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Open Source Novel Writing Software - Storybook

Storybook is a free Open Source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors. Starting with the plot to the finished book — with Storybook you'll never lose the overview. Storybook helps you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while writing books, novels or other written works.

Storybook assists you in structuring your book
Manage all your data such as characters, locations, scenes, items, tags and ideas in one place. A simple interface is provided to enable you to assign your defined objects to each scene and to keep an overview of your work with user-friendly chart tools. With Storybook Memoria each object can be tracked in relation to time.

Storybook Features:
 * Manage Chapters and Scenes
 * Chronological View
 * Strands and strand links
 * Characters
 * Locations
 * Chapters
 * Parts
 * Global Ideas
 * Quick Information
 * Task list and Navigation
 * Items and Tags

Storybook Installation: [You don't have to be the root user to install Storybook.]
First, you need Java 6 or 7 (download it here for free).
Download the Storybook self-extracting binary file - here
Got to terminal and type following command to install Storybook
cd Download/
chmod +x storybook-4.0.9-linux.bin
After sucessful installation you can open the Storybook from
cd ~/opt/storybook4/

Storybook comes with 4 views:
 * The Chronological View shows the scenes sorted by date. Each strand has it's own column.
 * The Manage Chapters and Scenes view shows all chapters and their assigned scenes. Scenes can be moved and renumbered by Drag-and-Drop.
 * The Book View shows all chapters and their assigned scenes sorted by chapter and scene numbers, as you would read it in the final book.
 * The Reading View shows the text as in a final book. Strands can be shown or hidden.


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