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OPL: Open Publishing Lab Rochester Institute of Technology’s school of print media offers open-source applications to put the power of publishing in your hands.
As far as novel-writing software goes, Microsoft Word has a “Document Map” function under the “View” tab that helps you keep track of things like character development and plot summaries.
One program that is getting some good reviews is Contour by Jeff Schechter. This story-development system guides the writer through archetypes and plot points in order to create a solid outline. The software is listed as a script development tool, but the company also produces StoryMill, which is listed specifically for novel writing.