Your Story Deserves the Best Writing Suite

Papyrus Author stands for word-processing in its highest form. Thousands of satisfied writers stand testament to its unmatched speed, stability and ingenuity.

Papyrus demonstrates its strengths in all phases of developing your book: planning, writing, editing and publishing.

"I can put it simply: Papyrus is THE best text processing software for writers of all kind. Papyrus goes all the way with you, from first ideas to published book."

Bestselling Author Andreas Eschbach

2017-06-23T14:05:50+00:00

Bestselling Author Andreas Eschbach

"I can put it simply: Papyrus is THE best text processing software for writers of all kind. Papyrus goes all the way with you, from first ideas to published book."
"For years I’ve looked for the perfect piece of software for writing, editing and formatting my novels. I finally found that software, Papyrus Author."

Ben Brown

2017-07-07T17:58:54+00:00

Ben Brown

"For years I’ve looked for the perfect piece of software for writing, editing and formatting my novels. I finally found that software, Papyrus Author."
"Never ever without Papyrus Author!"

Claudia Winter

2018-04-10T17:34:58+00:00

Claudia Winter

"Never ever without Papyrus Author!"
Papyrus Author's features are simply thrilling besides being very useful. The story database is a very powerful tool for writers like me who have endless places, characters and, well, whatever there is in the story.

Thomas Sand

2018-04-10T17:39:31+00:00

Thomas Sand

Papyrus Author's features are simply thrilling besides being very useful. The story database is a very powerful tool for writers like me who have endless places, characters and, well, whatever there is in the story.
"Papyrus is the secret to turning good books into great ones."

Bernhard Hennen

2018-04-10T17:32:54+00:00

Bernhard Hennen

"Papyrus is the secret to turning good books into great ones."

Writing

Working with Papyrus Author makes professional writing a pleasure. It is the first tool dedicated to writers with a modern word processing engine as its foundation.

Writing in Papyrus is comfortable, fully functional and reliable at all times. Compatible (doc, docx, rtf, etc…) and with layout possibilities that allow not only the creation of novels, but also fully layouted and illustrated books.

Thousands of pages are loaded in a flash and can be scrolled through »just like that«.
Automatic page numbering, table of contents, indices, bibliographies, everything is generated effortlessly. Orphaned lines on a surplus page after a surprising reformatting? Not with Papyrus Author.

When you restructure your text, Papyrus automatically deals with excess or missing spaces and commas. Are all quotation marks correct and in the right format? Papyrus checks that for you, too. Styling, other fonts, character sets, everything is just a few mouse clicks away.

Working on a text or creating new content–you will feel how much attention to detail went into Papyrus.

Planning and Organizing

All planning tools are linked to your text. Characters are immediately visible in the text, idea boxes from the Thinkboard turn into new scenes at the click of a button, chapters show their start and ending times and so much more. All features of Papyrus Author are closely interlocked. The connection between ideas and text is essential for shaping and developing your story.

Your ideas take visual shape on the Thinkboard, where mind maps and clusters practically form themselves.

You can develop and create characters for your stories in the Character Database. They will then be highlighted in your text, so you can jump to their character sheet at any time and look up or add background info.

The Timeline controls the timing of your story arch with chapter or scene start and end times, etc. What happens when?

Characters and time data are easily accessible in the Navigator next to your text.

You can collect research from web pages like Wikipedia, simply by dragging and dropping it directly into your text with your mouse.

The Organizer keeps watch over the architecture of your story. You have all information for your chapters, scenes and events at a glance and thus keep your story coherent.
But more than that, you can edit the structure of your text. Chapters and scenes, but also times, characters and story threads can all be rearranged or newly created right in the Organizer.

With this, you can always keep an eye on your work. Push your story forward.

Editing

Writing that magical “The End” under your text does not mean your work is finished. You know what Hemingway once said about the first draft of anything. Papyrus Author’s proofreading and editing capabilities help you refine this first draft into a successful book.

Grammar and spellchecking are available from the get-go and securely search for any possible mistakes.

The Style Analysis offers you hand-picked suggestions where your text might have stylistic weaknesses–word repetitions, filler words, too many adjectives and more.

On top of that, it will try to spark your creativity by hinting at passages where you could apply more detail. Terms that violate the famous theorem “Show, Don’t Tell”, for example, are marked. Instead of “Johnny annoyed her”, the picture in the reader’s mind becomes much more vivid if the action is described as something palpable like “Johnny pulled on her braids”.

Papyrus evaluates the readability of your text and visualizes it by coloring your paragraphs. Is the tempo of that action scene too slow, filled with long sentences and complex words (bright red)? Where is the text easy to read and understand (cool greens and blues)?

Publishing

Before your perfect text is prize-winning, signed with a publisher and, above all, finding its way to many readers, the last step is still to come.

Papyrus takes the hassle out of publishing and lets you take the right steps in a relaxed and secure way.

Whether your publisher wants standard pages, in a MS Word compatible format, or as a PDF, the perfect result is just a few mouse clicks away.

You can turn the same text into ready-to-sell e-books for all platforms, in ePub or mobi format.

Self-Publishing is supported with print-ready, perfectly designed PDF files, just as service providers like Amazon CreateSpace, KDP Print, IngramSpark or others like to receive them.

The printing house gets their PDF in the perfect format, too–with whatever color profile they want, without you having to bother with the technical side of things.

And now, after publishing, you know that your book has gone through the steps that ensure success, with the best program there is for writers–Papyrus Author.

Thousands of books have been written with Papyrus. When will you release yours?

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Experience what Papyrus Author can do for your writing career.