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QuietQuill Documentation

At QuietQuill, we understand the importance of clear and effective guidelines.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting, our guideline support section is designed to provide you with the tools and insights you need to create compelling content.

From crafting engaging narratives to mastering the art of concise communication, our guidelines are here to empower you every step of the way.

Explore our resources to discover best practices, tips from experts, and practical advice tailored to enhance your writing journey. Let QuietQuill be your trusted companion in achieving excellence in writing.

Create your account:

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Login to your account:

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Main Dashboard

When you log into QuietQuill, you’ll be greeted with the homepage, which serves as the central hub for your writing project.

Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find:

  • Recent projects: A list of your current writing projects. You can quickly jump back into any project you’ve been working on.
  • Quick start: Start a new book project or access to our wizards that can help you get going quickly.
  • Tools: Begin any task not linked to a book project. For example, you can use the tool to generate illustrations, covers, and character designs.

Right Sidebar:

At the top, you’ll find your available credits, access to account settings, and billing information.

Below that, you’ll find the latest news and available tutorials.

QuietQuill Author Hub:

On the right sidebar of the dashboard, you can join our Auhtor Hub alongside over 1,800 enthusiastic authors who use QuietQuill.

Start a Book

Starting a book project in QuietQuill is a streamlined and user-friendly process.

Start a project

You have the option to start your book with QuietQuill, whether you prefer to use AI or not.

  • Start from scratch: Create your own outline and receive AI suggestions for your outline, then proceed with your writing.
  • Start from a description: Use our wizard to generate a draft book, then begin editing and enhancing it—no need to start from a blank page.
  • Import your existing book: By importing your current book, you can leverage QuietQuill AI throughout your writing process. Utilize the co-author chat for advice, receive AI suggestions for your outline, and access various other available tools.

Find more details and best practices in the Write section.

Start from scratch:

First, log into your QuietQuill account. Once logged in, you’ll be taken to your Dashboard.

  1. Click on “Write a new book.”
  2. Select “Blank Canvas.”
  3. Follow the wizard.
  4. Begin by creating your outline, adding chapters.
  5. In each chapter, create files with writing instructions and your preferred structure for optimal output.
  6. Enhance your book generation by attaching research, characters, and locations in the “Attachments” section.
  7. Return to the outline and link these attachments to the files within your chapters.
  8. Navigate to “Write,” choose the AI Quill for generating your content.
  9. Find the book icon, click it, and initiate the book generation process by selecting “Complete Manuscript.

Start from a description:

  1. Click on write a new book
  2. Select “Description to manuscript”
  3. Follow the wizard steps

Start from existing book:

  1. Click on “Write a new book.”
  2. Choose “Import your existing book.”
  3. Select the language of your book.
  4. Indicate whether it’s fiction or non-fiction.
  5. Enter your book title.
  6. Drag and drop your file in .docx format.

Tools

In your main dashboard, you have access to various tools that enable you to perform tasks without starting a book project.

Assets generator:

Create any visuals you need for your book, whether it’s illustrations, character designs, environments, book covers, and more.

AI Quill

Choosing the Right Quill:

QuietQuill utilizes AI-powered writing assistants known as “Quills” to elevate your writing experience.

Each Quill version offers varying levels of capability and sophistication:

  • Quill 1 provides basic support, ideal for beginners and those needing fundamental assistance.
  • Quill 2 offers deeper contextual support, suited for intermediate writers seeking more comprehensive aid.
  • Quill 3 is designed for advanced users, delivering sophisticated, interactive tools throughout the entire writing process.

These versions progressively enhance your writing with advanced capabilities tailored to different writing needs and preferences.

To Maximize Your Writing Process:

  1. For starting a book, Quill 1 or Quill 2 is recommended to generate an initial draft.
  2. Enhance your draft by integrating research, developing plots, and refining characters.
  3. Utilize Quill 3 to further polish your work using advanced rewriting features.

Quill 1:

Primary Functions:

  • Grammar and Spelling Check: Detects basic grammar and spelling errors in your text.
  • Basic Suggestions: Offers simple suggestions for improving sentence structure and word choice.
  • Synonyms and Definitions: Provides synonyms and definitions for selected words to help you vary your language.


Ideal For:

  • Writers who need fundamental assistance with grammar and spelling.
  • Those new to AI writing assistants and looking for basic support.
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Quill 2:

Enhanced Functions:

  • Advanced Grammar and Style Check: More comprehensive error detection, including complex grammatical structures and stylistic issues.
  • Contextual Suggestions: Offers more nuanced suggestions by understanding the context of your sentences.
  • Clarity and Conciseness: Recommends ways to make your writing clearer and more concise.

 

Productivity Tools:

  • Sentence Rephrasing: Suggestions for rephrasing sentences to improve readability and flow.
  • Tone Adjustments: Helps you adjust the tone of your writing to suit different audiences and purposes.
  • Pacing and Flow: Provides feedback on the pacing and flow of your writing, helping to maintain reader engagement.

