How to write a novel


yWriter is available in several versions:


yWriter7 for Windows 7 and newer (includes Windows 10)

yWriter6 for Windows Vista (and newer)

yWriter5 for Windows XP (and newer)

yWriter for Android**

yWriter for IOS**

yWriter MacOS** (Still in Beta)



yWriter5 BETA, yWriter6 and yWriter7 are all identical in operation. They're just compiled for different versions of Windows. (yWriter5 and yWriter6 don't work as well with unicode character sets.)

** Mobile versions of yWriter are designed for editing your PC projects on the go, using Dropbox.

Of you might prefer to try Scrivener (not my software, but popular on the Mac)


The original Windows 98/XP version (yWriter2) installer is here just in case you have a YWP project from 20+ years ago.
(Use yWriter2 to convert from YWP to YW2, and then you can import the YW2 into yWriter 5 or later)

You can still get yWriter3 here here if you really need it.