About The Software

Plot And Write A Novel With Ease

Create Bestselling Fiction

This novel writing software is for people who have never written before. With the click of a button it plots your novel using the proprietary algorithm in Evan Marshall’s novel writing guide, The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing (Writer’s Digest, 1998). Evan’s classic writing guide was one of the first of its kind.

Fans of the book wrote to Evan Marshall asking him to turn his book into software. The software has been expanded and upgraded since it came out in 2008 and the purchase price includes free upgrades and use on three computers. It’s the only novel writing software on the market whose creators are published author-agents active in book publishing.

If you want a fast easy way to plot and write a novel, with lots of advice on the craft of fiction writing, this is the software for you.

How does it work?

Select a category or word length or category.


We structure your novel for you by giving you a template for you to fill in. In addition, you can brainstorm your story idea, develop your plot, characters, and conflict, and write your manuscript, all within our software.


The software creates your outline. We help you craft any novel to maximize its potential, every step of the way. Using our software is like hiring an onboard New York editorial team to give you feedback every step of the way.


You complete your novel using the software’s word processing program.


Congratulations! You’ve completed your novel. You’re ready to publish it in whatever format you want. You can approach an agent, approach a publisher, or self-publish it yourself.

Top Genres

Includes top-selling genres:

  1. cozy mystery
  2. erotica
  3. fantasy
  4. mystery
  5. paranormal
  6. paranormal romance
  7. romantic subgenres
  8. science fiction
  9. thriller.

List of the 138 categories included in the software:

Action/Adventure, BDSM, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Historical, LGBT, Ménage, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Paranormal, Romantic

Animal/Anthropomorphic, Contemporary, Dark, High/Epic, Historical, Inspirational, Low, Magical Realism, Paranormal Romance, Romantic/Erotic, Teen, Urban

Action/Adventure, Erotic, Fantasy, Historical Novel, Horror, Inspirational, Mystery, Romance, Saga, Suspense/Thriller, Teen, Western

Aliens, Animals/Nature, Creepy Kids, Erotic, Extreme, Ghost/Haunting, Historical, Man-Made, Occult, Psychic Abilities, Psychological/Surreal, Religious/Christian, Serial Killer, Supernatural Monster, Technological, Teen

Allegory, Amish, Biblical, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Historical, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, New Age, Romance, Teen

General Interest, Teen, Women’s Fiction

Cozy, Erotic, Hard-Boiled, Historical, Inspirational, Paranormal, Pet Detective, Police Procedural, Romantic, Teen

Contemporary, Erotic, Fantasy, Futuristic, Gothic, Historical, Inspirational, Mystery, Paranormal, Regency, Suspense/Thriller, Teen, Time-Travel

Alternate Universe, Comic, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Erotic, Hard/High Tech, Inspirational, Military, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Space Opera, Teen

Disaster, Domestic, Erotic, Espionage, Forensic, Historical, Inspirational/Christian, Legal, Medical, Men’s Adventure, Paranormal, Political, Psychological, Romantic, Technological, Teen, Theological

Adventure, Christian, Coming-of-Age, Dystopian, Fantasy, Gothic, Historical, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, New Adult, Paranormal, Realistic/Problem, Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

*Source: Written Word Media, “What Are Successful Authors Doing (And how can you be more like them?)”, writtenwordmedia.com blog, February 23, 2016.