I have set up Scrivener and Aeon Timeline. I love the software. It makes it so simple to keep track of my characters and places from one novel in the series to the next. Below I will give a brief description of each and list a few more writer's tools. I will have to tell you I was a little worried about trying them out but once I did I can't imagine living or writing without them. If you know about werewolves they live in packs but also their human parts move from time to time. Without Scrivener I wouldn't be able to keep track of which pack everyone is in. As for Aeon Timeline, I can keep track events from one novel in the series to another.
This is a program that helps organize and track everything you can imagine; from characters, places and all other little things. They have templates for fiction, non-fiction, thesis, and many more. It's not only for writer's but students as well.
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Complete writing studio
Write, Structure and revise
Research within reach
As you can see it is a tool you won't want to live without once you try it. Literature and Latte offers a free 30 day trial, CampNaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo are a perfect time to use the trial.
Aeon Timeline is more than a series of events on a never ending line. With Aeon, you can divide your timeline into logical groups, projects, or concurrent arcs. You can model the relationships between events and people, places and ideas. Aeon calculates people's ages for you. And you can link your events with research material such as external files or images that can be displayed inside the application.
More than just a timeline.
Direct Data Manipulation
LibreOffice Writer Every writer needs a good word processor for at least some tasks, and LibreOffice has one of the best free offerings around.
TheSage TheSage is a very powerful dictionary and thesaurus and a stack of useful features.
Sigil Ideal for e-book authors, Sigil is a capable EPUB editor with a stack of essential features.
TreeSheets TreeSheets is an interesting note-taking program which takes an unusual approach to organising your ideas.
Kiwix You've busy on an important project, and need to look something up. You turn to the web, of course - but your internet connection is down. So now what?
Syncing to e-book reader devices
Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
Comprehensive e-book viewer
Content server for online access to your book collection
E-book editor for the major e-book formats
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