 

Ideal For:

  • Writers who need more in-depth assistance with grammar and style.
  • Those looking to improve the clarity, conciseness, and overall flow of their writing.
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Quill 3:

Sophisticated Functions:

  • Creative Suggestions: Offers creative writing prompts, ideas for plot development, and character suggestions.
  • Deep Context Analysis: Understands complex contexts and provides highly relevant suggestions for improvement.
  • Stylistic Enhancements: Detailed feedback on writing style, including voice, tone, and narrative techniques.

 

Advanced Productivity Tools:

  • AI-Generated Content: Can generate paragraphs or sections based on brief inputs, helping to overcome writer’s block.
  • Research Integration: Automatically integrates relevant research materials and references into your writing.
  • Project-Specific Feedback: Tailored feedback based on the specific genre and goals of your project.

 

Collaboration and Insights:

  • Collaborative Editing: Supports real-time collaboration with co-authors or editors.
  • Trend Analysis: Provides insights into writing trends and reader preferences to help you tailor your content.

 

Ideal For:

  • Professional writers and authors who require comprehensive and sophisticated writing support.
  • Those looking for a highly interactive and intelligent writing companion to assist with various aspects of their writing projects.
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Credits

We’ve transitioned our billing system from a monthly word count to credits due to the implementation of the new AI Quill version.

Credits and Usage Tracking:

  • You can see the number of credits you have left at the top right of your screen.

  • By clicking on the user icon and selecting “Billing,” you can view detailed information about your remaining credits and your usage history, including what activities you performed and how many credits were used for each.

Credit Usage for QuietQuill Models:

QuietQuill deducts credits every time you use the AI for writing or analyzing documents.
 
There is a significant difference in the credit cost between different QuietQuill models.
 
  • Quill 1: Costs 16 credits per 1,000 words. (It’s a smaller, less advanced model)
  • Quill 2: Costs 160 credits per 1,000 words. (it’s ideal for refining your text, offering better consistency and accuracy compared to Quill 1.
  • Quill 3: Costs 600 credits per 1,000 words (which is 37 times more than Quill 1).

How to get QuietQuill credits:

You have two options to get QuietQuill credits. First, you can top up your credits in the billing section.

The second option is to choose a monthly plan.

The Difference Between Top-Up and Monthly Credits:

  • Top-Up Credits: Top-up credits are permanent and do not have an expiration date.
  • Monthly Credits: Monthly credits are part of a monthly plan and reset on the first of each month. The advantage of choosing a plan is unlocking additional features.

 

For more details, visit our pricing page.

QuietQuill Plans

QuietQuill offers various plans tailored to different levels of need and use, whether you’re a casual writer or a professional author. Here’s a detailed overview of the typical plans available:

  • Freemium
  • Aspiring
  • Writer
  • Prolific
  • Editor

Freemium:

The advantage of our freemium plan is that you have access to several useful tools for your writing journey without needing a monthly subscription. This plan includes:

  • Manuscript organization with an outline editor
  • Co-author AI chat for questions, direction, and feedback
  • Importing data from .docx and notes
  • Focus mode with background and music
  • Book exporting options: .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt
  • Writing styles and tones: 25 available
  • Writing structures: 8 available
  • Maximum draft book size per generation: Up to 115K words
  • Start writing from a blank page or a description into a draft book
  • Chat with Research to ask questions, summarize, and extract key insights
  • Book cover generator and editor
  • Goal tracking
  • Unlimited books
  • Access on any device

 

The disadvantage of the freemium plan is limited monthly credits, but you can top up anytime in the billing section.

Aspiring:

All the benefits of the freemium plan plus additional features and extra monthly credits:
 
  • 7,000 monthly credits
  • Fix grammar, tone, and length
  • Plagiarism checker
  • Unlock the ability to start from an imported draft
  • 500 MB storage

Writer:

All the benefits of the freemium plan plus additional features and extra monthly credits:
 
  • 20,000 monthly credits
  • Fix grammar, tone, and length
  • Plagiarism checker
  • Unlock the ability to start from an imported draft
  • 1 GB storage

Prolific:

All the benefits of the freemium plan plus additional features and extra monthly credits:
 
  • 40,000 monthly credits
  • Fix grammar, tone, and length
  • Plagiarism checker
  • Unlock the ability to start from an imported draft
  • Unlock import data from audio (.mp3) and video (.mp4)
  • 10 GB storage

Editor:

All the benefits of the freemium plan plus additional features and extra monthly credits:
 
  • 80,000 monthly credits
  • Fix grammar, tone, and length
  • Plagiarism checker
  • Unlock the ability to start from an imported draft
  • Unlock import data from audio (.mp3) and video (.mp4)
  • 50 GB storage

Book Project

Once you select a project, you’ll be taken to its dedicated workspace. This is where all the tabs and tools specific to your project are located.

Automatic Saving:

Your work is automatically saved at regular intervals, ensuring you never lose your progress.

Book lenght:

The length will depend on the chapters and files in your book.

AI Quill selection:

The chat, suggestions, rewriting, writing file, and complete manuscript are all contingent upon the AI Quill version you choose.

How to change AI Quill:

  1. On the right panel, find the AI Quill box and click on it.
  2. Choose either Fiction or Non-Fiction from the list.
  3. Hover over the names of the AI Quills for more details, then select the one you prefer.
  4. Once selected, an ‘active’ button will appear next to your chosen AI Quill.
  5. When you close the window, the selected AI Quill name will be retained.

