The Write App

Free Writing App for Authors

Welcome to The Write App

The Write App is a simple rich text editor that works from Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android or any other computer you happen to have on hand. You can take a lunch break and type from your work computer, take a few minutes at school and add a few lines of story, and then finish off your editing from your phone while taking the bus home.

The Write App is intended for creation of short stories under 25,000 words in length. The Write App works for other writing projects, too. I just happen to write stories more than other projects, so it has extra helps for story writers, and is obviously fiction-author-centric.

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Key features of The Write App include:

  • A rich text writing area
  • Full-window mode for distraction-free writing
  • An outline tree where scenes and notes can be dragged around to change their order
  • Selecting a single node or the whole story-tree to view more or less of what you are writing
  • Compile your story for submission (coming soon)
  • In-depth templates for character and plot development
  • Editing checklists to help catch common writing mistakes
  • Context-sensitive menus for adding, duplicating, renaming, and deleting outline nodes
  • Spell checking (provided by

The Write App saves your project to your web browser's local storage every few seconds, so your current writing project is all ready to continue when you turn on you computer and open your web browser. Quickly downlaod and upload your writing projects from your local computer to make local backups of your work. Also, for users that change computers often, or change from phone to computer often, The Write App integrates with Google Drive to save writing projects, so any project you're working on is available from any place on the Internet. Just save your current work to your Google Drive and re-open it from any other location you wish to work from.



The problem with the Internet is that you can never be sure if the quotes are attributed properly. -Thomas Jefferson

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -George Patton

When you jump out of a plane without a parachute, don't bother being happy that wind resistance is slowing you down. -unknown

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. -William H. Gass

Finishing a story with the feeling that it may be the best story you've ever written is wonderful. -unknown

I could write more, if the weekends were five days longer. -unknown

I still remember the first time I was scolded for being an introvert. I didn't know anyone could think of it as bad until that moment. -unknown

I don't care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book. -Roald Dahl

When writing a book, break it into manageable chunks by outlining. Then write the novel's text for one subheading at a time. -unknown

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. -Edwin Schlossberg

When writing a book, feel free to write the last pages, or middle before the first pages. You're writing, not reading, the book. -unknown

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. -Benjamin Disraeli

My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip. -Elmore Leonard

The lesser of two evils - is evil. -Seymour (Sy) Leon

The first page of 'War and Peace' was once blank. -Robert F Mager

Rejection and criticism are daily occurrences in the life an author. An author needs to develop a thick skin. -unknown

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. -Matthew Arnold

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. -Jim Carrey

Writing starts with living. -L.L. Barkat

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. -Ernest Hemingway

An author must learn the principles of good storytelling only in order to write better from the heart. -Uri Shulevitz

Often I'll find clues to where the story might go by figuring out where the characters would rather not go. -Doug Lawson

A writer is working when he's staring out of the window. -Burton Rascoe

Never stop at the first draft of a story. It's not done, yet. -unknown

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous -RBenchley

A writer ... must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. -Jorge Luis Borges