yWriter 5

yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use.

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  1. Todd Carnes
    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!

Recent Reviews

  1. Tobin Rickard
    Tobin Rickard
    Version: 5
    I like to put together my outline first. I start by outlining the broad strokes, and creating "chapters" in yWriter. Then, for each chapter, I break down and outline the main plot points and create "scenes" for these. Once I have those, I can add scenes for any sub-plot lines, etc. Once I have each of these, I go through each and flesh out the description as much as I feel necessary. That's when I start writing. Generally I write start to finish, but by doing things this way, if I get stuck in a particular scene, I will jump ahead to a different scene, one I can see more clearly, and write there. I love it for that.
  2. Jeff Countryman
    Jeff Countryman
    Version: 5
    Free and an excellent method of keeping track of large projects.