I've been working on Quoll Writer for close to 7 years now but it's been a hobby project, something I do to help facilitate my own writing. The problem with Quoll Writer being a hobby project is that I can't devote much time to it. In the past I have either worked on a QW release in my spare time or on my stories and first book. During that time I've had a full time job that paid the bills but as of November 2015 my circumstances changed and I moved to working part-time.
Seizing the opportunity I decided to complete Editor Mode with my newfound extra time. It was a vanity project, something I really wanted to do because I believe it provides a function that writers have needed for a long time. Going forward I need funding to keep the pace of development high.
This is where you come in! With your help I can devote the lion's share of my time to QW.
Here's a brief list of the major features I'd like to add to QW in the future:
- Introduce scene and chapter planning
- Have a timeline allowing you to plan events and timings in your story
- Integrate with publishing tools and websites (such as - - Amazon, Lulu and Smashwords)
- Real HTML export
- Allow custom fields for characters, items and so on. Allow other types of objects to be created and grouped together.
- Generate word clouds
- Print preview with better print handling and options
ODT/PDF file import/export
- Project/chapter versioning
- Build on and improve Editor Mode
- Create a "Find an Editor" website service
- Move QW to use JavaFX
The list of minor improvements is so long I won't even attempt to list them.
But let me be clear. Development of Quoll Writer will never stop while I have breath in my body and at least 1 finger that can use a keyboard. I use Quoll Writer for my own writing and I NEED Quoll Writer. It is only the pace of development that is changing. With your help I can keep the pace high and make QW even better.
What about a Mac version? I get a lot of requests for a Mac version but I believe that since it is a standalone project it would be better handled with a Kickstarter rather than as part of the normal development of QW. It also allows Mac users to get QW rather than non-Mac users having to pay for it. If you would be willing to fund a Kickstarter for a Mac version please let me know.
This gofundme campaign is designed for those who wish to give a one-off donation. If you'd prefer to support Quoll Writer development on a regular basis please see the Quoll Writer Patreon