writing and planning software to try
A tailor-made writing application for fiction writers that lets you plan, organize, and write stories and series. You can create story outlines from pre-defined templates, create and manage rich and interesting characters, build immersive fictional worlds and more.
The writing portion is split into chapters and scenes and are easily organizable and sortable. You can even create and playback AI-generated voice narrations to see how well your story flows. You can also create online beta reader previews to easily share and get feedback.
Our goal: create the best digital tools for writers.
The Asengana Writing and Project Management Platform was born of a need we had as writers - digital tools to help with the writing process. On Asengana, a professional writer will discover a writing software, consisting of many elements found in different software solutions to which we added our own digital versions of pen and paper/ post-it/ cork-board. A writer just starting on this journey will be able to directly access instruments created after the careful analysis of the methods used and tested by professional writers.
All your writing in one place We are committed to providing writers with a tool to assist with every need: research, writing a manuscript, collaborating with an editor or cover designer, marketing or selling their books. We have a clear road map for the months to come - new modules will be developed and integrated into the platform. You can create your novel, premise to final draft, using a writing software that lets you do all the planning you need: logline, synopsis, timeline, chapters, and scenes. All the research done for your book, characters’ files, settings, and the manuscript structure will be easily accessible in one place.
Project Management for Writers We have adapted the Kanban project management methodology so that you can better organize your writing projects. Every day, you can decide the scenes to work on - and the platform will provide a clear image of your progress. The Kanban integration within the Manuscript module allows you to focus on specific parts of your story and not get sidetracked. But Asengana is meant to be more than a writing software. Now the platform is a tool designed to increase productivity and offer valuable insights into the writing process. In the near future it will empower you to take ownership over the entire publishing process of your works.
A web-based writing app, designed and actively developed my novellists.
It is web-based, and will run on every device from Windows PCs on large screens, all the way down to iPhones and tablets.
Shaxpir is a word-processor in the cloud, designed for authors of long-form narratives, like novels and memoirs. Designed by writers, Shaxpir offers tools for every stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to prosecraft and publishing.
All new users are automatically enrolled in a free 30-day trial of our signature software, Shaxpir 4: Pro. When your trial ends, you can either switch to our free plan, Shaxpir 4: Everyone, which includes all of our most essential storytelling tools, or you can continue enjoying the pro-quality features and enhancements of Shaxpir 4: Pro, with a paid subscription of just $7.99 a month.
The only missing features for free version are: -Emotional Story Arc -Automatic Popup Thesaurus -Multi-Device Sync -Export to EPUB -Version History -Custom Themes
Seequill is an online story-writing platform that makes it easier for you to write and organize your stories.
Inspire is a clone of Ulysses for Windows, with many of the core features but not all.
Features Elegant, simple markup editor that mimics the Ulyssess (for Mac only) look and feel. Not as feature rich though. Beautiful and minimalist writing-focused interface Markup-based text editor with syntax highlighting A single library holds everything you write Auto-save & auto-backup Distraction-free mode Full keyboard navigation support Export as PDF, DOCX, HTML, MD, TXT and more Publish to WordPress Lifetime free updates
novelWriter is a Markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents. It uses its own flavor of Markdown that supports a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis and cross-referencing between files. It's designed to be a simple text editor that allows for easy organization of text files and notes, built on plain text files for robustness.
The plain text storage is suitable for version control software, and also well suited for file synchronization tools. The core project structure is stored in a project XML file. Other meta data is primarily saved in JSON files.
novelWriter is not a full-feature Markdown editor. It allows for a minimal set of formatting needed for writing text documents for novels. These are currently limited to:
- Headings level 1 to 4 using the # syntax only.
- Emphasized and strong text. These are rendered as italicized and bold.
- Strikethrough text.
- Hard line breaks using two or more spaces at the end of a line.
Features not supported in the editor are also not exported when using the export tool.
The core export format of novelWriter is HTML5. You can also export the entire project as a single novelWriter Markdown-flavor document. In addition, other exports to Open Document, PDF, and plain text is offered through the Qt library, although with limitations to formatting.
Other features include:
- Syntax highlighting for the editor and syntax highlight themes
- User interface themes including dark theme
- Auto save documents and project files on a set timer
- Document stats including word count
- Easily organize files in root folders and sub folders
- Assign tags to notes
More information can be found on the Github page.