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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 app.dabblewriter.com or 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.


Read the post on NaNoWriMo's blog: How Dabble Can Help Make Writing Easy.

See what others are saying about Dabble:

I have long loved Scrivener. Compared to Word or Google Docs, it's so much easier to create and reference characters, outlines, and worldbuilding in a dedicated novel writing software. Dabble is so much better than Scrivener. Scrivener has everything. It really does. But it is confusing, and clunky. Dabble has everything I need for creating and writing my stories(fantasy novels, which need a LOT of notes), without anything I don't. It's simplistic in the best way, and it's gorgeous to boot. The plot grid may have blown my mind. I have never been so excited about outlining in my life. All in all, I love Dabble and I hope it sticks around for a looooong time, because I never want to write with anything else!
"I've been really enjoying using Dabble! I love all of the organizational things with the plotline and worldbuilding things."
"This UI is really slick!"
"Let me just say how this app looks aethetically pleasing."
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