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Novel writing software that helps you to write your novel, in a simple way. Use bibisco to develop characters, design novel structure, organize chapters and scenes, analyze the novel, set your goals and, of course, writing!.

What is bibisco?

bibisco is an open source application for writing novels.

bibisco is a personal project, made with love.

We love books and we want to help writers to write beautiful novels.

With bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf, docx, or txt and write with a fully featured text editor.

You can create a novel structure, define premise, fabula, narrative strands and settings: geographic, temporal and social context.

And, most of all, with bibisco you can know everything about your characters. Because your novel works only if its characters are believable, that is when you understand their human nature's complexity.

bibisco has 2 versions: Community Edition and Supporters Edition; this is the repository of bibisco Community Edition.

Official website and blog

You can find all information regarding bibisco novel writing software from the official website and from official blog.


You can support bibisco in various ways:


bibisco is licensed under the terms of GNU GPL License.


To contribute to bibisco development you need to:

Fully-featured text editor Fully-featured text editor
Writing tips Writing tips
Architecture of the novel Architecture of the novel
Main character develop Main character develop
Main character interview Main character interview
Characters management Characters management
Locations management Locations management
Chapter detail Chapter detail
Project explorer Project explorer
Search Search
Timeline Timeline
Character analysis Character analysis
Export epub Export epub
Relations Relations
Project stats Project stats
Writing goals and performance Writing goals and performance

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab