your novel starts here. now.

we help you to write your story, in a simple way.

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all that you need

Organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf or docx. And, of course, write with a fully featured text editor.

organize your ideas

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

focus on characters

Your novel works if its characters are believable, that is when you understand their human nature's complexity. We help you to know everything about your characters.

going into the deep

See how characters, locations and narrative strands are distributed chronologically and across chapters.

speaking your language

bibisco speaks czech, french, german, english, italian, polish, portuguese (Brazil), portuguese (Portugal), russian, serbian, spanish, turkish.

made with love for writers

This is a personal project, made with love. We love books and we want to help writers to write beautiful novels. Ah, bibisco is open source!

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

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Community Edition
Linux, MacOS, Windows
Supporters Edition
Linux, MacOS, Windows
Pay what you want
Unlimited projects
Premise, fabula, setting, narrative strands
Global notes
Characters interview
Objects (magic wand, gun, treasure map..)
Chapters and scenes
Chapters: move scenes to another chapter
Export (pdf, docx, archive)
Dark theme
Sequel creation
Distraction free mode
the latest version of bibisco is 2.1.0, take a look at release notes,
if you want to know how to install bibisco read here.
if you want to know how to update bibisco read here.
if you want to know how to ugrade bibisco to Supporters Edition read here.
starting from version 2.0, bibisco is based on a completely different technology (node.js) compared to version 1.0 (java), so the projects realized with version 1 of bibisco are not compatible with version 2. Then, if you are at the final chapters of your book on bibisco version 1, I suggest to finish it, and go to version 2 for a new project!
bibisco is tested on Windows 10, MacOS Mojave, Ubuntu 18.04. If you're not sure that bibisco will work on your operating system, first try bibisco Community Edition.
64bit ONLY
only versions for 64bit architectures are available.
if you're not completely satisfied, bibisco Supporters Edition has a 30 days money-back guarantee.
take a look at bibisco documentation.
bibisco is licensed under the terms of GNU GPL License. But... can you sell free software? Read here.

When a character is born, he acquires at once such an independence, even of his own author, that he can be imagined by everybody even in many other situations where the author never dreamed of placing him; and so he acquires for himself a meaning which the author never thought of giving him.

Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author