Hi everyone! It’s been a while. I’ve been busy with family in town and school, but I really had to share this with you!
As a writer and organization-loving person, I’ve always wanted a noveling app or software to plan, plot, write, and revise my stories. I also like things to be free, so that just made my search a little harder.
Scrivener is super popular but it doesn’t have the latest version on Windows, it has a steep learning curve, and it costs money (it also doesn’t look that good … I care about aesthetics!)
After trying too many apps to count, I finally found one that works for me!
Wavemaker Novel Planning & Writing Software is completely free, easy to use, has a clean aesthetic, and has plenty of useful (but not too complicated) tools. You control all your data, and it links to your Google Drive (just remember to sync up regularly!).
Things I love about it:
- you can change the fonts to any Google Font
- has a board planner
- has a grid planner
- has a challenge mode (where if you leave the page, everything you just wrote gets deleted)
- you can add notes to all your scenes
- you can organize your scenes into parent and child pages
- it has a tool called the “database” where you can keep track of research including photos
- has mind maps
- Snowflake Method planner
- timeline tool (to keep track of events in your story!)
- you can also export your work into a variety of formats
- has a distraction free mode!!!
Go check it out here: https://wavemaker.cards/ It’s amazing. I’m currently editing Fibonacci Monster (into a longer novella) on it!
(By the way, I was not paid or endorsed to say any of this. 😊)