for all writers—from the beginner to the more advanced looking for polishing tips. Savvy and concise.”
—Bill Contardi, literary agent

“Finally, a practical how-to manual for all aspiring authors, written with wit and wisdom. A delightful read!”
—Maureen Walters, Vice President, Curtis Brown Literary Agency

“An invaluable tool for the aspiring novelist. An upbeat, easy-to-follow guide that takes the mystery out of writing.”
—Alicia Condon, Editorial Director: Fiction, Kensington Publishing

“Evan Marshall has the scoop on making book—from beginning to end and everywhere in between.”

“A down-to-earth approach to completing a novel.”
Boulder Planet


Awesome Benefits

  • DIY so you don’t have to take a class.
  • One click gives you the whole novel with moveable scene cards.
  • Flexible, customizable novel structure.
  • Lays out the whole book so you can brainstorm.
  • Created by industry specialists. See bios here.
  • Time tested and market validated since 2008 and 1998.
  • Write faster.
  • Grow your number of published titles.
  • Make more money.
  • Write to your your audience or category with the Genre Wizard.
  • Achieve your writing dreams.
  • Become a full-time novelist.
  • Write a bestseller.

What Users Are Saying

Wonderful customer service

You couldn’t find better customer service than with The Marshall Plan.

I was having issues with my software, and not only were they prompt at returning my emails, but they took the time to fix my file and also upgraded my software!

All of this, in addition to the easy to use and super helpful software, makes my dream of writing a novel a reality.

Tara Amber
I would recommend it for the beginner and the veteran writer

You have the desire to write and an idea for the perfect story. Now what? Where do you begin?

No worries. NovelCreator 5.0, from the creators of The Marshall Plan, is a wonderful tool to get the ball rolling. From the start you are guided through the writing process. You will be led step by step to: pick your genre, title, word count goal, and your basic story idea. Next, you outline your characters; their name, background appearance, goals and decide which one is your protagonist and their corresponding antagonist. You are shown how to write each scene in the action/reaction format that has been proven to keep the story moving. Each section has an explanation of its purpose so you won’t get lost.

I have used this software and I would recommend it for the beginner and the veteran writer.

—Tami Jaegel, author of CULL


A must-have tool

I like digital tools and apps that make my work better. If you are interested in writing fiction, NovelCreator™ is a must-have tool. Using this software is like hiring a professional editorial team to give you feedback every step of the way. I recommend it to all my clients.

—Fauzia Burke, Author of Online Marketing for Busy Authors, Founder of FSB Associates and Co-Founder of Pub Site

Extremely helpful

Thanks for your great software. It has been extremely helpful to me for all these years.

—Greg C. – Austin, TX


Had a play with it last night and it is awesome!

—John H. – Melbourne Australia

A boost for writers who want to get published

NovelCreator™ 5.0 is the biggest boost for writers who want to get published since The Marshall Plan® For Novel Writing.

—Clay Feeter, Historian & Genealogy Speaker – York, Maine

A major upgrade

The latest version of the Marshall Plan® software is a major upgrade. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to know how to put a novel together from the inside out.

Karen – Martha’s Vineyard, MA

A different way of looking at the story

I am enjoying using this software and am starting to map out the next book I’m writing using the software. There are some questions and issues you raise in the different action cards that are a different way of looking at the story, and I’m having a good time seeing some of these things in a different light.

—James D. Shipman, author of A Bitter Rain, It Is Well: A Novel, Going Home, and Constantinapolis – Seattle, WA area

Provides the logic of how the characters and plot fit together

I always wanted to write a novel and there’s a ton of software available today. Maybe it’s my engineering bias, but your software is the only one that provides the logic of how the characters and plot fit together. I also like the explanations about the different genres. As a pilot I can’t think of a better “checklist” to write a novel.

—Tom – Morrison, CO

New modifications and updated user interface

This version is going to be a winner! So happy to see the new modifications and updated user interface. Thanks to the old program, I already have more than 50 books published, so I can’t wait to see what I can do with the new one 🙂

—Ally – Dallas, TX

Very easy to use and yet very intense

I have found your software to be very easy to use and yet very intense. What you have over Scrivener and over other book writing software is your templates and tutorials, and the flexibility to follow or break from them. This aspect may not seem significant at face value, but I find your templates and tutorials double the competitive value of your novel development software.

—David R., PhD

Why would anyone choose any other software?

Why would anyone choose any other software to help them with their novel writing, other than NovelCreator™ 5.0, when it’s based on the writing techniques of a successfully published author and literary agent? The writing tools in NovelCreator™ 5.0, based on Evan Marshall’s best-selling Marshal Plan® writing guides from Writer’s Digest Books, have success built into the program. After reviewing the features in the program you can see that the software helps demystify the process of writing and is as relevant today as it was when Evan’s books were first published 20 years ago.­

­—Steven Zacharius, President & CEO, Kensington Publishing Corp

Great software

Great software and great novel planning system in general!

—DeShawn Latta

A visual overview of your entire book

I have the software. It is just wonderful. The main thing is that you can get a visual overview of your entire book. Not only that, the development of the manuscript is aided by being able to set up a visual method of repair for something that is not working. I did notice that you included two full manuscripts that would generally be sold in stores. I printed out both of those.

I had a story which was too good to toss away, so I took a hard look. What I discovered was it’s like a television show where the crisis is there, but at the beginning the story runs out. However, with your plan, I discovered more story. Now, the new crisis is the backdrop of a heavier hitting plot. I also discovered major character deficits that needed attention. There were missing scenes because these characters did not have any background scenes. Now they do. Because of my new beginning, the meaning of their actions gained power. I am partial to the structure your plan lends to taking things down to bite-sized pieces that make a story stick together. Your theory of story structure is a special vehicle for me. I have explored others. It is almost as though you have created something that can be used to employ the other theories of story.

—John W. Twilley, World Castle Publishing

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