When it comes to manuscript editors, I’m very picky because my lightweight system dictates that I be. Here are 2 tools that outdo many others. I also discovered in yWriter that if you’re having trouble with highlight+copy, yWriter solves that. Instead of highlighting a text block from a file, you can highlight a whole chapter with control+A then copy or transfer it. It’s also amazing that yWriter needs less than 1mb for download!
yWriter is a free 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!
If you’re just embarking on your first novel a program like yWriter may seem like overkill. I mean, all you have to do is type everything into a word processor! Sure, but wait until you hit 20,000 words, with missing scenes and chapters, notes all over your desk, characters and locations and plot points you’ve just added and which need to be referenced earlier … it becomes a real struggle. Now imagine that same novel at 40,000 or 80,000 words! No wonder most first-time writers give up.
Another unique distraction-free tool for serious writers. It even has a ‘night mode’ for tired eyes
Just focus on your writings – all styling comes later.
Access from anywhere.
Synchronization and offline mode make life so much easier.
Set goals. Increase performance.
Streamline your efforts by working towards writing goals.
Format your text with simple commands and stay focused.
All your writings are protected by German data privacy law.