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The ultimate cloud-based book writing
platform. software. tool. muse. companion. friend.

Whether you’re a published author or just setting out to learn how to write a book, Dabble’s elegant and easy-to-use novel writing software is packed with features to help your story become a reality.

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Words written in Dabble:

All time

Actual live word-count feed

(The entire Lord of the Rings series – including The Hobbit – has 576,789 words.)

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Writing a book is challenging. Your writing tool shouldn't be.

Act on your inspiration with access anywhere

Never lose a word with our cloud-based writing tool that lets you access (and save) your story anywhere.

Organize your ideas and plan plot points

Develop your characters, plot your novel, and setting with feature-rich plotting and notation tools.

Become the writer you want to be

You were made to create. Dabble was made to help you.

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Don't let your word processor drag your process down.

Ironically enough, traditional word processors weren’t designed for writers. Dabble’s book-writing software was developed for writers, by a writer.

Avoid plot twists with online/offline backup.

We love a good horror story, but our software for book writing ensures you don’t experience one. Cloud and local storage work double-duty to make sure you never lose a word.

Rely on your writing tool.

We believe that an app for writing a book should be fully equipped to support you at every stage of the writing process – from plotting storylines and character development to your daily word count.

Everything you need to love the process:

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Backup and sync to the cloud, seamlessly.
Drag and drop scenes and characters.
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View story notes while you write.
Set word count goals and deadlines.
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Fiction without the friction.

Dabble is the best app for writing a book. Here’s why writers of all genres rely on Dabble to bring their story to life:

Cloud Back Up
Access on any device
Simple & easy interface
Goal Tracking
Focus Tools
Plotting Tools
Collaborative Writing
Google Docs
(sort of)
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Ready to Dabble?

Start writing now with a 14-day free trial that comes with access to all Premium features. Lifetime plans and student discounts available.



Start writing and stay organized.

Save 20% with an annual subscription!
$ 10
/month USD
  • Unlimited manuscripts
  • Cloud backup and sync
  • Access on any device
  • Goals and stats
  • Manuscript organization
  • Spell check
  • Text Highlighting
  • Email support



Fully develop your plot and story.

Save 20% with an annual subscription!
$ 15
/month USD
  • Includes everything in Basic plus:
  • Plot Grid
  • Story Notes
  • Focus Mode
  • Dark Mode
  • Sticky Notes
  • Comments


The choice of writers on a publishing track.

Save 20% with an annual subscription!
$ 20
/month USD
  • Includes everything in Standard plus:
  • Advanced grammar and style checks
  • Co-authoring
  • Priority support via chat

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Let your story unfold.

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Dabble and Fast Drafting

Our partners over at Writing Mastery Academy invited our founder Jacob to share his insights about how Dabble can be used to complete your first

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