Plan (Outline):

Create a comprehensive outline for your book. This includes adding chapters and files.

  • Drag and Drop Features: Easily reorganize your chapters and sections by dragging and dropping them into place.
  • Link Attachment: Add your research under each file to guide your writing. This helps in keeping track of ideas and important points for each part of your book.
  • Co-Authors AI: Initiate a conversation to brainstorm new ideas and enhance your outline.
  • Visual Progress: Track your progress with visual indicators like progress bars and charts.
  • File Set-up: Choose the file type, structure, characters, locations, and any research you wish to include in your file.

Write:

It’s your primary workspace, where you can type, generate text, or edit.
 
  • Visible Outline: Easily navigate your book’s structure. Switch between files effortlessly by clicking on it.
  • Focus Mode: A distraction-free editor for concentrating on your writing. Customize your workspace with options for font style, size, music, sound effects, and background.
  • Auto-Save: Your work is automatically saved, ensuring that you never lose any progress.
  • Word Count Tracker: Keep track of your word count to meet your writing goals.
  • Co-Author AI Chat: Experience working with a professional ghostwriter or editor. Receive valuable feedback on your book project.
  • File Editing: Easily modify your file, including changing its status, type, structure, and writing instructions at any time.
  • File Checker: Depending on your plan, you can check for plagiarism, grammar issues, and the AI score of your file.
  • Draft book generation: Once everything is set up properly (outline, structure, file type), you can generate a complete draft book.

Attachments:

Integrate all your documents to enhance text generation. Depending on your plan, you can import various formats such as notes, DOCX, audio (MP3), and video (MP4).

  • Upload Documents: Store and organize all your notes, references, and research materials. 
  • Characters: Include multiple characters in your book. Customize their names and descriptions, and upload images to visualize them.
  • Locations: Establish location for your book. You can also include a image.

Assets:

Create various visual materials to enhance your book, such as illustrations, character designs, environments, and book covers.
 
  • Image Generator: Design visually compelling and personalized image effortlessly.
  • Cover Editor: Tailor your book’s aesthetic with custom graphics, fonts, and layouts that capture the essence of your story, ensuring a captivating first impression for readers.

Book Settings:

Update key information about your book to influence Quill AI’s output. Here is a list of editable details:

  • Language
  • Format
  • Category
  • Book title
  • Book description
  • Author name
  • Author biography
  • Enable locations and characters recognition

You can also delete your book from the book settings.

Share:

Export your book in various formats. Depending on your plan, you can export as:

  • Word document (.docx)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Plain text (.txt).

Outline

The Plan (Outline) section in QuietQuill is designed to help you organize and structure your book effectively.

This tool is essential for creating a clear roadmap for your writing, ensuring that your content flows logically and cohesively.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of what you’ll find inside the Plan (Outline) section and how you can use it.

Overview of the Plan (Outline) Section:

Main Elements:

  • Chapter: The primary building blocks of your outline. You can create multiple chapters, each containing various files.
  • File: A File is a subsequential division within a chapter of your book. It helps break down the content into more manageable, organized parts, making it easier to write, read, and understand. Sections allow you to focus on specific themes, points, or ideas within a chapter.
  • Suggestion: Based on your book settings and attachments, QuietQuill can provide suggestions for new chapters and files.

QuietQuill's Suggestions:

From generating new plot twists to refining character arcs, QuietQuill offers tailored suggestions that empower you to craft a compelling and well-structured manuscript.

  • Suggest outline:  N/A
  • Suggest chapter:  N/A
  • Suggest file: N/A

Co-author AI chat:

Initiate a conversation with Co-Author AI to brainstorm new ideas, receive expert feedback, and refine your outline. Engage in dynamic discussions that inspire creativity and ensure your manuscript is well-developed and compelling from start to finish.
 
  • Start a chat: On the right sidebar, enter your questions or suggestions to begin a conversation.

How to Use the Plan (Outline) Section:

Access the Plan Section:

Inside your book project, click on the “Plan” tab in the top navigation bar to open the outline builder.

Manage Chapters:

  • Add new chapter: Click on the “Add Chapter” button. Name your chapter according to your planned content.
  • Edit chapter: Hover over a chapter and click on the pen icon to edit.
  • Delete chapter: Hover over a chapter and click on the trash icon to delete.

Manage Files:

  • Add file: Under each chapter, you can add files by clicking on “Add file.” Name and organize your file to reflect the main points or themes you want to cover in each chapter.
  • Edit file name: Hover over a chapter and click on the pen icon to edit the name.
  • Delete file: Hover over a file and click on the trash icon to delete.
  • Edit writing instructions: Click on the file icon or the arrow next to the file name to open the file details and writing instructions.
  • Link attachments to a file: Click on the file icon or the arrow next to the file name to open the file details, then select the attachment you wish to link (use research, add a character, add a location).
  • Edit file type: Click on the file icon or the arrow next to the file name to open the file details. Then, click on ‘Choose a file type’ if no type is selected, or change the type by selecting from available options (Introduction, Foreshadow, Subchapter).
  • Edit file structure: Click on the file icon or the arrow next to the file name to open the file details. Then, click on ‘Choose structure’ if no structure is selected, or change the structure by selecting from the available options (Provocative Question, Quotation, Anecdote, Shocking Fact, Problem, Statement, Historical Context, Big Promise, Authoritative Expert).

