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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Anyone tried CeltX?

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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    I use celtx, but not for novels. It is primarily for audio/visual projects. It has a generic text file, which you can add notes. But it doesn't have dedicated novel building tools.
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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Try pyroom:

    http://pyroom.org/

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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    After a little research, I think I'm going to go with this

    StorYBook - Organize Your Story
    open source story writing software
    for novelists, authors and creative writers


    http://storybook.intertec.ch/

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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Who else say the title as Novell writing software for Linux?
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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Quote Originally Posted by asjdfwejqrfjcvm msz34rq33 View Post
    Who else say the title as Novell writing software for Linux?
    That's what I thought at first

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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Scrivener is the best, unfortunately its OSX only.

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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Quote Originally Posted by chungy View Post
    you could try LyX -- it's pretty much perfect for something like a novel.

    It takes a little bit of getting used to, but it's wonderful
    Or just use LaTeX directly.
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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    freemind mind mapping is quite useful for creative writers.
    This youtube video shows how to get started planning out a story using freemind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miN66kqbilA
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    Re: Novel Writing Software for Linux - FOUND!

    Scrivener used to be Mac OS only but it's now, finally, available in beta for Windows which also works with Linux. You can read the forum thread for details.

    The down side is it's not free software, but there's an emerging free software solution with LyX-outline (this makes more sense if you read the blog). It's is an extension to the LyX document processor, which aims to clone the usability of Scrivener.

    I think Celtx might give these a run for their money but it's primarily for scriptwriting rather than for novels. Perhaps there's a plug-in somewhere that makes the thing more novelist-friendly, but I haven't found one.

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