Online tools for novel-writing?
September 19, 2006 12:12 PM   Subscribe

Are there any great online tools for working on writing a novel? I've seen previous posts on desktop software for this purpose, but I haven't found any nifty online tools.

I want to be able to keep the text of one of my writing projects online so I can access it & work on it anywhere with an internet connection. I also do not want it to be public.

I know I can use things like Yahoo! Notepad or make private LJ posts, but I am hoping that there is some tool more appropriate for what I want to do.
posted by tastybrains to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Have you tried Writely?
posted by rocketman at 12:14 PM on September 19, 2006 [1 favorite]

posted by stopgap at 12:14 PM on September 19, 2006

Or Writeboard
posted by easternblot at 12:16 PM on September 19, 2006

I'll third Writely. I haven't tried to make a printed document from anything that started there, but as an online word processor, it's very nice.
posted by blueshammer at 12:33 PM on September 19, 2006

Response by poster: Thank you! Writely is *exactly* what the doctor ordered! Writeboard is cool too.
posted by tastybrains at 12:34 PM on September 19, 2006

The problem with Writerly is that the maximum document size is 500k. I tried uploading one of my files before and it choked on the size.
posted by FreezBoy at 3:38 PM on September 19, 2006

I like writeboard for its simplicity - when I'm really writing I don't want to care bout styles or complex formatting. I know nothing about a max document size, which obviously could become an issue - might worth email 37 signals, Jason Fried is really pretty good about quick responses.
posted by rsanheim at 7:45 PM on September 19, 2006

sorry, "worth emailing 37 signals"...
posted by rsanheim at 7:45 PM on September 19, 2006

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