The Best Writing App for Authors and Novelists

Start your book, plot your book, write your book, organize your book, and export it for publishing all in one place.


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Leaving your word processor in the dust

LivingWriter Novel Writing App Organization

Organizing Made Simple

Simple drag and drop organization for all your chapters, subchapters and elements.

LivingWriter Writing App Smart Text Story Elements

Smart Text / Story Elements

LivingWriter stores your story elements and suggests them as you type.

LivingWriter Novel Writing App Outlines By Famous Authors

Plot Easier With Outlines

Organize your story with time-tested outlines used by best-selling authors.

Organize and Plot Your Stories Easily

Spend less time organizing and planning. Spend more time growing your ideas into books.

  • LivingWriter Novel Writing App Drag and Drop OrganizationDrag and Drop
    Order and reorder your chapters and story elements without the hassle of copying and pasting.
  • LivingWriter Chapter Notes SidebarOn Screen Sidebar
    Jot down your chapter notes quickly on the sidebar. Everything on one screen means never leaving your story.
  • LivingWriter Story CorkboardThe Board
    Get a god's-eye view of your writing. Intuitively drag and drop to plot and rearrange your story.
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Plot Quickly with Time-Tested Story Outlines

We don't believe in reinventing the wheel, but we're fans of greasing it a bit. You can now use the same outlines used in world famous stories and movies right in LivingWriter. We'll lead you through each step with detailed guidance. No other writing app out there will do that for you. The outlines include, the Three Act Structure, 27 Beat Chapter Plotting, The Hero's Journey, Dan Harmon's Story Circle, and many more!

Dan Harmon's Story Circle
Heros Journey Writing Template
Hero's Journey
27 Beat Chapter Plotting Writing Template
27 Beat Chapter Plotting

The LivingWriter Board

No more moving files and text around to organize your stories. With the board feature, you get an intuitive, modern way to view your story. Simply drag and drop anything inside the board to rearrange your book, change up your plot or just marvel at how much you've written so far.

LivingWriter Plot Board
LivingWriter Story Corkboard
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Writing App Autosuggest Story Elements

Smart Text and Auto-suggest

Store all your story's elements and LivingWriter will make them work for you. As you type a character name, location, etc. our editor will auto-suggest your elements. Clicking on your story elements will allow you to quickly access notes and other info for each element.
You won't find this in any other fiction writing app!

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Writing App Autosuggest Story Elements

Embracing the Dark Side

LivingWriter comes in both light and dark modes. You can easily switch between them with one click. This will come in handy when you're on a writing binge at night and your eyes start to hurt. You can keep using the best writing app in the world straight through to sunrise.

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Novel Writing App Story Goals and Targets

Intuitive Writing Goals

Writing goals helps you create a vision for your stories.
Visually seeing your goals will make a difference in your writing pace. There's no novel writing software that shows you your goals as beautifully as we do. Goals and deadlines can be motivating!

  • LivingWriter Novel Writing App Drag and Drop OrganizationChapter Goals
    Quickly add and update word count goals per section of your story.
  • LivingWriter Chapter Notes SidebarStory Goals
    Beyond word counts, you can add deadlines to your story to keep yourself on track.
  • LivingWriter Story CorkboardNanoWrimo
    Easy integration and support for National Novel Writing Month

Cloud Based So Your Creativity Doesn't Have to Stop

Most writing apps out there don't sync to the cloud, meaning you can only work from one device.
Online novel writing is the future.
LivingWriter doesn't tie your creativity down to one location.

  • Writing App for iOS and Android
    Companion apps available for iOS and Android so you can write on the go
  • Writing Software on the Cloud
    Your work is saved in a secure Amazon AWS cloud with bank-level security
  • Writing App for iOS and Android
    As long as you have access to the internet, you have access to your writing
  • LivingWriter Writing App Revision History
    Every word you type gets saved and with our revision histories, you can even go back to any point in time for each of your chapters
Writing App All Devices

No need to hit "save"

Even if your laptop decides to have a meltdown, rest assured that your work is safe.
LivingWriter automatically saves every letter you type. Writing software that's cloud-based is the future!
Your work gets saved constantly, safely, into our Amazon Cloud Infrastructure and then we back it up for you every 10 minutes.


Get it all out there or share it in pieces

You're midway through your thrilling murder mystery, but you get the feeling it's not suspenseful enough. Don't worry. LivingWriter is the only novel writing software with easy sharing and co-authoring features.

  • livingwriter-novel-writing-app-share-with-friends
    With one click of a button share your whole book or individual chapters with your friends or an editor
  • livingwriter-novel-writing-app-view-only-mode
    Share your story for just viewing or allow editing
  • livingwriter-novel-writing-app-notes
    Your notes for your chapters and story elements can be shared as well
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No lagging, no matter the length

Other writing programs weren't meant to hold your 100,000 word masterpiece. You’d have to split your book up into separate docs to keep it from loading forever. With LivingWriter, each chapter and subchapter is self-contained, meaning a speedy load of your whole story every time.

Seamless imports of your existing work

Wrote half of your book already? All good. Import your existing stories from other programs with a couple of clicks, and see how much easier it is to finish your second half on LivingWriter.
If you're coming from other writing apps like Scrivener, don't worry. You'll be able to pick up on LivingWriter right where you left off.

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Your Work Is Safe

LivingWriter works on an infinitely scalable Amazon AWS structure. No downtime or data loss ever. We’re constantly backing up your data and holding to the industry standards of data security. This is online writing software done right.


Amazing Customer Service

Our staff are dedicated to improving your writing experience. Get in touch with us 24-7 to let us know how we can make your life easier. There is no online writing platform that caters to you like we do.


Constantly Evolving

We've got a roadmap, but we're also always implementing new features suggested directly by our loyal writers. We're dedicated to your success. Our goal is to be the best writing app for you.

Our Writers Love LivingWriter

"LivingWriter feels like the iPhone of writing tools"

Casey Kerbs, Author of How To Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind
"Writing a book was so much harder than I thought it would be. I’m so happy I found LivingWriter"

J.Cole, Author of the Damian Series
"I used LivingWriter for my second publication, and it cut my writing time in half"

Alexander, Avignon, France
“I’m incapable of organization, so LivingWriter was everything I needed to get my piece out there”

Anthony Li, Author of Pathfinder Society

Writing software for fiction, non-fiction and beyond!


The best writing app for fiction

Most of our writers are spinning up fantasy, romance and science fiction stories. We've made it easy to get all your creativity and fictional story elements into LivingWriter. No writing app does this better than we do.


The best writing app for non-fiction

When it comes to non-fiction we have templates for memoirs, biographies, self-help books and more. We've already had six (that we know about) self-help books published after being written on our platform!


Best writing app for world-builders

No other writing app or novel plotting software gives you the freedom that LivingWriter does. With our smart story elements, beautiful board and intuitive organization, you can have your entire world built before putting down your first word.

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