Rearrange Elements:

  • Drag and Drop: Click and hold on a chapter or file to drag it to a new location. Drop it where you want to place it in the hierarchy.
  • Collapsible Elements: Toggle between collapsing or expanding chapters and files by clicking on the folder icon for chapters and the file icon for files.

Progress tracking:

  • File status: Click on the file icon or the arrow next to the file name to open the file details. Then, on the right, change the file status by selecting from the available options (draft, review, final).

Write

The Write Section of QuietQuill is where the magic happens—it’s where you actually compose your manuscript.

This section is designed to provide a focused, writer-friendly environment equipped with various tools to aid your writing process.

Overview of the Write Section:

Access the write section:

Inside your book project, click on the “Write” tab in the top navigation bar to open the write section.

Optimized Split-Screen:

  • Outline navigation: On the left, visualize your outline and navigate easily to different files and chapters by clicking on the outline.
  • Text Editor: In the middle, the core area where you draft your manuscript.
  • Writing Tools: On the right, find all the tools you need to enhance your writing journey, such as Co-author AI chat, file information, file checker, and book information.

Outline navigation:

How to Navigate the Outline in the Write Section:

  1. Hover over the outline sidebar.
  2. Scroll up or down.
  3. Click on any chapter or file to access it.

 

How to Add a Chapter in the Write Section:

  1. Scroll to the top of the page and find your book name.
  2. Hover over the name and click on the folder icon.
  3. Go to the new chapter and rename it.

 

How to Add a File in the Write Section:

  1. Locate the chapter where you want to add the file.
  2. Hover over the chapter name and click on the ‘plus’ button that appears.
  3. Click on the new file within the desired chapter and rename it in the text editor.

Text Editor:

The text editor is the core area where you draft your manuscript. 

How to change a title:

  1. Locate the chapter or the file title you want to edit
  2. Click on it and simply edit

How to Format Your Copy:

  1. Select the text you want to format.
  2. The toolbar will appear.
  3. Use the toolbar to format your text with options such as bold, italics, underline, bullet points, numbered lists, and removing text formatting.

Writing tools avalaible:

On the right panel, you’ll discover a suite of AI tools available on QuietQuill to enhance your writing process:

  • Co-Author AI chat
  • File information
  • File Checker
  • File History
  • Book information
 

Co-author AI chat:

Initiate a conversation with Co-Author AI to brainstorm new ideas and receive expert feedback. Engage in dynamic discussions that inspire creativity, ensuring your manuscript is well-developed and compelling from start to finish.

How to start a chat:

  1. On the right sidebar, under the AI Quill box, locate the chat icon.
  2. Click on it to start the conversation.

File information:

The information for the file you are working on is automatically displayed on the right panel.

You will find:

  • The file name
  • Status
  • Type
  • Structure
  • Location
  • Characters
  • Word count.

How to edit file information from the right panel:

  1. Locate the information you want to edit (status, type, structure, etc.).
  2. Click on it.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select the option you prefer.

Note that you can also do this in the outline section.

File Checker:

Check your file for grammar issues, plagiarism, and AI detection.

How to Use the File Checker:

  1. Select the file you want to check.
  2. On the right panel, find the ‘File Checker’ icon and click on it.
  3. From the submenu, choose the type of checker (grammar, plagiarism, AI detection).
  4. Then click on the button “Check …”.

File History:

QuietQuill offers a version history feature, allowing you to revert to previous drafts if needed.

How to Check Version History:

  1. On the right panel, locate the ‘File History’ icon.
  2. This will display all available file versions.
  3. The current version is labeled ‘Current version.’
  4. Select a version to view its history.

How to Restore a Version:

  1. On the right panel, locate the ‘File History’ icon.
  2. Select a version to view it.
  3. In the displayed version, find the ‘Restore version’ button.
  4. Click on it to apply the selected version to the file.

Book Information:

Book information provides various details:

  • Book name
  • Total word count
  • Direction

Generate bulk empty files for book

If you have an empty file, you can generate empty files in your manuscript by clicking on ‘Complete Manuscript’.

What is Book Direction:

Book direction consists of instructions that apply to your entire book, not just a single file.

Examples of directions:

  • Always write in the first person.
  • Ensure that each piece of dialogue includes the speaker’s name before their line.
  • Write it in the format of a screenplay.
 

How to Edit the Book Direction:

  1. On the right panel, locate the ‘book’ icon.
  2. In the ‘write’ submenu, find ‘direction.’
  3. Hover over ‘direction’ and click on it to open the direction details.
  4. Write your instructions and click ‘confirm’.

Guidelines for using start from blank canvas:

Ideal for:

Those who already have their outline.

How to Start a Book from Scratch:

  1. On your main dashboard, click on “Write a new book.”
  2. Select “Blank Canvas.”
  3. Choose a language.
  4. Select the type (fiction, non-fiction).
  5. Give your book a title.

