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 detatiled 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 and download the desktop app on our downloads page.

Track your NaNoWriMo progress.

Dabble provides a special feature just for NaNoWriMo.

Work toward daily goals.

Dabble will auto-calculate your daily word goal, based on how many writing days are left and how many words you still need to craft.

Take days off.

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

Tip: you could mark arbitrary days off at the end of the month to account for the unexpected, then unmark them as it gets closer to the end of the month or as you miss a day or two.

Adjust your goal.

Set your goal to something higher or lower for your own personal challenge. Just because you don’t have time to finish 50,000 words this year, doesn’t mean you can’t participate in NaNoWriMo!

Auto-submit your word count!

Let Dabble take care of submitting your word count for you. Dabble integrates with NaNoWriMo and will submit your word count while you write!

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Get NaNoWriMo discounts.

You can get a 20% discount for a year, just for participating in NaNoWriMo. If you win, meaning you write 50k words in November, you will get a 50% discount! More details on the sponsor offers page.

Get Dabble at a huge intro discount!

For a limited time (only in 2017), Dabble is offering an Introductory Pricing plan!

This plan gives you Dabble for 50% off ($4.99/month) for as long as you keep the subscription, rather than Dabble’s regular monthly subscription at $9.99/month. When you sign up before the end of the year you are automatically put onto the Introductory Pricing plan. As long as you keep your subscription active, you will be able to keep it forever!

If you participate in NaNoWriMo and get an additional 20% off for a year, that’s 60% off total, only $3.99/month. And if you are a NaNoWriMo winner, you can have Dabble for 75% off, just $2.49/month for a year! And of course you still get the intro 50% off after that as part of your plan.