Manuskript – open source software for writers

Manuskript is an open source tool for those writer who like to organize and plan everything before writing.

The snowflake method can help you grow your idea into a book, by leading you step by step and asking you questions to go deeper.

While writing, keep track of notes about every characters, plot, event, place in your story.

Manuskript uses PyQt5.

Features include:

  • Two modes: one “fiction” mode with all the tools for fiction writers (summary, characters, plot, world/context, etc.), and one “simple” mode, with only the writing tab.
  • Grow your premise from one sentence, to a paragraph, to a full summary.
  • Create characters.
  • Conceive plots.
  • Construct outlines (Outline mode and/or Index cards).
  • Write with focus (Distraction free mode).
  • Build worlds.
  • Track items.
  • Edit and re-organize chapters and scenes.
  • View Story line.
  • Compose with fiction or non-fiction templates and writing modes.
  • Export to HTML, ePub, OpenDocument, DocX, PDF, and more.
  • Spell checker.
  • Markdown highlighter.
  • Frequency analyzer.
  • Automatic save in open and plain text file format.

Website: www.theologeek.ch/manuskript
Support: News, GitHub code repository
Developer: Olivier Keshavjee and contributors
License: GNU General Public License version 3 or (at your option) any later version

Manuskript

Manuskript is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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One comment

  1. The “snowflake” method is standard (serious) writers’ method: think, plan, layout, execute. No inspiration, muse or magic. Better now than “gold standard” Scriverner, with added storyline references. Distraction free mode for just “getting done”.

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