Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shoutout: New Writing Software

Mulluane | Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | 3 Comments so far
A few years ago I played with the idea of writing fantasy. In my search for information I ran across (and purchased) The Marshall Plan Workbook : Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish By Evan Marshal. It was very helpful but sadly, due of course to no fault of the book, I found that I just didn't have the self-discipline to write.

Anyway, I got a very nice email from Evan Marshal today. It went as follows:

Hi, Evan Marshall here.

I’ve been enjoying your blog. Thank you for recommending my book The Marshall Plan® Workbook. I’m delighted that you’ve found it helpful.

For many years now, writers have been asking me to turn my Marshall Plan® system into software. I’m pleased to say now that I’ve just done that. The downloadable software, The Marshall Plan® for Novel Writing Template Generator, has just been released and is available for download on at The program completely automates the template-creating process I outlined in The Marshall Plan ® for Novel Writing and The Marshall Plan® Workbook.

Your readers might be interested to know that in order to ensure that the software be as faithful to my system as possible, I learned programming and programmed the software myself. It took me three years, but I am happy to say that initial responses from writers are very positive. For more information, please visit (where there is an overview of how the software works).

Have a great day.

With warmest wishes,


I was tickled enough to agree to give a shout out about his new product. If you are a writer or an aspiring writer, it might be worth a look! I will also be trying out the software myself so I'll let you know in a few days what I think.

My thanks to Evan Marshal for both the kind words and the personal attention.

Mulluane is a 55-year-old proud grandmother of 4, who is passionate about her pets, blogging, traditional fantasy, and tinkering with webdesign. She is obssesively photo shy but she uses an avatar that accurately represents her dreams. ♥ You can also find her on:

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  1. I can't hold a story long enough for a novel. Short stories often work. Occasionally I can hold things together for a novelette or novella, but not a novel. Not even close {rueful smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  2. That is what is neat about this program (I played around with it for a few minutes) it holds it together for you. Basically it is a detailed outline and if you follow it, it helps guide you through the process, has a place for everything and it would be real hard to get lost. That is just a first impression though, I'll play with it some more later :)

  3. I'm not sure I can write to such a specific structure. I tend not to know exactly where the story is going until I'm at the end. My stories tend to change direction markedly at unexpected plot twists. I don't have a good enough view of the system to have an idea how well it handles that sort of thing. {Smile}

    Still, it does look like a fun toy, and probably a useful tool if used correctly. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


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