Pluck Out a Novel with Plume


I often discuss the Linux port of Scrivener with my writer friend Ken McConnell. We both like Scrivener's interface, and we both prefer to use Linux as our writing platform. Unfortunately, the Linux port of Scrivener just doesn't compare to the OS X version. The other day, Ken told me about Plume Creator.

With a very similar interface, Plume Creator will feel quite familiar to any Scrivener user. It's very early in development, but it already behaves much nicer than the Linux port of Scrivener. If you've ever wanted to write a novel, or even considered giving NaNoWriMo ( a try, Plume Creator is worth a look. Get it today at


Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter


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Bad link?

Anonymous's picture

Bad link?

Trying to install this on a

Patoche's picture

Trying to install this on a Ubuntu 12.10 systems results in a warning that this package is unsafe... please go and see my website where you can find installation photovoltaique ;)

this version was ok for install

CindyG's picture

I just installed Plume now...actually I watched my brother download and install it haha) and there were no problems or warnings. Our version is the open SUSE Linux..I call it the saucy box :-P Anyway it seems very much like the Apple version for least so far. If it ends up messing up later I will come back to rant my displeasure...but then again, beggars (me) cannot be choosers.

Although it boasts the same

mikkela's picture

Although it boasts the same features you'd expect from any sky

Uninstall Plume Creator

Village's picture

I followed the instructions and installed Plume under Ubuntu -- but it will not run. The (inoperative) launch icon appeared on my desktop. However, the software manager does not list it as being installed.

My question is "How do I Uninstall Plume?" Is there some command line incantation that will remove it?

Any luck w/ Plume-Creator on a 64 bit box?

Vince's picture

PlCr runs on my 32 bit Lubuntu box, but it only installs and will not run on a 64 bit 'buntu. anyone have any success?

would be nice if the article covered how to get it to run

Anonymous's picture

Installs but won't run on k/ubuntu. Apparently the deb doesn't cover all the dependencies.

UBUNTU 12.10

Leo C. Noordhuizen's picture

Trying to install this on a Ubuntu 12.10 systems results in a warning that this package is unsafe.
It might be wise to mention this and perhaps indicate where the potential danger might be (or not be).

CeltX & Calligra Author

Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér's picture

The big tool for the task is CeltX (, but the new tool in Calligra also looks interesting.

Thanks for the suggestions. I

OZSeaford's picture

Thanks for the suggestions.

I also use Kabikaboo available on the . When I say use it is a grand term for the many aborted novels that I have ever endeavored to start.

Dead link

Anonymous's picture

The link in the article gives a 403 error.

is a good link.

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