Keep on Writing in the Free World

Novel & story writing/organizational software available entirely for free.


  • yWriter

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Wine Mono Website

    yWriter is a writing tool that uses "scenes" as a unit of text and allows you to associate that text with all manner of story elements (characters, locations, items) as well as place it and rearrange it within the context of chapters.

     

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  • True Novelist

    Free Web Website

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

     

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  • oStorybook

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    oStorybook is a free, open source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while writing texts.

     

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  • bibisco

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Node.JS Website

    bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.

    • bibisco is a desktop application available for Linux, MacOS and Windows in 12 languages: czech, french, german, english, italian, polish, portuguese (Brazil), portuguese (Portugal), russian, serbian, spanish, turkish.
    • All that you need - with bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf or docx. And, of course, write with a fully featured text editor, also in DISTRACTION FREE mode.
    • Organize your ideas - with bibisco you can create a novel structure, define premise, fabula, narrative strands and settings: geographic, temporal and social context.
    • Focus on characters - your novel works if its characters are believable, that is when you understand human nature's complexity. With bibisco you can KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR CHARACTERS, in an unusual and funny way: an INTERVIEW!
      *Going into the deep - with bibisco you can see how characters, locations and narrative strands are distributed chronologically and across chapters. You can keep track of the number of words and characters you've written and you can see your story represented on a TIMELINE.

     

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  • ApolloPad

    Commercial Web Website

    Great online app for writers, novelists, and bloggers. Manage project timelines, outlines, characters, locations and objects, upload photos and reorganize it all as much as you need to. Contextual inline notes (including to-do items, photos, and videos) to help you keep your thoughts where they belong - with the writing they apply to. Import projects from PDF, Word or other formats. Export your work to PDF, ebook, Markdown, doc and more. Plus automated backups to your own personal Dropbox.

     

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  • Manuskript

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

     

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  • Plotline

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Desktop application to create organize characters, plotlines, scenes, and chapters. Includes a distraction-free editor so you can write your novel in peace!.

     

  • FreeWriter

    Free Windows Website

    FreeWriter is a fully featured writing software suite to assist in writing novels and reports.

    It provides a fresh, new, graphical approach to writing.

    It includes our revolutionary 'Thoughts Canvas' technology to harness your creativity - helping deliver clear, consistent, quality writing.

    The word processor contains all the powerful functionality you need to format and organize documents - including

    • spell checking
    • full dictionary
    • extensive thesaurus
    • global search and replace
    • automatic voice read-back
    • and also speech recognition.

    There are facilities to help you build out robust story elements - enabling you to profile characters, places, ideas & plot themes, each within their own module.

    You are even presented with tools to enable you to set productivity targets, and plot your progress against these!

     

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