The Novel Factory is software specifically designed to help in every aspect of novel writing, from conception to publication.
"Step-by-Step Roadmap Guide to Writing a Novel:
Probably the most useful feature for newbies, but easy to tuck out of the way for more experienced novelists who already know what they’re doing.
The roadmap offers a step by step guide to take you through the various stages of writing a novel, from coming up a with a robust premise, to fleshing it out into a solid skeleton, to creating objective orientated scenes, to developing your characters, to developing themes and through the various stages of drafting. It even helps out with submitting to agents and publishers." More Info »
"Character Development Section:
The Novel Factory has a special section designed specifically for keeping track of characters and all their foibles. The character files come equipped with areas to keep track of all their basics statistics, as well as more detailed questionnaires, character development technique assistance, history notes, and even a character viewpoint synopsis (read more about that below).
A great feature is also being able to add multiple images of your character, which can be added from our library or from your own computer."
"Character Viewpoint Development:
The Character Viewpoint Synopsis feature is a fantastic way of ensuring your characters are fully fleshed out and have their own lives throughout the novel, rather than just popping into existence when they have a scene ‘on stage’. The novel writing software allows you to write out what each character is up to during every scene, rather than only ever looking at it from the Point of View Character’s, well.. point of view.
This is invaluable for developing realistic details and three dimensional characters, and has been mentioned as one of our software’s most useful unique features."