Open source tools for writing your next novel

If you are one of those who loves to write, you will find this article very useful. We will present you some tools to help you write the next best-seller, with which you can organize the plots and characters, and you will no longer feel sorry to show your stories to your friends because they will have coherence.

Creating a novel will require more than throwing words around the screen and hoping they make sense. The characters need to be developed, the plot needs a goal, the scenes need to flow, and the timeline needs to be consistent. Fortunately, there are several open source tools that will help you keep track of these elements, as well as check spelling and grammar, among other things.

bibisco_868278_full Bibisco

It's great for character, scene, and plot development. To begin with, the program gives you very useful instructions; As for example in the creation of characters, it suggests you create a first name, surname, nickname, place of birth, etc. Then he tells you to include thoughts, religion, passions, social connections, physical description, and more. All these aspects will not be included in the narrative, but it allows the writer to consider his character as a real person and develop the story based on those aspects.

You can download Bibicos for Linux from:

Download Bibicos for Linux (32 bit)

Download Bibicos for Linux (64 bit)


It allows writers to plan and organize their ideas before starting to write. It uses the "snowflake" method, which guides the writer step by step through a series of questions.

You can download Manuskript for Linux from:

Download Manuskript for Linux


It is an ideal tool for creating and managing interactive stories, which are non-linear.

You can download Twinery for Linux from:

Download Twinery for Linux (32 bit)

Download Twinery for Linux (64 bit)


It is perfectly engineered for visual novels that uses words, images, and sounds to develop interactive stories.

after-the-deadline AfterTheDeadline

This tool will be very useful to check grammar, writing, spelling and also offers you an explanation for the errors it finds.


It is a platform to manage the localization of your projects and the process of translating your documents into different languages.


Writers can create print and digital books and manage their collections in one place. This tool also allows author collaboration and export in EPUB format.

We invite you to try this series of tools and tell us about your experience with which you select. We would also like to know if you have another suggestion.

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  1.   Web said

    Very good these contributions, thanks to the team from Linux!

  2.   Tile said

    Interesting, lately I've been wanting to write, I'd love to try the sw you show. Thanks Gaby

  3.   George said

    I found it re interesting! Great article

  4.   HDS said

    The bibisco is great!

  5. said

    very good this article, I love your blog, keep it up

  6. said

    It is a real luxury for everyone to have so much information, this blog gives me many things that I can put into practice.