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Plume Creator – open-source tool for novelists

Plume Creator is an open source project manager and rich text editor for writers in a quest of a complete, yet simple, way of writing and organizing their work.

Plume Creator lets you write your stories in chapters and scenes, write full screen, edit notes and synopses, export in .html and .odt, edit in rich text, manage characters, places and items.

This is a cross-platform tool.

Features include:

  • Rich text editing.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Chapters and scenes outlining.
  • Note taking.
  • Manage characters, places and items.
  • Support for multiple projects.
  • Styles, with a style manager. Two default styles: Normal and poetry.
  • Basic spreadsheet outliner (currently in an early stage of development).
  • Tools – Stats.
  • Export to .html and .odt formats.
  • Desktop and Netbook displays.
  • Auto save with configurable period.
  • Option to prevent multiple space characters between words.
  • Internationalization support – English, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

Website: sourceforge.net/projects/plume-creator
Developer: Cyril Jacquet
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Plume Creator

Plume Creator is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Michael DeBusk
Michael DeBusk
2 years ago

I just looked the project page and it seems Plume Creator has been abandoned. No updates in almost six years, uses outdated 32-bit libraries, and the Web site belongs to some commercial entity unrelated to fiction writing. 🙁