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Free writers software

Updated 2021 - list of newly released and old and trusted freely available writers software.
Programs designed to help you organise your storyline, character development, chapter layout - and more.

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Calculate how long it takes to read something Read O Meter

A perfect tool for writers who like to organize and plan everything before writing Manuskript

A free alternative to Microsoft Word Open Office

Another free word processor Libre Office

A word processor free since 1998 supporting multiple languages AbiWord

Screenwriting + more pre-production software Celtx

A range of free and paid writers applications from Whitesmoke

A very useful rhyming dictionary Verse Perfect

Create a free website for your book that will display high in search engine results WordPress

An online tool that allows you to set goals such as the number of words per day, amount of time you wish to spend and setting deadlines Wordcradle

A manuscript editor for moving scenes within your chapters Spacejock yWriter

Creates a distraction-free writing environment Focuswriter

A small program for sticky notes Zhorn Software

Free mind mapping software FreeMind

A free application for screenwriters WriterDuet

A Free open source writers program that assists in structuring your book Storybook

An excellent compact dictionary from Princeton University for both British and American English Wordweb

From Sequence Publishing, an alternative dictionary source The Sage

Arrange your ideas into spreadsheets Tree Sheets

Flick through the pages of your manuscript in book form with this 3D editor and reader Soda

A free international language translator and dictionary Lingoes

A screen text to speech program Jaws

We found this interesting so put it on the list;
a subscription service that simulates background noise that puts you in a public place HipsterSound

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Stuck on a name for your next book?
Try the book title generator at Fictionalley.org

Need a new name for yourself?
Try the pen name generator at Namegenerator.biz

Need character development?
Try changing their occupation Translate to Pirate talk!

Need early Anglo Saxon English?
Try the Olde English translator

Need some Shakespeare talk?
Try the Shakespearian Insult Generator

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