Advent Prize: Outlining Your Novel Computer Program (K.M. Weiland)

Today’s Giveaway

Outlining is a terrific way to explore your story’s concept…and now it’s unbelievably easy to do!

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook computer program is a powerful brainstorming tool for writers.

It is designed to guide you in discovering the brilliant possibilities in your ideas, so you can identify those best suited to creating a solid story that will both entertain and move your readers.

The software provides an intuitive and easy-to-use fill-in-the-blanks format that will guide you through every step of the process. Creating your own outline is as simple as starting on the first screen, using its prompts and lessons to work through your story in the most intuitive way, and clicking through the tabs at the top to access important sections.

The Outlining Your Novel Workbook program makes outlining a fun and empowering process that will help you write your best story.

Key Features

  • Outline – Create a story with a solid Three-Act plot structure and perfect scene structure.
  • Premise – Easy fill-in-the-blanks give you a perfect elevator pitch every time.
  • General Sketches – Brainstorm the big picture of your scene list, character arcs, and theme.
  • Character – Get to know your characters with an extensive character interview, featuring 100+ questions.
  • Settings – Keep track of your settings, explore your best options, and answer helpful world-building questions.
  • Fun Extras – Import your mind maps and world maps, keep track of your story’s timeline, cast your characters, and create story-specific musical playlists.

14 days, 14 AMAZING giveaways. To see what other Advent Calendar giveaway windows are open, go here. The last date to enter all draws is December 19th.

Want to win this incredible software program? Enter below and good luck!

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94 Responses to Advent Prize: Outlining Your Novel Computer Program (K.M. Weiland)

  1. Janice says:

    I have read this book more than once, and I would love to have software to guide me through better using this methodology! Thank you for these giveways.

  2. TL Coleman says:

    Thanks for the entry. I love her blog posts and Facebook posts. Always interesting.

  3. Jon S says:

    Really inspired by KM’s work, I didn’t know this software of hers also existed! Excited to take it for a spin (hopefully 😉

  4. Trisha Tunis says:

    I’m a recovering pantster-But finding out outlining would be very helpful since I’m trying to tie clues/prophecies/etc in a series.

  5. Linda Hofke says:

    This sounds like a great tool for outlining.
    Hmmm…with this, I might just be able to write my book after all.

  6. Gerald Hapeman says:

    Ready and Hopeful!

  7. Jennifer Raudenbush says:

    I have several of her books and follow her blog. I’d love to win this software!

  8. Jennifer Raudenbush says:

    I have several of her books and follow her blog. I’d love to win the software!

  9. Kate Colors says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. :Donna says:

    Proudly, I have the physical copies of Katie’s books, but also having it on the cpu would be terrific! 😀

  11. Elise says:

    I have a good overall plot but making sure it hits all the right points can be difficult for me so this would be great!

  12. Kristy says:

    Thanks for another great opportunity!

  13. AJ Merlin says:

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity! I love K.M. Weiland, her advice always helps me in my writing.

  14. Sanjay says:

    The pantster in me has always been curious is an outlining software like this would turn me into a planner and plotter. Would definitely like to try.

  15. Natalie says:

    I’m getting ready to outline my next book. This is a great prize!

  16. lynn farnham says:

    I would love to have this. I’m crossing my fingers. Thanks for offering it.

  17. Katherine Holom says:

    Wow! This sounds fantastic!

  18. Susan Grillo says:

    I already subscribe to her newsletter. Lots of inspiration and great tips for writers.

  19. Sylvie says:

    Sounds like intriguing software

  20. Annaluisa says:

    Thank you for this great resource, good luck to everyone 🙂

  21. Ally says:

    Im super excited about this. I’m trying to learn how to outlying right now.

  22. Lia says:

    Katie is an endless amount of wisdom when it comes to writing! I have all her writing books, she’s amazing!

  23. Judy says:

    I have two of Katie’s books and have read them thoroughly. I am too cheap to buy her software, but I will be happy to use it if I win.

  24. Amberlie Humphries says:

    This looks really cool! I didn’t even know it existed and it’s what I need.

  25. So interested in trying this out.

  26. Julia Rhebergen says:

    Sounds great!

  27. Abigail says:

    I’ve been totally converted to outlining so it would be cool to try this software.

  28. Kallie Rosa says:

    Ohh love K.M. Weiland and have all her books! Didn’t realise she had a software program too Xx

  29. Tammy Travis says:

    This looks like a great offer!

  30. Taylor Munsell says:

    I need this software!

  31. Janet Kerr says:

    This would be a wonderful win! Thank you.

  32. Mark W Dooley says:

    Software from one of my favorite online teachers. Sign me up.

  33. Pamela Courtney says:

    This sounds like an amazing tool for a pantser like myself. To be honest, that method has not been working out so well for me. I can’t believe there is such a tool. Grateful. Thanks for sharing this.

  34. I’ve always been a pantser, but I’m starting on a looonnggg series and feel outlining will likely help me write faster. Would love to give this a try. Thank you for participating. Merry Christmas

  35. Jessenia Concepcion says:

    Her podcast is so helpful! Would love to give this a try!

  36. Mike Cipolla says:

    Not 100% plotter or panster, but a general outline would help.

