TJ Mott’s Writer

TJ Mott’s Writer is a Windows-based open source application for writing and editing. It’s free to use, licensed under the BSD 3 Clause license, and runs on .NET Core 3.1.

This software is currently a pre-release. Check it out if you want, but I don’t recommend using it yet. Installers are not yet available so you need Visual Studio 2019 to build and run the source code. (Note: I am still using an unreleased previous version of this for my own work, but I’ll switch to this new one when it’s ready.)

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  • Basic word processor with the capability to export to a Microsoft Word .docx file
  • Organization system to structure your work, quickly move chapters/sections around, and visualize pacing and chapter/section length
  • Plan, prioritize, and track writing and editing tasks with the integrated ticket tracker
  • Conveniently store images, documents, Word templates, or any other arbitrary files in the file repository
  • Wiki-like system to store reference material such as timelines, character biographies, brainstorming notes, and plot ideas as Markdown/HTML documents
  • Search through documents, notes, and tickets
  • All data is stored in an SQLite database file