Keep on Writing in the Free World

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

  • yWriter icon


    Free Windows Linux Wine Website

    yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman!


  • True Novelist icon

    True Novelist

    Free Web Website

    True Novelist provides a way for authors to write their novel online, organize their story, view statistics about their project and writing habits, set goals, keep track of related research, and more.


  • oStorybook icon


    Free Mac OS X 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.


  • bibisco icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Java Website

    bibisco is a free and open source software for writing novels. With bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf or rtf, and write with a fully featured text editor. You can create a novel structure, define premise, fabula, narrative strands and settings: geographic, temporal and social context. And, most of all, with bibisco you can know everything about your characters.


  • ApolloPad icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux 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.


  • Manuskript icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.

    Distraction-free mode
    Get rid of all distraction while writing. Set personal goal in word count or time before you can leave editor.

    Novel assistant
    Use the snowflake method to grow your single genius idea in an coherent whole, with complex characters, intricate plots and detailed universe.


  • Plotline

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Plotline is an application to assist in the creation of a novel. While this does not fully replace the old-school P&P (pencil & paper) method, it is nice to have everything in one place. Some of the features include:

    Planning the novel plot arc, form inciting incident to the climax.
    Adding characters, with prompts for character biographies.
    Creating plotlines for the novel, and assigning characters as part of the plotlines.
    Adding scenes to the novel to plan out exactly how the novel will work out.
    Best feature: a full-fleged editor, with markdown syntax highlighting support and a distraction-free mode.
    Better feature: binding the novel content into a various format, ebook or otherwise.


  • FreeWriter icon


    Freemium 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!