A Novel Idea

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Brain grade: 9.2
Fun score: 8.3

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A Novel Idea is an organizational app designed to help creative writers brainstorm and arrange ideas and relevant information for projects of any length. The app provides an empty “skeleton” for a novel, which includes spaces for writers to fill in relevant details such as settings, tone, theme, and plot points. Keeping track of characters and settings are easy with A Novel Idea, as writers can create individual profiles for each character or location, filling in descriptions, traits, conflicts, and a wide variety of other important information. Not only can this app help writers stay organized or inspire new ideas, it can be an excellent tool for teaching literary terms and concepts associated with literature. Users will become familiarized with a number of key literary terms while planning and organizing a personal project or existing novel. A Novel Idea is available in both free and paid versions, the latter offering additional options for syncing between devices and removing advertisements. This app is easy to use, contains no inappropriate content, and is recommended for any user ages 4 and up.


THIS APP IS GOOD FOR KIDS WHO NEED HELP WITH:

Organization

Arranging and coordinating materials in order to complete a task.

a novel idea 1A Novel Idea's primary function is to help creative writers brainstorm and organize ideas and key concepts for a piece of written work. Whether writing down key plot points, descriptions of settings, or fleshing out the traits of important characters, users will find this app extremely helpful in staying organized. The app breaks the most important details and concepts into pre-sorted categories, each with it's own subcategories. For example, when creating a new character users will navigate to the "Characters" section of the app and fill in the empty fields for essential details such as "Internal Motivation," "Traits," "Eye Color," "Age," and "Role," amongst a host of other categories. A Novel Idea can help users both brainstorm and keep track of their ideas in a single location with easy access for reference while writing.

Planning

Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

While A Novel Idea can be great for organizing ideas, it can also help guide users during the planning phase of their writing. Working through each category and filling in important details can help users brainstorm key details for their story. Whether working to create imaginative descriptions for each setting, or determining the protagonists motivations, users are provided a platform for fully developing a story or novel. The app can help beginning writers determine what key details, concepts, and information is required for a fully developed narrative and plot as users fill in the empty fields for each category and subcategory. For example, creating characters and filling in each of their forms can help users plan ways in which the characters will act, interact, or think. When completing additional categories for settings and plot, users will have a fully developed idea and plan for their novel.

Writing

A Novel Idea provides a platform on which users can build ideas and key concepts for creating a fully developed story. While using the app to determine key details about their story, users will need to execute basic writing skills, communicating ideas in short succinct sentences. The app can also help introduce users to literary terms and concepts essential to every piece of creative writing, such as plot, setting, characters, theme, tone and a variety of other important information. A Novel Idea can also help inspire writers to take on larger written projects both in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to practice and improve their writing. 

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