Novel Writing Features

Write your next novel

Immerse yourself in a beautiful, organized writing experience crafted for novelists. Harness intuitive tools and unleash your story brain.

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Keep worldbuilding notes in one place

Save time and keep your creative process organized, so you can focus on writing your story.

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Outline chapters and overarching plots

Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, an outline can help you stay focused and on track as you write.

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Start strong with structure templates

Choose from different genres and styles to find the perfect structure for your story in the First Draft Pro template library.

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Stay on track with goals & focus mode

Improve your productivity and write more efficiently by setting goals and using focus mode to minimize distractions.

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Write in dark mode

Whether you want to reduce eye strain and fatigue, work in low-light conditions, or just look more hardcore. We got you. 🤘

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Track your changes

Track your changes as you write, review your progress and see how your story is evolving.

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Link to notes

Link to your notes directly and create an internal wiki, so you don't have to switch between different apps or documents.

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Manage versions

Easily manage different versions of your story, so you can review and compare drafts as you write.

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See how First Draft Pro works for other sorts of writing projects

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Teaching writing

Empower your students to excel in creative writing with a comprehensive platform designed to inspire and guide their storytelling journey.

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Non-fiction writers

Effortlessly simplify research, planning, and content organization for non-fiction projects with a tailored non-fiction writing environment.

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Academic writers

Elevate your academic writing by streamlining research, writing, and citation processes with specialized academic writing features.