Testimonials

Become a Full-Time Bestselling Novelist

writing-software-the-deliversThe Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing is in my opinion one of the best books ever written for fiction writers. I have recommended it, both in speeches and interviews, for several years now. That book helped me make my dream come true: to be a full time writer.”Tom Kristensen, bestselling novelist, Norway

 

Write Bestsellers for Your Publisher

“Now, not only have I completed close to twenty novels, but I’ve also had two bestsellers for my publisher!”

write-a-best-seller“I was one of many aspiring writers who had grappled for years to complete a manuscript without success. I’d start a book full of hope only to lose my way a few weeks later and give up. My hard drive was full of false starts and orphaned chapters. Then one afternoon I was browsing through my local bookstore and found The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing.  Now, not only have I completed close to twenty novels, but I’ve also had two bestsellers for my publisher! Thanks, Evan Marshall, I couldn’t have done it without you!”—Michelle O’Neill writing as Michelle Marquis

Write Bestselling Thrillers

“I bought The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing and signed a book contract 12 months later with my first choice publishing house.”

“I bought The Marshall Plan® for NEirik Wekre used The Marshall Plan to write his first thriller which became a bestseller.ovel Writing and signed a book contract 12 months later with my first choice publishing house. The editor claimed this was ‘one of the most complete and finished manuscripts’ he had seen from an unpublished writer. It’s a financial thriller . . . The Marshall Plan® was very helpful indeed. Thank you. Best regards.” Eirik Wekre, bestselling novelist, Norway

Bestselling novelist Eirik Wekre, an economist and financial adviser based in Oslo, Norway, used The Marshall Plan® to write his first bestseller, Game Without Rules. Since then he has written the following Scandinavian noir bestsellers:

  • Game Without Rules—Financial thriller (2005)
  • Operation Snow White—Crime Novel (2008)
  • Operation Polar Bear—Crime Novel (2009)
  • Operation High North—Crime Novel (2010)
  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice—Crime Novel (2012)
  • Incognito—Thriller (2015)

Achieve Nanowrimo Success

“While the software did not ease the pain of getting my butt in the seat and typing every day, it did keep me on track. Not once did a face a single page, staring, dry-mouthed, and wondering, now what?”

Amber+Scott,+writer“The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 50,000 word November 30 finish line is in my rearview mirror and, thanks to The Marshall Plan® Software, I crossed this year limp free. While the software did not ease the pain of getting my butt in the seat and typing every day, it did keep me on track. Not once did a face a single page, staring, dry-mouthed, and wondering, now what?

“’Now what?’ is the question that plagues me on every first draft. Nothing is scarier than getting stuck, particularly when a deadline and a whole lot of bragging rights are on the line. Thanks to this software, I already had an answer. I recommend this user-friendly software to writers at all levels and, particularly, to new writers.”—Amber Scott, author of Enchanted Moon

Write Fast For Nanowrimo

“The speed with which this software enables one to produce a complete manuscript makes it a popular and wise choice for those participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge.”

Kate+Supino,+NovelistThe Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software proved to be an invaluable tool as I wrote my first novel. The speed with which this software enables one to produce a complete manuscript makes it a popular and wise choice for those participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge. After finishing the guided steps of the software program, one ends up with such a detailed template that the task of finishing the book is far less daunting. However, speed aside, The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software encourages me to think beyond the written words. My characters come alive with buried pasts, subconscious motivations and family secrets that drive their actions and characteristics. Thanks to the practical and easy-to-navigate interface, my office is not littered with Post-it Notes, scrap paper or index cards. With the recurring helpful tips in the software regarding plot and story structure, keeping my story moving forward is always foremost in my mind. I firmly recommend The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software to anyone who takes writing seriously and desires to create the best story possible.”Kate Supino, novelist

Increase Your Productivity

“It’s one of my favorite writing resources, and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”

Jennifer+Mattern,+writer“Anything that makes life easier and more productive is worth it in my eyes, and the program will certainly do that. I’d just suggest familiarizing yourself a bit with the plan through the book first—it’s one of my favorite writing resources, and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”Jennifer Mattern, novelist

 

Improve Your Reviews

“The reviews that my first novel, A View From Beyond the Path, received are a testament to the principles espoused in Evan Marshall’s book.”

