At Novlr, we’re dedicated to transparency and keeping you informed about our progress. Here, you can track and celebrate what we’ve accomplished together, see what’s next on our roadmap, and suggest things you’d like to see us build or work towards in the future.
One platform for creative writers to handle your entire writing journey, from the first word to growing your readership. Novlr is a writing workspace built for writers, by writers, and now owned by writers, all in service of more writers achieving their writing and publishing goals.
Novlr Writing is our current tool, but we will continue its development to make it the best platform we can. Future development will include collaboration, plotting and worldbuilding, integrated templates, and improving the features you already know and love.
Novlr Studio will be our solution to preparing your work for publication. It will include all the services you might need to edit, polish, format, and prepare you manuscript for traditional or self-publishing.
Novlr Audience is all about giving writers the tools they need to get their words into the hands of readers and earn money from their writing.
Platform and Community
We know there are tools that our writers need in order to reach their goals. These new features and functionalities will make it easier than ever for our writers to achieve their writing and publishing goals, let them earn from their writing, and reach their audience. It’s also crucial to us that over time Novlr becomes more and more owned by our writers. There is power in the collective, and that’s how we will ensure we are focused on writers needs.
Stage 1: Laying the foundation
Novlr began with a simple concept: create a better platform for creative writers, foster a community of dedicated individuals invested in strengthening the craft of writing, and make it available to everyone.
Create a better way to write
Build the first iteration of Novlr Writing
Reach 1,500 subscribers
Take down barriers
Make it free to write in Novlr, giving more writers the tools they need to achieve their goals
Stage 2: Growing up
With strong foundations, it’s time for us to take those initial achievements and build on them, and with the help of our co-owners, we can have a sizeable impact on the ecosystem that writers inhabit. By releasing new platform features and reaching word count and writing milestones we can measure our collective success.
Reach 1 billion words written in Novlr
Reach 20,000 active writers a month
Reach 5,000 subscribers
Reach 1000 co-owners
Help writers grow their talents
Improve Novlr Academy and offer more courses to help writers improve, no matter their goals
Develop publishing tools
Launch Novlr Studio to help writers prepare for publication
Stage 3: Building out
To compete with the big tech platforms out there, and to make waves in the creative writing industry, we need scale and a platform capable of reaching readers as well as writers. The creative writing industry is gatekept by traditional publishers and a handful of commercial self-publishing entities. To change the way writers can earn from their work and influence how publishing models work, we’re going to need to unite a truly massive writing community.
Reach 10 billion words written in Novlr
Reach 100,000 active writers a month
Reach 20,000 active Novlr subscribers
Be majority writer-owned
Establish our co-ownership entity (either a coop or a trust)
Add writer representatives to Novlr'’s board
Launch Novlr Audience to help writers reach readers and monetise their work
Our plans for the future
With a strong community of writer-owners and the collective power that comes with that, the sky is the limit!
As we continue to grow and improve Novlr, we are dedicated to building more features that writers need, and keep you on track for your writing goals. Becoming writer-owned lets our writers share in our success, and with that collective voice, we might even be able to bring about real change and make the creative writing industry a fairer and more equitable place for all writers.
Feedback and suggestions
Novlr’s future will be built with you, and we’re always happy to hear your suggestions, feedback, or discuss decision and priorities with you. Got a question, or something you’d like to share with us? Get in touch in Discord, or via our !