Craft your story

Meet Dabble.

Dabble’s mission is to help you change the world. To leave your mark on humankind. To reach out through the pages of your novel and touch the hearts of others.

Dabble helps you write novels.

Use Dabble to write, to plot, and to edit. But Dabble’s goal is more than helping you write novels. Dabble’s goal is to help you write good novels, and to help you become a better novelist.

Dabble just released at the end of September.

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Write your novel.

Organize your story.

Divide your manuscript into parts, chapters, and scenes, navigate your novel with a click, and reorder your scenes with drag and drop.

Stay focused as you write.
  • Auto-scrolling scrolls the page as you type so your hands never have to leave the keyboard.
  • Auto-focus-mode fades out everything but the page and text as you type to help you stay in the zone.
  • Auto-formatting allows you to focus on writing words instead of formatting chapter titles.

Plot your story.

Shape your story with Dabble’s unique plotting tool. Plot like J.K. Rowling. Dabble provides a plot grid, plot lines (subplots), and plot points (the events in your subplots) to supercharge your plotting.

See the big picture.

Set up the events in each subplot to happen at the right time in your story.

Dive into each subplot.

Write detailed notes on each plot point in your plot lines.

Write wherever you are.

Keep plotting, writing, and editing wherever you are. Write in the desktop app on your Mac or Windows computer at home. Write in the browser during your lunch break at work. Write offline at the cabin over the weekend.

Automatically sync to the cloud.

Sync your novel up to the cloud and between computers. Dabble keeps a full copy on each computer and one in the cloud. These copies sync with each other when they are online.

Use Dabble’s web app at www.dabblewriter.com/app/ and download the desktop app on our downloads page.

Track your progress.

Dabble helps you set and keep goals.

Work toward daily goals.

Dabble will auto-calculate your daily word count goal, based on how many writing days are left before your goal deadline.

Take days off.

You may not be able (or want to) write every single day. Dabble allows you to mark the days you are taking off so it can accurately track your daily word goal.

Adjust your goal.

Set a goal that is right for you, and set a starting count to only track new words. Set your goal to 20,000 words on top of the 80,000 you already have.

Testimonials

What people are saying about Dabble.

You are so the best! I wish could find the words to express how much I have loved using your program and what it has meant to me to write again after a very long absence. That alone is such a wonderful thing to me but your fast answers and cheerful support have been an extra bonus I couldn't have asked for. To top that off I didn’t think you would get back to me on this until after the holiday. I really admire your drive! Thank you!
—Kirsten
I am absolutely in love with Dabble. I've used it every day since downloading it, and it'd hands-down the best software I've ever found for writing. I love that I can use both the app and the website, and the program looks the same and has my work in both places. You've found a lifelong customer!
—Ashton
I really love using Dabble, by the way. I used to use Scrivner, but Dabble has a kind of simplicity and ease of use that I find soothing and more conducive to me actually writing. Thanks for creating it! :)
—Renee
I'm really loving Dabble. It's great for jotting down notes during my lunch break, or working hard during my writing blocks. I really do love the program, desktop and browser based is exactly what I was looking for.
—Eryn
Dabble is stellar! So simple and easy to use. The customer support is outstanding! I lost a bunch of material from the cloud but I got in touch with customer support and they rescued my lost files! Support always responds promptly and is super helpful and friendly. Absolutely recommend to all writers out there who are looking for a refreshing new platform to write with!
—Ellie
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