Good Practices:

  • Start by creating your outline and adding chapters.
  • For each chapter, create files with writing instructions and your preferred structure for optimal output.
  • Enhance your book generation by attaching research, characters, and locations in the “Attachments” section.
  • Return to the outline and link these attachments to the files within your chapters.
  • Navigate to “Write,” select the AI Quill for generating your content.
  • Locate the book icon, click on it, and start the book generation process by selecting “Complete Manuscript.”

Optimal Methods for using start from imported draft:

Ideal for:

Ideal for people looking to improve their existing draft manuscript.

How to Start a Book Project from an Existing Draft Book:

  1. On your main dashboard, click on “Write a new book”.
  2. Choose “Import your existing book.”
  3. Select the language of your book.
  4. Specify whether it’s fiction or non-fiction.
  5. Enter your book title.
  6. Drag and drop your file in .docx format.

What You Can Do with It:

Once your draft book is imported, you can:

  • Edit the outline.
  • Chat with the Co-author AI chat to get new ideas.
  • Generate content.
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Good Practices:

First, adjust the book settings to help QuietQuill better understand your book’s subject:

  • Go to the book settings section of your book project.
  • Select the appropriate format (fiction, non-fiction).
  • Choose the correct category for your imported document.
  • Edit the book description.
  • Add author name and biography.
  • Enable features for Characters and Locations to receive better suggestions.

Second, visit the attachments section in your book project:

  • For fiction: Edit your characters and locations.
  • For non-fiction: Add your research.

Third, go to the planning section and link your attachments to each file, choosing the appropriate structure and style.

Finally, head to the write section and begin editing your book.

Recommendations for using start from description:

Ideal for:

  • People who want to develop an idea or concept.
  • Students who want to start an essay or thesis.
  • Those who do not want to start from a blank page.

How to Start a Book from a Description:

  1. On your main dashboard, click on “Write a new book”.
  2. Choose “Description to manuscript.”
  3. Set up the category, length, and language of your book.
  4. Provide a brief description of the subject you want to write about.
  5. Add references for inspiration to help QuietQuill understand your subject.
  6. Give your book a title.
  7. Insert your author name and biography or write something about yourself.
  8. Pick the AI Quill for your project.
  9. Select the style of the AI Quill.
  10. Review the proposed outline; if you are not satisfied, click on “Suggest outline” for another option.
  11. If you have multiple outline suggestions, select the one you like the most.
  12. Choose between short description files or advanced description files and click “Continue.”
  13. Enjoy the outline creation process; once finished, click on “Continue to your book.

Best practices:

Before clicking on “Complete Manuscript” to get your draft book written, provide more context for better output:

  1. Go to the attachment section:
    • Add research by uploading a document, audio, or video.
  2. Once done, go to the plan section:
    • Verify all the writing instructions and make edits as needed.
    • Link attachments to the necessary files.
    • Verify the file type and the writing structure.
  3. Once these steps are completed, proceed to the write section and request QuietQuill to generate your book:
    • On the right panel, look for the “book” icon.
    • Click on “Complete Manuscript.

How to generate text for a file (subchapter):

To initiate the ‘Complete Manuscript’ and ‘Write File’ functions, you must have at least one file in your chapter.

File Instruction:

The file instruction is a brief guideline or plot for your subchapter, providing more context for text generation.

To generate your file (subchapter):

  1. Open a book project.
  2. Select a file.
  3. Once selected, look on the right panel for the “File” icon.
  4. Locate the submenu “Write.”
  5. Hover over the writing instruction and click on it.
  6. Edit the instruction.
  7. Once you are ready, click on the “Write File” button.
 
To rewrite your file (subchapter):
 
  1. Open a book project.
  2. Select a file.
  3. Once selected, look on the right panel for the “File” icon.
  4. Locate the submenu “Rewrite.”
  5. Hover over the rewrite instruction and click on it.
  6. Explain the modifications you want to make to your written file.
  7. Once you are ready, click on the “Write File” button.
 

Best Practices:

Provide as much context as possible to your file for better output. You can do this by linking attachments, changing the writing structure, and editing the writing instructions.

Attachments

The Attachments section of QuietQuill is a feature that enhances your book generation by allowing you to add more context through importing data.

Here’s a detailed overview of what this section offers, how it integrates with your book project, and how to use it effectively.

Overview of the Attachments Section:

Access the Attachments section:

Inside your book project, click on the “Attachments” tab in the top navigation bar to open the attachments section.

Overview of the Attachments Section:

  • Import Data (Research): QuietQuill extracts and comprehends your research content to craft writing based on it.

  • Chat with Research: Ask questions, summarize, and extract key insights.

 

  • Characters: Create or delete characters as needed.

  • Locations: Manage locations and integrate them into your story.

How to use Import Data (research):

Importing data into QuietQuill is a powerful method for referencing supplementary materials that enrich and support the writing output.

To import research into QuietQuill, follow these steps:

  1. Open your book project and navigate to the top menu, click on “Attachments.”
  2. Select “Research.”
  3. On the top right, click the “+ Create Research” button.
  4. Choose the research format (note, document, audio, video).

For Note:

  • Add a title.
  • Add a description.

