Are you a published novelist, or can you sense that there's a great American novel inside you yearning to breathe free? In either case, yWriter may well be your new (free) best friend:
"yWriter is a free novel-writing software, it may look simple but, as the author of four books written with this tool, I can guarantee it has everything needed to get a first draft together. 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. Tracks your progress: it saves a log file every day, showing words per file and the total. 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."
author: Simon Haynes
required: Windows, Vista
size: 3.0 m
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