AND TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
You know the math. To cross the NaNoWriMo finish line, you need to write 50,000 words
this month. That works out to an average of 1,667 words every single day. It’ll
be challenging, for sure, but with the right discipline and excellent tools, we know
you can do it!
Shaxpir keeps track of the time you spend writing, and the number of words you write
each day, so that you can meet your goals this month, and develop a writing habit that
will last a lifetime.
It’s like having a fitbit for your writing life.
ORGANIZE YOUR NOTES
Every novel you write in Shaxpir has its own dedicated notebook, where you can keep
track of all the characters, places, and themes of your story. You can customize the
notebook however you like, with folders full of notes about spacecraft or magic systems
or medieval politics.
You can even create connections and cross-references between your notes, representing
character relationships, foreshadowing plot-points, or charting the metaphorical
symbolism of your nine-act structure.
Whatever you need.
Whether you’re jotting down a few quick world-building ideas, or creating a
story-bible for your seven-part epic fantasy series, it’s like having a private
wikipedia for the world of your story.
Make your writing more vivid by collecting images that inspire you. Fill your scenes
with color and texture, and bring your characters to life, by attaching concept
artwork to the pages of your notebook.
There’s no limit to the amount of concept art you can include in your notebook,
so be creative and stimulate your senses!
TINKER WITH STRUCTURE
Shaxpir lets you build the manuscript of your book however you like, by assembling
lots of individual bits and pieces (parts, chapters, scenes, prologues, epilogues,
etc) into a hierarchy of content.
You can experiment with structure by dragging-and-dropping those building blocks
into whatever order you like, and when you’re ready to publish, you can choose
how to assemble those pieces into a finished manuscript.
Shaxpir gives you complete creative freedom to build your novel in whatever way makes
sense for the story you’re telling.
IMPROVE YOUR PROSE
Shaxpir helps you improve the quality of your prose by giving you insightful analysis
into the linguistics of your writing style. Use our integrated spellcheck highligher
to correct misspellings, or our exclusive sentiment highlighter
to see how your individual word choices change the tone of your writing.
This feature is based on cutting edge
research, by the UVM Computational Story Lab,
into the aggregate lexicographic and linguistic structure of stories.
We’re really excited about these highlighters, and we
have a long list of similar linguistic toys to include in upcoming Shaxpir releases.
We think the “linguistics of literature” is going to be a
big deal, and we know you’re going to love it.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Shaxpir isn’t just a tool for formatting documents. It’s a place to do all
your writing, including full-legnth books — both fiction and nonfiction —
as well as short stories and articles. It’s your complete writing home.
There are even places to stash your tiny ideas and scene fragments, so that you can
find them easily later and incorporate them into new projects.
PUBLISH & EXPORT
When you finish writing your novel, you can publish an ebook with the push of a button.
Shaxpir can generate an industry-standard EPUB file — compatible with the Kindle,
Nook, or iBooks stores — and complete with cover artwork and a table-of-contents.
You can even export Microsoft Word documents from any of your projects, to share with
colleagues, literary agents, or editors.
All you have to do is tell your story, and we'll take care of the technical details…
And if you ever decide to leave Shaxpir, you can export your entire writing history and
take it with you. Your words belong to you.
TRACKING YOUR CHANGES
Every time you login to Shaxpir, we keep track of the changes you make during that
writing session. Whether two weeks or two years from now, you can look back at the
historical record anytime, and even restore the text of a paragraph long ago discarded.
WORK FROM ANYWHERE
AND STAY IN SYNC
Tired of emailing word documents to yourself, just so that you can write a few
chapters over your lunch break?
Shaxpir is a desktop application, for Windows and Macintosh, but it synchronizes
its data in the cloud. So you can start a new novel on your computer at home, write
a few chapters at work on your lunch break, and pick up right where you left off
when you get back home.
The data is encrypted in your local cache, and transmitted over SSL, to our secure
database in the cloud, where we make continuous off-site backups of everything.
So your words are always safe, and you can worry about more important things,
like telling a great story.
Sometimes the internet can be a huge distraction, and you need to cut the cord to
get real work done. With Shaxpir, you can unplug from the matrix and spend a week
writing from a cabin in the woods.
All your changes will be stored securely on your hard drive, and when you return
to civilization and login to Shaxpir again, all your new work will automatically
synchronize to the cloud.
We're incredibly proud of the work we've done for Shaxpir 3.0, and we hope you’ll
join our community. Sign up today!
Have a great month, and our best NaNoWriMo wishes everyone!