Writer Tools - Novel Planner, Tracker & Editor

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About this app

The number of people who start writing a book is much larger than the number who manage to finish it. But no worries, we are here to help you.

With our writing tools you can track your progress thus far, plan your novel, write your novel and be able to focus on what matters for you the most: FINISHING THE DAMN BOOK!

Use the application in your native language. The application is currently available in English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Korean and Chinese.

Scared of losing your progress? Don't worry, we've got a backup system for you. You can manually save your databases to our secured cloud. Only if you want to though. Now you can access or recover all your data on all your android devices.

Start our 25 minutes timer and focus on your writing. You won't be able to see your notification-bar. After a short break you can simply reset the timer and be back on track immediately.

Writing Progress
'Writing Progress' is split up in 2 tabs. With 'Writing Log' you can monitor how much and when you've written. 'Progress Stats' on the other hand shows you the statistics of your books. When you select the bell icon you can setup your personal 'Daily Writing Reminder'. An novel contains on average 80.000 words. So let's get started!

Plan the events of your book in chronological order. But use the chapter function to order your events in the order they are presented to the reader. This will get you an overview in which order your main-events happened. This helps you also understanding what your characters already know and what they've been through.

We recommend you to create a profile for every character, even the smallest characters. It's of course unnecessary to fill in all the text fields for every character. A good habit while writing, is to note everything you come up with for a character in his/her profile. Hereby you can look this information up much quicker. It's basically your cheatsheet for all your characters.

In the chapters module, you can chronologically order your chapters. In the description, you can describe what happens in this chapter. With this you will be able to see how your story goes in a glimp and see the chapter lengths in a nice overview.

After you've tapped on a chapter, the application opens the scenes module. In here we recommend to plan your chapter really in depth. You can see this as an abstract way of your chapter. The scenes can also be re-ordered.

(Sub-) Locations
We recommend to start planning your environment from the biggest place in your world (e.g. a village). From here on you start to dig deeper: streets > houses > floor of a house > specific room. You can create a sub-location by tapping on a location.

Quarterly Writing Goals
If you don't set yourself some deadlines, there is a big chance you will never finish your books. It's a great idea to make a rough planning of want you want to achieve in the next few months. For example: start writing chapter 6 and 7, edit chapter 4 or write 20.000 words. Without goals, you don't have a point of focus. Set your goals and achieve them.

Unleash your inner novelist!

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- the terms and conditions: http://writer-tools.com/terms-conditions/
- the privacy policy: http://writer-tools.com/privacy-policy/
Updated on
Sep 5, 2019

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2.3K reviews
A Google user
November 7, 2018
This really is a great app! I love it and highly recommend it if you are trying to write a novel or outline some world-building!!! My only critique is about the backups. I personally would like to see the app update projects across devices that are connected to the same account by itself, but I understand how backups as implemented are cost effective. However lately, after backing up and trying to download a backup on another device, the app seems to freeze and never finish downloading the new backup. The only solution I've found is to uninstall and reinstall (it downloads the backup in no time). Would like to see a fix. But that aside, this is a very robust and helpful application for whatever you may be writing!!!
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A Google user
January 27, 2020
I wrote for 3 hours tonight and saved periodically as I went, as I have since installing this otherwise immaculate app. I switched to Spotify to turn on a song, and when I went back to the app- it had deleted more than half of what I'd written and reverted back to a much earlier save with only 827 words. Any writer knows what a devastating feeling this is. In spite of the other features and the excellent interface, even Google Drive guarantees against a loss like this on a project.
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Dante Fan 24
November 29, 2020
It's a really nice app, not bad visually but a bit expensive for the pro features. A couple of things vital for any writer are not even included. Like if I can edit the name for the character fields. Like if I want "Backstory" instead of "Childhood" or any field so I can add "powers" because some books use fantasy. Also, I don't know if it's possible but the ability to export the information for free as there's people like me unable to pay for services, maybe with an ad like the image part.
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What's new

Changelog version 2.9.0 & 2.9.1:
- Redesigned home screen
- Favorite characters
- Redesigned Pro-page
- General tweaks and bug fixes
- Updated translations (2.9.1)
- Added Slovak and Thai language (2.9.1)

Special thanks to everyone who contributed to the translations.

Feel free to join our Telegram group for 1-on-1 contact with us. This is the easiest and fastest way to contact us. If you encounter any bugs, please report them using the chat too. See you soon again!