Keep It All Together
A book is like an iceberg: Beneath every page of published story is a mammoth amount of research and development that the reader will never see. Papyrus Author collects all this information and links it to your manuscript.
Stories come alive through their characters. Make yours as vivid as possible with a character database.
Each character gets their own, complete profile, where you describe everything from their physical appearance to their background story and motivation.
Papyrus links each character entry to all the places in the text where that character appears. You can easily refer back to the database as you write, ensuring your characters remain consistent and believable throughout the storyline.
Your characters are connected with our other planning tools. The Navigator, the Timeline, and the Organizer show you which characters appear where, and how often. This way you’ll never run the risk of neglecting side characters.
The database isn’t just for people, by the way. Locations or objects that play a crucial role in your plot can be developed and tracked as well.
Working on a series? Link existing character profiles to the newest installment, and have all your beloved protagonists ready to go.
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Simplify your workflow by saving all your resources in one place.
It’s as easy as dragging text passages or images from your internet browser into Papyrus Author. Metadata such as access time and URL are automatically saved, in case you need to make citations or prove your sources at any time.
Images and text can also be dragged directly into your manuscript. Text not originally written by you will automatically be marked as a quote.
Your research links up with the Navigator, the tool that displays your book’s overall structure. Highlight the relevant entry in the Navigator and you’ll see the complete resource details in the dialog window below.
For even quicker researching, install the Papyrus add-on to your Chrome or Firefox browser.
Ghost Text: For Your Eyes Only.
Ghost Text is visible only to you. It works just like normal text, except it won’t be printed or published.
Add reminders or background context between the lines of your manuscript or “ghostify” sections – even entire chapters – that you’ve already written. Perhaps you’re not sure those parts work, and want to see how the story reads without them. Just highlight the section in question, click the Ghost icon, and write on, without breaking your flow.
Ghost Text is marked in the Navigator, Timeline, and Organizer tools with a spooky ghost icon