Craft your story

About Dabble

Created by Jacob Wright

I am the creator of Dabble. I have had a passion for creating beautiful software since I began programming over 12 years ago. I live in Colorado, have 6 kids and a very patient wife, and I hope to make Dabble a full-time project.

It began with a passion...

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

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

I decided to pursue my two greatest passions by creating software for novel writing.

Something shiny and new.

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. Tools exist for writing, but I felt there was opportunity for better tools, in more places. By creating software that is focused soley on writing a novel, I can create better tools that are specific to novels.

Subscription pricing.

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 sell the same product again and again. I can continue to improve Dabble in the best way for writers using a subscription model, keeping Dabble simple and effective. I can focus on making Dabble better and better, reworking features, simplifying the product, and adding suplemental services.

By joining the open beta now, Dabble for the desktop will always be free as a thank you for participating in this early software. I am still figuring out pricing that will best ensure Dabble can help you craft amazing stories.