“Like so many others who daydream about writing a novel, I was under the impression that imagination would carry me through the process. Stubborn as I am, it took several attempts, and countless hours of staring at a blank computer monitor before I finally acquiesced to the obvious: I knew how to write, I just didn’t know how to write a book. About to give up hope, I saw The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing on the end-cap at Borders and decided that one last effort might bring some closure to my fantasy. The dream, however, was not ending, but only just beginning. Apparently, most rookie novelists are struggling with similar obstacles, as the frustrations that had previously been encountered were addressed as if I had actually been asking the questions myself. Mr. Marshall focuses on plot and timing, not grammar and syntax. His plan allowed me the elbowroom I wanted, while providing the structure that I needed to see my pipe-dream through to fruition. The reviews that my first novel, A View From Beyond the Path, received are a testament to the principles espoused in Evan Marshall’s book.”Daniel S. Kellogg, novelist

Use It Again And Again

“I can’t imagine writing without this software.”—Tracey Storey, author of Secrets of the Heart

Become A Full-Time Writer

“That book helped me make my dream come true: to be a full time writer.”

Mike+Klaassen,+writer“I suspect that all fiction writers experience writer’s block from time to time. I’ve found that when I’m floundering with a story, it helps to step back and attack it from a different angle. With that in mind, How To Write A Novel-The Marshall Plan® Software is likely to prove an effective remedy for writer’s block. Any fiction writer struggling with a story idea, plot structure, character development, or whatever, ought to give this program a try.”Mike Klaassen, author of Backlash: A War of 1812 Novel and Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life

Get Organized

“I’m not a structure person and the books and software have taken the unpleasant task of tracking and structure out of my writing.”

“Thank you so much!! I’ve been using your book and workbook for 8 years and found you on Twitter this summer. I was pleasantly surprised to find your software available. I’m really enjoying it and I’m telling a lot of my writer friends about it. It has been invaluable for me! I’m not a structure person and the books and software have taken the unpleasant task of tracking and structure out of my writing.”From our blog

Eliminate Plotting Problems

“My keyboard is on fire now!”

Holiday+Mathis+syndicated+columnistI’m not a plotter by nature and I’ve been known to get lost in thought spirals while trying to find the story. Indecision can be debilitating. I’m embarrassed to say that my lack of a solid story structure kept me from completing my novel for more than a year! The Marshall Plan Software got me on track and kept me there until the story and character arcs were nailed. Something about the clear way this system is laid out clicked into my thinking style and plotting was no longer a problem for me. My keyboard is on fire now! Holiday Mathis, syndicated columnist

 

 

Complete Your Novel

“When it comes time to putting everything down on paper, nothing is better than The Marshall Plan®.”

“When it comes time to putting everything down on paper, nothing is better than The Marshall Plan®. The software is intuitive, non-threatening, and easy to use. And the blueprint Evan Marshall has developed for creating your story (and its characters) is both logical and practical. Combine this with all Evan’s down-to-earth tips sand common-sense recommendations—your best seller practically writes itself. (Well, almost.) It doesn’t try to think for you. It still lets you do the dreaming. But when it comes time to putting those dreams on paper, nothing beats The Marshall Plan®.”—Jim

Incorporate The Marshall Plan® Into Your Writing

“It feels like a natural process to me and my writing style and this carries over seamlessly into the software.”

marshall-plan-works“I first discovered the Marshall Plan in books many years ago and find its sectional approach to writing very different to other writing methods I’d read. It feels like a natural process to me and my writing style and this carries over seamlessly into the software.” Bill Ryan

Have More Fun

“It made me a better and happier writer.”