For Document, Audio, Video:

  • Drag and drop the file or click on “Select File.”
  • Choose the language of the file and click “Continue.

Once QuietQuill has fully analyzed it, you can associate a research to a file in the outline section or info (right panel) within the write section.

Edit a research:

  1. In the Attachments section, go to the research list.
  2. Find the research you want to edit.
  3. On the same line as the research name, look for the three dots.
  4. Click on the three dots and select ‘Edit.’
  5. Make your edit and click on continue.”

Remove a research:

  1. In the Attachments section, go to the research list.
  2. Find the research you want to delete.
  3. On the same line as the research name, look for the three dots.
  4. Click on the three dots and select ‘Remove.

Accepted Import Formats in QuietQuill:

Depending on your plan, you can upload various formats for your research:

  • Freemium, Aspiring, Writer: .docx, note
  • Prolific and Editor: .docx, note, audio (.mp3), video (.mp4)

Is my data shared with other QuietQuill users?

No, all the research you upload is not communicated to or accessible by other users. You are the only one who has access from your QuietQuill account.

Is my research available across all my books?

No, your research is linked to a specific book project and is not connected to all of your books.

How to use chat with research:

Using chat with research tool boosts efficiency, accuracy, and convenience by quickly extracting information from large documents.

This saves time, reduces errors, and simplifies finding specific details, making the research process faster and enhancing understanding.

Ideal for:

  • Students and Researchers: Easily navigate academic papers, theses, and research articles to find specific data, citations, and summaries.

  • Professionals: Quickly access and interpret reports, manuals, legal documents, and technical guides to support their work.

  • Writers and Editors: Extract key points, quotes, and references from multiple sources to streamline the writing and editing process.

How to access Chat with Research:

  1. Inside your book project, click on ‘Attachments’ in the top menu.
  2. In the Attachments section, go to the research list.
  3. Click on the research you want to chat with.

How do you make a book character:

Crafting genuine characters is essential in storytelling.

Character profiles help build detailed personas that propel your story.

These profiles outline traits, backgrounds, goals, flaws, and challenges, serving as vital tools throughout your creative journey.

Whether for a novel, screenplay or comic, this guide provides practical steps to effectively bring your characters to life.

How to add a character:

  1. Open your book project and navigate to the top menu, then click on “Attachments.”
  2. In the Attachments section, go to the Characters list.
  3. Click on the “+ Create Character” button located at the top right.
  4. Insert the character’s name.
  5. Write a description of your character and click on “comtinue”.

How to edit a character:

  1. In the Attachments section, go to the Characters list.
  2. Click on the name of the character you want to edit.
  3. Hover over the name or description.
  4. Make your modifications and click “Confirm” to save them.

How to delete a character:

  1. In the Attachments section, go to the Characters list.
  2. Click on the name of the character you want to edit.
  3. Find the three dots at the top right, aligned with the character’s name.
  4. Click on them and select “Remove.”
  5. Confirm this action by clicking on “Remove.

Crafting a compelling character for your story:

Character Archetypes:

  • Start with a common character archetype like the Innocent, Explorer, or Ruler to provide a framework for the character’s behavior and motivations.
  • Experiment with the archetype and layer on additional characteristics to make the character unique.

Characteristics and Backstory:

  • Define specific traits, quirks, and flaws to make the character feel authentic and relatable.
  • Explore the character’s backstory, including childhood, relationships, goals, and unresolved issues to understand their motivations.

Character Arc and Development:

  • Ensure the character grows and changes alongside the story’s events, overcoming obstacles and gaining new perspectives.
  • Utilize visual references and mood boards to bring the character to life.

Ensemble Cast:

  • Avoid relying on a single character to drive the entire story; create a diverse cast of supporting characters to complement the protagonist.

How to create a location for a book:

Designing a fictional location provides limitless creative freedom.

Unlike real towns with constraints, you can shape every aspect from landscapes to residents, perfectly tailored to your story.

How to add a location:

  1. Open your book project and navigate to the top menu, then click on “Attachments.”
  2. In the Attachments section, go to the locations list.
  3. Click on the “+ Create location” button located at the top right.
  4. Insert the location’s name.
  5. Write a description of your location and click on “comtinue”.

How to edit a location:

  1. In the Attachments section, go to the Characters list.
  2. Click on the name of the location you want to edit.
  3. Hover over the name or description.
  4. Make your modifications and click “Confirm” to save them.

How to delete a location:

  1. In the Attachments section, go to the locations list.
  2. Click on the name of the location you want to edit.
  3. Find the three dots at the top right, aligned with the location’s name.
  4. Click on them and select “Remove.”
  5. Confirm this action by clicking on “Remove.

Crafting Scene Settings Effectively:

Crafting an effective scene setting brings your readers right into your world.

Be Specific:

  • Use specific, unique details to bring your setting to life. Avoid generic descriptions; instead, choose distinctive features that make the scene stand out and stick in the reader’s mind.

Be Selective With Your Descriptive Details:

  • Focus on a few key details that convey the essence of the place rather than overloading your reader with too much information. Select details that create the desired mood and atmosphere.

Write For All The Senses:

  • Include sensory details beyond the visual. Describe sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations to create a multi-dimensional and immersive experience for the reader. This helps to pull them fully into the scene.

