WriteItNow has a sleek, modern interface and intuitive features and functions that make it the best creative writing software on the market. The level of organization in this writing software goes beyond others in our ranking. It's easy to use and well structured. It will help you to create, organize and connect all necessary elements that comprise good storytelling.
This software lets you outline and track chapters, characters, events, locations, notes, ideas, references and more. The sidebar tracker lets you access all these elements in one location at the left of the interface. It couldn't be easier to quickly find and open so many disparate story elements.
WriteItNow has exceptional structure and organization as well as a full complement of tools to develop characters, plots, conflicts and storylines in a user-friendly application. For these reasons, it earns our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.
WriteItNow creative writing software offers the most comprehensive features of any product in our ranking. It's designed to help you write a novel and has several positive testimonials by published authors on the product's website. It can help any writer, professional or would-be, develop complex characters, plots with conflicts and compelling storylines.
Creating and keeping track of characters is simple through the Character tab at the top of the user interface. It lets you describe characters in as much detail as you like, and you can assign numerical values to personality traits such as intelligence, imagination, determination, courage, reliability and thoughtfulness. The value assigned to each of your characters helps you develop and direct characters and their actions, to keep them on track according to their personality characteristics.
The software lets you add character photos, family relationships, personal relationships and other relationships. This is handy so you don't stray from the core purpose, attributes and roles of your characters in a novel, which can be vast with a host of elements and actions to track. The tools for maintaining character consistency are always just a mouse click away.
An idea generator is provided to spur you along in your writing and to help overcome writer's block. You can choose from 11 idea types: random, leisure, miscellaneous, relationship, crime, location, money, work, event, meeting and personal. You choose the characters you want to be involved in the idea and the software generates ideas from which you pick. It's as simple as applying the idea to your story.
The Links feature lets you add a host of external and internal links in your novel, including web links, file links, chapter links, scene links, character links, event links, location links, idea links, note links and reference links. It's another way to quickly access varied elements of your story and tie them to similar story elements, no matter their location in your story. It's all about quick access to the many parts of your story so your writing progresses as effectively as possible.
WriteItNow has many extras that other products on our list don't. An example is the submissions tracker. It lets you list and monitor submissions of your novel that you've made to publishers.
Two features lacking in WriteItNow include genre outlines and a tool to help you develop settings. However, there is a tab to keep track of locations, if not settings, within the story.
This creative writing software has the best and most modern and user-friendly graphics available. You can plot and create graphics to follow and highlight conflict, events and relationships between characters. You can change background colors and easily input information for bar graphs.
The Events Graph feature lets you plot characters along a timeline and then shift that timeline to track events as they progress. You can sort from newest to oldest events and select specific characters to show their events. It's great for plotting the time sequence of your stories and keeping track of chronology of actions and reactions.
You can download name sets from varied ethnicities, countries and other categories including biblical, Dickensian, USA 19th century, Victorian Britain and more. This writing software has a name picker, should you need it when creating characters. You merely have to choose the options you want and it picks an appropriate name.
WriteItNow gives you direct access to the web from within the user interface. Press the Web button with your mouse, and a window appears, allowing you to conduct useful searches. Preset search categories in the Web menu include a general search, image search, dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotes and rhymes. Each search has a corresponding keyboard command, so you can save time by simply hitting the correct key, and you'll be directed immediately to the appropriate website to fulfill your search.
This creative writing software lets you export documents and elements you create. Export formats include RTF, PDF, HTML and text formats.
WriteItNow has all the standard tools, such as a word processor, thesaurus, dictionary, word count and spell check. It lacks a troubleshooter to fix problems that may arise within the application.
We've already mentioned the sleek design and user-friendly graphics and features of WriteItNow. The user interface is modern and intuitive, which makes it stand apart from several products on our list.
When developing your novel, all its components and sub-components appear in the sidebar grouped by category with clear icons within a vertical string of folders. For example, locations all are placed in the Locations folder and have an earth icon. Notes have a notepad icon; ideas have a light bulb icon, etc. We encountered no problems using this fluid and modern software.
WriteItNow offers great customer support. Emails sent to the company typically receive a response the same day. There are also FAQs to help you answer any questions you may have and a thorough Contents guide to explain usage of the software. In addition, this writing software offers online tutorials and handy tips within the software. Phone support is not available.
It is no exaggeration to say that this creative writing software is the best on the market. It has no significant drawbacks and we can only sing its praises. The user interface is intuitive, simple, smooth and easy to use. Its structure and organization in one tight format have clear tabs for accessing functions and writing your novel in deliberate and interconnected steps. This clever structure makes it the top-ranked product on our list. It offers all the necessary tools for character and story development as well as a host of extra features that make it fun, easy and thorough. We highly recommend it for anyone who aspires to write great novels.
This software offers the most features and tools to help you develop and write a best-selling novel.
The software lacks genre outlines and the company doesn’t offer phone support.
You will not find better creative writing software to write novels.