Sunday, September 22, 2013

Interview with Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett AND THEN THE CONTEST!

Creators of The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software


I've been telling you all month about these awesome people and their wonderful software...and you all know...I wouldn't be telling you about this or them if I didn't believe in this program and Evan and Martha...here is a hint of a few things we talked about ~ about the actual program that I wanted to share with all of you....just to give you an idea.
HK: The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software is one of the most popular fiction-writing programs around the world. Can you tell us how it came into existence?
EM & MJ: When the first Marshall Plan® book, The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing, came out in 1998, we started getting requests for a software version because the system lends itself so well to that form. It took a number of years to get the software the way we wanted it, and we first released it 2008. Since then we have continually improved it, and now we have versions for both Windows and Mac.
HK: In a nutshell, how does the software work?
EM & MJ: The user answers a number of key questions about the novel she wants to write. The program then guides her in plotting out her novel, with the proper number of viewpoint characters, the ideal number of scenes, and all of them in their proper place and order. The result is a very detailed outline of a solidly plotted, salable novel.

Here is a sample of what you'll see and use to plot your best seller:




HK: There’s really nothing like this software on the market. What's your favorite aspect of your product?
EM & MJ: That you can keep changing your mind about any number of elements—word length, number of viewpoint characters, whether to include a romantic thread, whether to make your antagonist visible or “invisible” (as in a mystery) and so on—and the program automatically readjusts. This feature makes it very easy for a writer to try out different ideas to see what works best.

HK: You must be thrilled at the software’s success.
EM & MJ: We couldn’t be more pleased. Thousands of writers around the world now regularly use the software to create their novels. They call it their “secret weapon.” We love that.

HK: Where can we learn more about The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software?
EM & MJ: At our website: www.themarshallplan.net. There’s a detailed explanation of the program and what it does, with numerous screen shots.




Okay...TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY - TOMORROW IS THE CONTEST FOR TWO PEOPLE TO WIN THIS SOFTWARE AND FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO WIN (3 BOOKS EACH) ~ THIS IS THE CONTEST OF THE CENTURY - THAT'S SIX WINNERS!

SO BE HERE TOMORROW ~ DON'T SNOOZE OR YOU'LL LOSE! GOOD LOCK TO ALL!


Again a big thank you to Evan and Martha!
HUGS
 

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