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Write Your Own Novelties

June 1st, 2009 by

Some people has the talent to write good stories. Probably most uses only a paper and a pen for this task. However, if you are searching for a respective tool, I maybe have another solution: Storybook!


Storybook describes itself as “a free, open source novel-writing tool for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while writing books, novels or other written works. Storybook assists you in structuring your book”.

Here is a screenshot:

Main Window of Storybook

Main Window of Storybook

It offers a lot of more features than I can describe, so better look at the homepage. You can get it from my OBS repository (package storybook).

Have fun and write lots of good stories! 🙂

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4 Responses to “Write Your Own Novelties”

  1. cast_iron

    If you are interested in writing stories I can highly recommend Celtx. It is mostly geared towards movie/TV production, but it is still very versatile. Check out their homepage at celtx.com.

    /cast_iron

    DISCLAIMER: I’m not in way affiliated with the celtx team, I’ve just come to enjoy using their software for writing.

  2. Hi Thomas,

    This fails with the following error:

    Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/log4j/Logger
    at ch.intertec.storybook.StorybookApp.(Unknown Source)
    Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.log4j.Logger
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:217)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:323)
    at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:268)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:336)
    … 1 more
    Could not find the main class: ch.intertec.storybook.StorybookApp. Program will exit.

    • That shouldn’t happen, of course. I’ve tested it with openSUSE 11.1 and it worked for me.

      Ahh, after I’ve had a closer look, it seems the log4j package was missing in the requires section. I’ve built a new package, that should work hopefully (available in a few minutes).

      Thanks for your report!