A Nice Writing Program

A friend suggested I check out yWriter4 for NaNo. It’s an amazing program.


Organize 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.
Saves a log file every day, showing words per file and the total. (Tracks your progress)
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.

My favorite part is the character design area. I’d like to see more info to give be available, but the basic stuff works for me too 🙂

I love the time-line and word count trackers for it.

I’m just totally and completely in love with this program. I would like to thank Laurie who suggested it to me. I’m not using it exclusively, as I’ll be doing a lot of stuff with OpenOffice (also free), but I’ll be using it a lot 🙂

For those doing NaNo, are you using anything special?


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