How to write a novel

yWriter Registration. (A code will work on yWriter5, 6, 7 and so on)

If you use yWriter7 regularly you're encouraged to register. The more people register, the more time and resources I can devote to improving the software.

Depending on how many people register, my future plans include a tree view for chapters and scenes, adding notes to the scene list, collaborative writing, proofing and editing tools ... and maybe even the long-requested 'suggest alternative spelling' feature. I have plenty more ideas, but until now I've not had the time to tackle them.

If you prefer, you can check out my Patreon page.

Gold registration also entitles you to discounts on my ebook creation service ... see the FAQ below.

yWriter Registration ($11.95 or $24.95)

After payment your code will be sent automatically via email.
Any problems, please contact me

Registration Type

OR you can use paypal to 'send money'
directly to my email:

If you choose this option, please send an email
to let me know which software you're registering.

Frequently Asked Questions

I thought yWriter7 was free?
It is, and registration is optional. It's just a way of showing your support.

Why start charging now?
I'm not. I'm encouraging people to contribute but there's no obligation.

Okay, but you're still asking for money.
Here's the thing: yWriter already does everything I need, but people keep asking for new features. Instead of writing new novels I've been writing and supporting new versions of yWriter. If enough people register I'll have all the incentive I need to improve yWriter for years to come.

If I pay, will you add feature X?
It doesn't work like that. As I said, yWriter is already good enough for a working novelist. After that, some of the features start to get a little ... exotic.

What have you added recently?
I've just added epub and mobi export, for a start.

What about Mac/iPad/Android support?
yWriter is already available on Android, iOS, MacOS and Kindle. (See! Registration did that!)

Why is registration only $11.95? Isn't yWriter worth more?
You're not buying the software, you're supporting the developer.
If you really think yWriter is worth more than $11.95 you're welcome to choose the Gold registration.

I don't have any money/can't make a payment. Will you keep nagging me?
Absolutely not. yWriter says 'Unregistered Version' in the main screen title bar (after the author and novel information.) That's it. No popups, no adverts, no opening of unexpected browser windows.

What do I get when I register?
You get a serial number which you can enter into the program, converting it into the registered version.
In future it's possible registered users will have early access to beta releases.
There may also be new and extended features which will only be available to registered users.
But for now, you're just showing your support and helping me to improve the software.

Gold? Silver? What's the difference?
Gold members are entitled to a discount on my ebook creation service.
Keep an eye out for more benefits in future.

If I pay for Silver now, can I upgrade to Gold later?
Yes, I'm sure I can work something out.

Will the same registration work for the Mac and Windows versions? No, because I had to write the Mac version separately. (There's only one person at Spacejock Software, and I'm also meant to be writing novels!)

This sounds too commercial for me. I'm off.
Look, some people will be annoyed about 'Registered' versus 'Unregistered' software, but many 'free' programs include pay-per-install toolbars, adware and other rubbish and yWriter has never done that - and never will.