Saturday, 20 December 2008


yWriter 5 has just come out of Beta. This free novel writing software is fantastic. Support from the programmer is some of the best that I have seen with new features added on an almost daily basis. He is also a writer so he knows what he is talking about.

You can read all about it at:

If you a writing Flash fiction then check out yEdit 2 from the same author.

Features include:

  • Organise your novel using a 'project'.
  • Add chapters to the project.
  • Add scenes, characters, items and locations.
  • Display the word count for every file in the project, along with a total.
  • Saves a log file every day, showing words per file and the total. (Tracks your progress)
  • Saves automatic backups at user-specified intervals.
  • Allows multiple scenes within chapters
  • Viewpoint character, goal, conflict and outcome fields for each scene.
  • Multiple characters per scene.
  • Storyboard view, a visual layout of your work.
  • Re-order scenes within chapters.
  • Drag and drop of chapters, scenes, characters, items and locations.
  • Automatic chapter renumbering.

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