Think About Your Words – Nouns And Adjectives:

  • Choose precise nouns and effective adjectives to paint a vivid picture without overburdening the reader. Aim for specificity and novelty in your word choice to keep descriptions engaging and fresh.

Assets

The assets section of QuietQuill is designed to manage and organize various resources and supplementary materials that enhance your book project.

Overview of the assets Section:

Access the assets section:

Inside your book project, click on the “Assets” tab in the top navigation bar to open the attachments section.

Overview of the Assets Section:

  • Asset List: View all the assets created for your book project.

  • Design Tool: Add text and visual elements to your images.
  • Image Generation: Generate illustrations, book covers, and character designs for your book.

Design Tool Dashboard:

This dashboard is your go-to tool for designing any visuals needed for your book.

Left Menu Overview:

  • Quill: Input what you want to generate for the image or use QuietQuill’s advanced image prompting.
  • Items: Add different elements to your image, such as headlines, paragraphs, and objects.
  • Files: Upload an existing image to add visual elements or access previously generated images.
  • Share: Download your image.

How to generate illustration for your book:

The Assets Section in QuietQuill is a versatile and powerful tool for enhancing your book project with visual a elements.

Generate image:

  1. Open your book project and go to the top menu, then click on “Assets.”
  2. Click the “+ Create Asset” button in the top right corner.
  3. Name your asset.
  4. Choose the format.
  5. Adjust the image dimensions if necessary, then click on “Create Asset.”
  6. Select “Quill” from the left menu.
  7. Enter your prompt or use QuietQuill’s advanced image prompting, then click on continue.

Using the QuietQuill Design Tool:

Items:

  • Text: Add headlines, subtitles, and paragraphs.
  • Shapes: Add squares and circles.

How to add an item:

  1. Click on ‘Items’ in the left menu.
  2. Drag and drop the element into the working area.

How to move an item:

  1. Click on the item.
  2. Hold down the mouse button and drag it to the desired location.

How to align an item:

  1. Click on the item.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. From the dropdown menu, hover over ‘Position’ and select an option.

How to resize an item:

  1. Click on the item.
  2. A red bounding box will appear around the item.
  3. Click on one of the points on the bounding box and drag it to resize the item.

How to download a previously generated image:

  1. Click on ‘Files’ in the left menu.
  2. Select the image you want to download and drag it to the working area.
  3. Scale the image to the correct size.
  4. Go to ‘Share’ in the left menu.
  5. Click on ‘Download.’

How to download a generated image:

  1. Go to ‘Share’ in the left menu.
  2. Click on ‘Download.’

How to display your generated image in your book project:

  1. Go to “Share” in the left menu.
  2. Toggle on “Book Cover.”
  3. Perform a hard refresh by pressing: Shift + Ctrl + R or Shift + Command + R

Book settings

The Book Settings section of QuietQuill is a crucial part of your writing environment, providing options to customize various aspects of your book project.

This section allows you to manage general project details.

Overview of the book settings section:

Access the settings section:

Inside your book project, click on the “Settings” tab in the top navigation bar to open the settings section.

Overview of the Settings Section:

  • Language
  • Format
  • Category
  • Book title
  • Book description
  • Author name
  • Author biography
  • Enable locations and characters recognition

Understand the book settings:

The Book Settings in QuietQuill are essential for aligning the tool with your book’s subject matter.

Ensuring these settings accurately reflect your book’s category and details enhances the quality of generated drafts.

If the chosen category does not match your subject, QuietQuill can still generate a draft, but the output may not be as precise.

Good practices:

  • Choose the category that best fits your subject.
  • Include your author biography.
  • Provide a concise description of your book project in under 100 words.

How to edit the book settings:

To edit the book language, format, and category, follow these steps:

  1. In your book project, click on ‘Book Settings’ in the top menu.
  2. Hover over the element you want to edit and click on it.
  3. Click on the appearing menu to see the dropdown options.
  4. Select an option from the list and click ‘Confirm’.

To edit the book title, book description, author name and author biography, follow these setps:

  1. In your book project, click on ‘Book Settings’ in the top menu.
  2. Hover over the element you want to edit and click on it.
  3. Make the modification and click confirm.

Understanding the Extension for Characters and Locations:

Enabling character and location recognition allows QuietQuill to utilize your lists of characters and locations for better story consistency and plot development.

How to enable the extension:

  1. In your book project, click on ‘Book Settings’ in the top menu.
  2. Find the ‘Extension’ option under ‘Book Description’ and ‘Author Biography.’
  3. Click on the toggle to activate it.

Click on the toggle again to turn it off.

How to add a book cover inside QuietQuill:

The book cover displayed on QuietQuill is for your convenience and is not linked to the book export.

  1. In your book project, click on ‘Book Settings’ in the top menu.
  2. Locate the empty rectangle and click on it.
  3. Select a book cover from your device.
  4. Once uploaded, click on continue.

How to delete a book from the book settings:

  1. In your book project, click on ‘Book Settings’ in the top menu.
  2. Next to ‘Overview’, click on ‘More’.
  3. Select ‘Remove’.
  4. For confirmation, click ‘Remove’ again.