“I bought the software with some reservation since I am a hands-on writer who prefers to work with hard copies of everything. But when I started using the software to outline a novel that was going nowhere and had subplots all over the place, everything came together. It took me some time to work through all the sections but it made writing the first draft so much smoother to do. For anyone who wants to plot a tight novel, where all the scenes drift into place like a baby into her mother’s arms, try this software. It made me a better and happier writer.”—Renee Cassese

Enjoy Writing

MaryAnn+Diorio,+novelist“I am enjoying your software immensely.  Thank you for creating it.  I also have used your books with good results.”—MaryAnn Diorio, novelist

 

Publish A Series

Jeannine+Prescott,+novelist“I’ve already used the software to successfully complete and publish my first Kindle book and am using it to plan out the second book in the series. Thanks!!”—Jeannine Prescott, novelist

Make Your Writing Dreams Come True

Lilly-Rose+Chen,+novelist“Dear Mr. Marshall, I am writing to thank you for your wonderful book The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing. This book has changed by life completely! I’ve dreamed of writing a children’s fantasy novel for many years but always felt the task too daunting and too overwhelming. I’ve read many other books throughout the years but it just left me more confused and depressed because it seems you either have it or you don’t. So I just let this dream be just that; a dream. Well, last October . . . I spotted your book and I bought it. . . . It turned out to be the book to end all books. For the first time in many years I was excited about writing again. There you lay it out in black and white, one, two, three, the foundation and layout of a novel. It was like putting on glasses for the first time after being nearsighted all of your life. It made sense. Every single word! You took out the spin, the fluff, the voo-do-woo-do, wave the magic wand b.s. and said, ‘Follow me, I’ll take you there.’ For the first time in my entire life I wrote a rough draft and felt I could believe in my writing, thus myself, again. I can climb to the top of the mountain now because I have the best guide ever! Thank you, Mr. Marshall. Your writing has been the great miracle that my life has needed. Million Thanks!”Lilly-Rose Chen, novelist

Get The Writing Help You Need

“As I become a more experienced writer, I’ve come to realize and appreciate the genius of your plan even more.”

“I also would like to thank you for your great software and the writing books. They really help me out a lot. As I become a more experienced writer, I’ve come to realize and appreciate the genius of your plan even more.”—E. Chang

Write A Novella In A Week

“The principles in this system are so clearly outlined, I used to them to write a novella in less than one week.”

S.LTwo years ago I purchased The Marshall Plan® and fell in love with it. The straightforward layout and bonus writing tips eliminate the guess work; it’s perfect for a first-time novelist. Experienced authors will love the customizable template, allowing for faster turnout of their work. Now, you don’t have to slog through endless loose notes, and index cards of your story draft to maintain control of the plot and characters; The Marshall Plan® system is full turnkey software which allows you to keep track of your manuscript with a guided outline of your making. The segments in the template break your novel down into manageable chunks, making it less intimidating. Before you realize it, you have completed your book. The principles in this system are so clearly outlined, I used to them to write a novella in less than one week. The system is simply brilliant. I could not have completed my upcoming novel without it.”S.L. Coelho, author of the novella Black Loon Lake and the novel Argus

Write Three Novels

Antonio+del+Drago,+founder,+Mythic+Scribes+writing+community“Thanks again for creating such a terrific program. I’m starting work on my third novel, andThe Marshall Plan® Software has been indispensable since I discovered it in 2008.”
—Antonio del Drago, founder, Mythic Scribes writing community

Windows version of the software

I was using V2 and thought it was OK – well, a bit more than OK.

“Now I have V4 and I just had to say you have done an absolutely crackerjack job on this version. For the first time in ages I felt I was in very safe hands indeed and a whole lot more confident about actually writing my novels and completing them. It all makes such perfect sense.”

Just, ‘thanks’!  — Dr. Patrick Maher