yWriter Outlining Software in Action

In anticipation of my convalescence from Lasik corrective eye surgery, I skipped the usual how-to video this week and, at the request of a viewer on YouTube, created a short sequel to my popular yWriter tutorial, showing how I use yWriter outlining software once I’ve typed up all my outline notes and am in the midst of the story.


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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. It’s a fantastic program. Have fun with it! I hope you find it as useful as I have.

  2. I love this program! I downloaded it a year ago and it beats the heck out of fiddleing with 3×5 cards. Thanks for the great video!

  3. Thanks for watching! I’ve been using yWriter for years now, and I just love it to pieces. It streamlines the whole process.

  4. I am using it these days and finding it really helpful for my work. But from what I know, you stopped using it, right?

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says

      I recently switched over to Scrivener, which costs around $40. It’s like yWriter on steroids.

  5. I will too, when I actually earn 40$ from MY writing 😉
    It is one of the things I want to earn, instead of get.

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