Kim Montgomery

Kim Montgomery

Novlr CEO & CO-founder. Mum. Avid Reader. Avid Writer. Maybe I'll write a book one day once I'm done procrastinating by building Novlr.

Sep 8

Novlr are NaNoWriMo Epic Sponsor 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we are official NaNoWriMo Epic Sponsor 2021. NaNoWriMo is a cornerstone of the Novlr year. It was the fi...

Release 4.8.0: Keyboard Shortcuts

We are always looking for ways to make writing in Novlr an even smoother experience. Today you will log in to find a new ability to contr...

“Should I Carry On Writing?” and Other Writers’ Angst

There’s something about a Global Pandemic that puts a cloud over everything. Even those who have had the smoothest run through the ...

9 Ways To Write Your Opening Line – Is It Really Important?

Let me be very clear about this: there is no famous first line of a not-famous novel. Opening lines only stand up on their own when a pie...

Release: 4.7.0: Improved exporting

Now that you can export either your whole novel or individual chapters, we wanted to make the files a little more workable, shareable and...

Jun 17

The Road to Hell is Paved with Adverbs

I’ve been reading a book lately and the first chapter had me question the way I write and edit my work. I wanted to share with you ...

Release 4.6.1: Share Individual Chapters

Last month I let you know about the new ability to export individual chapters. As part of that same work – to allow you to share an...

Release 4.4.0: Export Individual Chapters

Hot off the heels of the last release, I am really thrilled to bring you a new heavily-requested and super-useful Novlr feature: the abil...

Analytics User Research Report: What You Said

We recently undertook a piece of reach to understand what our users want, need, and feel about the analytics available within Novlr. Now ...

8 Mistakes to Avoid For a Perfect Ending to Your Novel

Getting a perfect ending is hard. Is it the most excruciatingly difficult part of the writing process? Is it the most hair-pulling, mind-...

Tell Us What You Need in Novlr Analytics

We pride ourselves on involving our community of writers heavily in the process of planning what improvements we make to Novlr. In fact, ...

8 Mistakes to Avoid to Write the Perfect Novel Opening

Is there a single perfect opening to a novel? No. Is there a single winning formula to your opening? No. However, there are very common p...

Release 4.2.1: Collapsible chapter lists & new chapter menu

I am very happy to bring you Novlr Release 4.2.1, a focus on the chapter list with a few new features like the chapter menu, and some tha...

Novlr 4.2.1 writing software
Welcome to the Novlr Reading Room

Welcome to the Novlr Reading Room! I am excited to share this new area of Novlr with you. Over the last few months, The Team and I have b...

Sep 21

New: Novlr NaNoWriMo Integration

This week saw us launch something brand new to the platform – Novlr NaNoWriMo integration. This allows you to sync your novel in th...

Novlr Feature Highlight: Share Your Novel

The Share Your Novel feature is a small but powerful one. It’s just the beginning of novel collaboration and sharing within Novlr. ...

How To Use Novlr as a Mobile app

Built to work intuitively on all devices, you can use Novlr as a mobile app. It is a browser-based app so does not have a separate app. H...

Release 3.0.6: Novlr on Mobile is Here

Novlr on mobile is (finally) here! If you’re reading this on your phone, try it now. We know so many of you have been waiting for t...

Results: Which Novlr features are important to you?

At the end of last year, I sent all newsletter subscribers an email asking them to tell us what Novlr features they want to see next, and...

Introducing Novlr 3.0

A year in the planning. Months in the making. Weeks in the testing. And days in the procrastinating getting it out to you *just in case* ...

Oct 26

What 335,000,000 Words Have Taught Us About NaNoWriMo

We are not the experts on NaNoWriMo. We are not even the experts on writing. We are certainly not the experts on writing during NaNoWriMo...

The Novlr Guide to Finding Writing Inspiration

NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. The prospect of 50,000 words is looming, and if you’re anything like me, you may be currently caught in the ...

A Novel Idea: NaNoWriMo Writing Prompts

Code red, people. CODE RED! Less than a month to go until NaNoWriMo, so we’d better get prepping -Jazzy stationery bought? Check. Novlr a...

Sep 23

Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month

Somehow, it’s almost that time of year again. Brush off your laptops and pick up your pencils, because National Novel Writing Month (NaNo...

Novlr’s New Look: A Writing Tool Designed For You

Novlr, our novel writing software, is growing and changing –  it has evolved a lot in the five years since we began and we felt...

Novlr old logo to 2019 logo
Writing Streaks Help You Write Every Day

If you want to keep your momentum going, it’s all about getting on a streak. Use Novlr’s writing streaks feature to help you write more. ...

How Not to Hate Your Writing

You re-read everything you wrote today. You don’t only dislike it. You hate it. You ctrl+A and consider deleting the lot, before ta...