Background information is the substance of your world. The iceberg-principle says: Many of your thoughts stay “under water”, but make your story coherent. Your reader only gets to see the part “above water” as the main text.
Papyrus Author stores knowledge you collect on the internet in the Research Database.
Add depth to your characters in the Character Database. You can look up your characters directly from within the text. This way they will stay consistent and believable throughout the story line.
Ghost Text is meant for your eyes only. Everything you write down in this style will not find its way into the final text, but remain hidden from the reader.
Papyrus Author is your complete research program. You can collect, use and connect all background information for your project right here.
Simply use the mouse to drag text passages or images from your internet browser into your main text. All information is automatically transferred into your document.
In the Navigator you can look through your sources and quotes. Details can be viewed in the research dialog at the bottom. Pictures, text or source information can simply be pulled into your main text via the mouse.
Text that wasn’t originally written by yourself will automatically be marked as a quote.
Papyrus provides an add-on for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. With the help of the add-on, even more background information from the source can be transmitted to Papyrus. But research is of course also possible with other browsers.
The Papyrus Research: Scientific methods, not just for scientists.
Bestselling Author Andreas Eschbach
The Character Database
Stories come alive through their protagonists. They have to be recognizable and coherent.
This is where the Papyrus Character Database comes in. It helps you organize your acting characters. Store everything from simple things like the external features of your characters (eye color, hair color, etc.) to their motivation.
Papyrus Author automatically links all characters appearing in the text to their corresponding database entry.
Are you writing a series? You can link an existing Character Database with a new book, and have all your beloved protagonists ready to go.
The Character Database works closely together with our other planning tools. The Navigator, the Timeline and the Organizer show you which characters appear where, and how often.
This way you will never run the risk of neglecting side characters.
The database does not only control characters by the way. Locations or items can be described, linked and transferred into new projects in the same way.
The Character Database is the new home for your protagonists!
Ghost Text is hidden from the reader and only visible to you, the author. It will not find its way into the finished book.
Add background information into your running text or “ghostify” already written text parts.
Sometimes you might notice that a certain passage wasn’t really written for the reader and might be more useful as background information.
One click on the Ghost-Icon, and you can write on, keeping the Ghost Text as a “big note”. Check later what is important here, but not intended as finished text.
Other than that, you can treat Ghost Text like normal text. It can be commented on, appears in the Navigator, Timeline and Organizer and can contain images or footnotes.
Automatically numbered Ghost Text chapters will not be counted in your official chapter count, but will get an “X” instead of a number.
It also won’t be printed or published.
The Papyrus Ghost Text. Good text deserves an afterlife.