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How to write a novel using a note taker or note taking software
This series of articles explains how to write a novel using note taking software, sometimes called note takers, using the software to plan the chapters and scenes, write them and view them.
In other words, it explains how to use note taking software as novel writing software.
This might raise the question of why not just use novel writing software?
Well, I have used novel writing software and found that it was too ‘remote.’ To explain, I could easily view the scenes and chapters but it wasn’t so easy to view the entire novel.
To use an analogy, the novel writing software that I tried allowed me to see each brick but didn’t allow me to see the house. This is what I meant about it being too remote.
However, with note taking software I can do this, I can easily view the scenes and chapters and the entire novel.
You can of course view an entire novel by just writing it in a word processor and scrolling down the document from beginning to end, i.e. from the first chapter to the last chapter.
However, this is a pretty cumbersome way of doing it compared with using a note taker.
It’s also too remote, like novel writing software. However, it’s remote in the opposite sense.
It allows you to easily view the entire novel but it doesn’t allow you to easily view the scenes and chapters. To go back to my analogy, it allows you to view the house but not the bricks.
In my view a note taker aka note taking software is an excellent compromise
between novel publishing software and a word processor.
Articles in the How to write a novel using a note taker or note taking software
How to write a novel using a note taker or note taking software part 1
How to write a novel using a note taker or note taking software part 2
How to write a novel using a note taker or note taking software part 3