You want to write a novel, so let’s get started.
Create a Novel project using the instructions in Projects . An entry for the new project will appear in the Projects window. Note that a novel project can only contain a single novel.
Double click on the new entry to open the project (you can also right-click on the entry and choose Open Project from the pop up menu). A window will appear.
The window contains three areas:
Across the top there is a toolbar. The tools vary according to the context you are working in.
On the left is the navigation panel. For a novel project this consists of three sections, each of which contains a named item called a Folder .
YOUR NOVEL containing:
Chapters – a list of chapters. Each chapter is made up of scenes
Scenes – a list of scenes, grouped by chapter
Locations – a list of locations found in the novel
Characters – a list of characters found in the novel
Competitions – a list of competitions where you have submitted extracts from the novel
Commissions – a list of commissions for the novel (typically one one)
Other – a list of places where you have sent extracts from the novel, eg agents, publishers
Research – a list of documents used for research
Trash – deleted scenes
The third panel, filling most of the window, is where you will type text.
Preceding each item there is a small arrow followed by the name of the item followed by a number in brackets.
Clicking on a arrow expands the contents of the item next to it. However, at this point none of the items contains anything. This is indicated by a 0 inside the brackets.