I’ve been asked to reconsider “the enormity of my project” :p by thinking not only of fiction writers, but also of other type of writing: academic, documentation, etc. Manukskript now offers 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[…]
I have been dissatisfied for a while with the single-file format: it doesn’t allow versioning, collaborative editing nor out-of-manuskript editing. Push by one of my interlocutor, I opted for a different file format, where everything is either: stored as several small text files in one folder (see here what it looks like) or zipped in[…]
The story line is a new feature, work in progress, ugly but functional. The idea is to get an overview of your work through different strands, of which texts are nodes. It is an other way to navigate between text elements, and it allows you to get a quick overview of importants themes of your[…]
The frequency analyzer helps you find out what words or sentences your using the most. It was added on commit 308fe5e and will be included in release 0.2.
2017 update: manuskript has dropped txt2tags in favor of markdown. Much more used, and many export formats available. If like me you love to write with lightweight markup and customizable stuff, Manuskript has a built-in txt2tags highlighter.
With the outliner, you can see in a single glance the overall status of your book. See what chapters are done and those in need of writing. See which character appear in which scene. Quickly rearrange things if necessary. Write notes and summary for each item as you keep the big picture in view.
Focus on writing ! Edit or create your own theme: Or simply import themes from FocusWriter. If you feel like you need it, you can even lock yourself until you’ve reached a certain goal: For more details on how to use fullscreen distraction-free mode, go to the wiki.
Use index cards to organise your thoughts: notes, scenes, chapters, etc.