Craft your story

About Dabble

Created by Jacob Wright

Jacob 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.

Two passions collide.

Dabble really began over eight years ago when Jacob got the bug to write. It started small when he read about “The Big Lie” in James Scott Bell’s book Plot & Structure. Mr. Bell promises writing is something you can learn. It doesn’t have to be something you’re born with.

Jacob taught himself to program and made a career of it, so this message from Mr. Bell really resonated with him. He began reading book after book on the writing process, plotting, editing, dialog. Writing became his greatest passion, second only to creating beautiful software.

He decided to pursue these two great passions by creating software for novel writing.

A tool for the modern era.

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. There are plenty of tools that already exist for writing, but Jacob felt there was opportunity for better tools in more places. By creating software that is focused soley on writing a novel, we can create those better tools. Tools laser-focused on writing novels.

A sustainable business model.

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. We can continue to improve Dabble the best way using a subscription model. By focusing on what is best for you as an author, instead of what will convince you to upgrade (adding features for the sake of adding features), we can improve Dabble in the ways you need it. We can focus on making Dabble better, simpler, 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, and co-authoring. Services that make your life better but don't work with a 1-time payment model.

You can make Dabble the best way to craft amazing stories. Join us.