The Dabble Story

is your story.

Tools for the novelist have evolved and improved over time: stone and chisel, parchment and ink, the typewriter, the computer, the laptop, the smart phone, and the tablet. While these updates in hardware have each changed how we write, there have been fewer improvements that help us write.  

This is where Dabble comes in.  

Our founder, Jacob, saw there was an opportunity to create the best book writing tool: one focused solely on helping hobbyist and experienced authors alike write their books.

A business model focused on what's best for writers.  

Our subscription model reflects our commitment to improving our product. The old model of purchasing software with a one-time payment promotes complex and clunky software as companies pack more features into each new release to convince customers to purchase the product again. And again, and again.  

By using a subscription model, we can continue to improve Dabble with a focus on what’s best for you as an author, instead of what will convince you to upgrade and add features for the sake of adding features.  

We can focus on making Dabble better, simpler, and more intuitive. We can rework current features to improve them. And we can add features that have ongoing server costs, such as cloud storage and sync, or co-authoring. Services that make your life better but don’t work with a one-time payment model.  

Dabble is the best novel writing software to craft amazing stories because our writers encourage us to improve each other.

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Born from the collision of two passions.

Hi, I’m Jacob. Dabble really began over ten years ago when I was bit by the writing bug. It started small – I read “The Big Lie” in James Scott Bell’s book Plot & Structure, which promises writing to be something you can learn. It doesn’t have to be something you’re born with.  

At this point, I had taught myself to program software and made a career of it, so this message from Mr. Bell resonated to my core. I began reading book after book on the writing process, plotting, editing, and dialog. Writing became one of my greatest passions, second only to creating beautiful software.  

That’s when I decided to merge these two great passions by creating Dabble, an elegant software to write a book.

Jacob Wright is the creator of Dabble. He’s had a passion for creating beautiful software since 2004 when he began programming. Dabble was made with love in Colorado, USA in 2017.

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