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The power tool

Plottr.

What sort of tool is it?

It is an app that you download and install on your device that lets you visually outline your novel. You can use it on your laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Plottr is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android  (iPhone, iPad, and all Android tablets, including select Chromebook devices).  You can also sync files across devices using cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud and OneDrive.

Where to Get it

plottr.com.

Cost

As of June 23, 2021 there are two pricing schemes, annual and lifetime. We LOVE software that allows you to make a one time payment for it, because SAAS applications that require you to pay a monthly charge are not sustainable for most writers.

A 30-day free trial is available.

Annual

  • 1 device: $25
  • 3 devices: $45
  • 5 devices: $65

Lifetime

  • 1 device: $99
  • 3 devices: $149
  • 5 devices: $199

 

What can you do with Plottr?

  • Arrange and rearrange your scenes, plots, and character arcs.
  • Outline your book with visual story cards
  • Filter your timeline by characters, places, and tags
  • Color-coordinate your storylines to keep them organized
  • Flip the timeline to view it vertically or horizontally
  • Visually organize your characters and places
  • Link your characters and places to your scenes
  • Create custom attributes to track specific details, like special powers or geographical trivia
  • Generate an outline automatically based on what you’ve created
  • Autosave ensures your work is always safe
  • Edit your scenes in outline view and filter them by storylines
  • Export your outline to Microsoft Word and Scrivener
  • Get started quickly by using starter templates, e.g. Hero’s Journey, Romancing the Beat
  • Writing to market? Use a genre-specific template
  • Create your own plotline and character sheet templates
A screenshot of a story timeline on Plottr
A screenshot of a story timeline on Plottr. See more Plottr screenshots here.

List of Plottr Features

Visual Timelines

  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Plot Cards
  • Scenes
  • Plot Lines
  • Color Picker
  • Multiple Views
  • Sort & Filter

Story Bibles

  • Series Bible
  • Characters
  • Places
  • Custom Attributes
  • Images
  • Notes
  • Tags

Time-Saving Tools

  • Starter Templates
  • Automated Outlines
  • Custom Templates
  • Export to Word & Scrivener
  • Autosave
  • Autoupdates

Making Money With Plottr

If you use Plottr and like it AND have a website that meets certain criteria, you can apply for their affiliate program and earn a commission on all sales you refer.

Your Feedback

If you use Plottr, we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments. Thanks!

Team VoW
Author: Team VoW

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