  37. Laura L says:

    Awesome, thanks for the chance!

  38. Courtney Hunt says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  39. Lisa Pineo says:

    Oooh this would be perfect for me! I’m at the outlining stage for a couple books right now and would love the help. I’ve followed K.M. Weiland for a while now and love her articles.

  40. Katie’s blog helped me write my first novel, and as I’m working on my second, I would love to have all the info in one place 🙂

  41. Chris says:

    My favorite part of this is the character portion! The software looks very helpful.

  42. Pat Esden says:

    What a fantastic resource.

  43. Anita Banks says:



    Her blog and aids are so amazingly easy to understand and so helpful. This software would be great too!

  45. Ashlea says:

    I always love new writing programs!

  46. Crystal says:

    This would be a great thing to win! I’m always reading her site and find her advice on story structure and outlining very helpful!

  47. Heather O'Connor says:

    Ooh! That would be a super-fabulous prize. I love the Outlining Your Novel books. 🙂

  48. Erik Dutton says:

    My favorite prize so far! I loved the book. 🙂

  49. Donna R says:


  50. Christine Monson says:

    What an awesome prize 🙂

  51. Janet Wright says:

    Sounds like a brilliant format. Thanks for offering the chance to win this.

  52. Val Neil says:

    I could certainly use more help outlining, as my natural inclination is to pants.

  53. Kim Lightle says:

    Oooh, neat!

  54. Lara Fabans says:

    This advent calendar giveaway is so much fun. I was researching writing beats as I’d never heard of them before and this looks like it would lend itself well to that way of planning.

  55. Tammy Travis says:

    Thanks for offering this. I have yet to actually write a book, but have been making lots of storyboards.

  56. Elizabeth A Searle says:

    I’m a “plantser” so this would probably be a good resource for me.

  57. Look really cool. I’m a pantser, I could use this.

  58. Sharon Barba says:

    I have several K M Weiland books and subscribe to her newsletter. Both are full of highly relevant advice, conveyed in a clear, straightforward, yet intuitive way. My go-to source for advice. I’d love to win this software!

  59. Allan says:

    Great idea for a Christmas giveaway, and some awesome prizes. Thank you and merry xmas.

  60. joanna schock says:

    this is super helpful

  61. Charli Adams says:

    I’m a panster, but with the novel, I’m writing, I really need to outline. This would work wonders.

  62. Tom Crepeau says:

    Thank you, guys, for doing this for us. -tc

  63. Linda Strawn says:

    I’ve been eyeing the Outlining Your Novel software for a long time. Hmm. Maybe I’ll win it!

  64. I would love to be able to outline my novels work software like this. I am the most unorganized I have ever been. I love K.M. Weilands stuff!

  65. Mary Nelligan says:

    Sounds fantastic! I always love K.M. Weiland’s suggestion and advice! Thank you!

  66. Diane Martin says:

    I’ve loved the book and am sure the software would be even more helpful!

  67. Mellissa says:

    Forever a Pantser at heart, but let’s be real here, I could use a touch of the organization that comes with an outline.

  68. Doree says:

    This looks like a great program. I’m a pantser but think I’d find organizing with an outline program would speed up my first draft. I wonder around too much and get lost. I need to ploting to keep my ideas and characters in form.

  69. Leslie P says:

    Sounds like a great resource to have!

  70. Katherine Wagner says:

    This looks like a great resource. I’m not great at outlining.

  71. Mary Rajotte says:

    I’m always looking for new tools to help me outline. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Jane Jeffries says:

    This would be awesome to win! Good luck, everyone!

  73. Shelley Munro says:

    I need this right now 🙂

  74. Wonderful! Have K.M.’s Outlining book!

  75. Karla Diaz says:

    I’m a big fan of K. M. Weiland. I love everything she does—podcast, blog, vlog, twitter, fiction, nonfiction, and Wordplayers Facebook group. This is a great prize. Thanks!

  76. Josee C. says:

    Your articles are always very helpful. This computer program would be the cherry on top. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize

  77. Rhiannon M. says:

    I subscribe to K.M. Weiland’s newsletters and she is fantastic! This would be a wonderful prize to win!

  78. Siv says:

    Oh, I’d love to get this! The book was/is amazing and a computer program would definetly stoke the fire 🙂

  79. Jessica Swafford says:

    I’m a panster with the goal of learning to outline. This would help 🙂

  80. Lila Diller says:

    I’ve never heard of a software that helps with outlining. I’m a big plotter and love to outline, but it would probably save a lot of time to have this automated.

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      It’s basically a big Q&A book that helps you brainstorm all possible aspects of your story. You can use as few or as many of the questions and fill-out forms as you want.

  81. Myka says:

    Thanks again for the opportunity! You guys rock

  82. Niki Moss says:

    I would love this prize!

  83. Cheri B says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Megan S. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. I’m a pantster, but I’d like to give outlining a try. I’m sure this program will help me if I win it. Thanks for the chance.

  86. Susan Policoff says:

    These are some wonderful prizes! I liked the entry on show don’t tell, too.

  87. Tim Seabrook says:

    The Outlining Your Novel computer program is a great resource and easy to use.

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