Share

The Share Section allows you to export and share your completed manuscript.

Access the share section:

Inside your book project, click on the “share” tab in the top navigation bar to open the share section.

How to Export a book from QuietQuill:

Exporting a book:

  1. Open the manuscript you wish to access.
  2. In your book project, click on ‘Share’ in the top menu.
  3. Select your preferred export format, such as .DOCX or .PDF, and click ‘Export Now’.

Your file will be available in your downloads folder upon completion.

Note: QuietQuill provides a draft manuscript, not a final book. We encourage you to refine it before publishing.

Focus mode

The Focus Mode in QuietQuill is a feature designed to help writers maintain concentration and productivity by creating a distraction-free writing environment.

It minimizes on-screen clutter and provides a serene workspace, allowing you to channel your creativity and focus solely on your writing.

Overview of the focus mode:

Access the focus mode:

Within your book project, find the toggle for focus mode on the right panel and click on it.

Overview of the focus mode:

  • Text editor
  • Fonts
  • Background
  • Music
  • Mood sound
  • Typing sound effect

Text editor in the focus mode:

Toolbar:

The toolbar provides formatting options for your text, including tools like bold, italics, underline, bullet points, numbered lists, and the ability to remove text formatting.

It allows you to style your text according to your preferences easily.

  • Highlight the text, and the toolbar will appear.

 

Adujst text editor:

In focus mode, you can adjust the size and position of your text editor to customize your experience.

How to move the text editor:

  1. Hover over the text editor.
  2. A cross will appear at the top center of the editor.
  3. Click on it and drag to move the text editor around.

How to resize the text editor:

  1. Hover over the text editor.
  2. On each side of it, you will see white dots.
  3. Click on one of the dots to resize it.

Adapt your working area matching your personality and mood:

Focus mode menu:

  • Fonts style and size
  • Background
  • Sound and music

Fonts style and size:

You have six size options for your comfort, ranging from small to large. In addition to font size, you also have the ability to choose your preferred font style.

  • To change the size and style:
    1. Find the ‘Aa’ icon in the top right corner and click on it.
    2. Select the desired font size and style.

Background:

QuietQuill offers multiple backgrounds to match your story’s mood or your current mood. Feel free to choose the one that resonates with you.

  • To change the background:
      1. Find the image icon in the top right corner and click on it.
      2. From the dropdown menu, choose an option.

Sound and music:

Select music and sound effects to enhance your creativity and focus fully.

  • Music
  • Mood sound
  • Typing effect

To change sound an music:

  1. Find the speaker icon in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. From the dropdown menu, choose from options like music, mood sound, or typing effects.
  3. Select your preferred options.

Adjust the volume:

In each submenu accessed from the speaker icon, you can adjust individual volumes.

Additionally, you can adjust the overall volume using the master volume control.

Account access

Create an account:

To use quietquill you need to have an account, feel free to register.

Here is the registration link: https://app.quietquill.com/m/register

You have different options to log in and register on QuietQuill:

  • Google account connection
  • Classic login
  • Email connection link

Google Account Connection: allows you to sign in to QuietQuill using your Google account credentials. This method leverages Google’s authentication system to provide a secure and streamlined login experience.

Classic Login: is the traditional method of signing in, where you use a specific email and password created for your QuietQuill account

Email Connection Link is a login method where a link is sent to your email address, allowing you to log in securely without entering a password.

Google Account Connection:

Steps to Connect:

  1. Navigate to the Login Page:

    • Open the QuietQuill application or website and go to the login page.
  2. Select Google Login:

    • Click on the “Sign in with Google” button. This will redirect you to the Google authentication page.
  3. Authorize QuietQuill:

    • Log in with your Google account credentials (email and password).
    • Grant QuietQuill the necessary permissions to access your Google account for authentication purposes.
  4. Complete Login:

    • Once authenticated, you will be redirected back to QuietQuill, where you will be logged in with your Google account.

Classic Login:

Steps to Sign In:

  1. Navigate to the Login Page:

    • Open the QuietQuill application or website and go to the login page.
  2. Enter Credentials:

    • Enter your registered email address and password in the provided fields.
  3. Sign In:

    • Click the “Sign In” button to access your QuietQuill account.

Forgot Password:

  • If you forget your password, you can click on the “Forgot Password” link to reset it via email.

Email Connection Link:

Steps to Use Email Connection Link:

  1. Navigate to the Login Page:

    • Open the QuietQuill application or website and go to the login page.
  2. Request Link:

    • Click on the “Continue with email and magic link” or similar option.
    • Enter your registered email address in the provided field.
  3. Check Email:

    • Check your email inbox for a message from QuietQuill containing: “QuietQuill – Login Request”.
    • If you don’t see the email, check your spam or junk folder.
  4. Click the Link:

    • Open the email from QuietQuill and click on the provided login link.
  5. Complete Login:

    • The link will direct you back to QuietQuill, where you will be automatically logged in.

Account billing

Access your account billing:

You can access your account billing at any time by following these steps:

  1. Locate the avatar icon in the top right corner.
  2. Click on it, then select “Billing.”

Account Billing Overview:

Check your current plan, the number of books created, and the storage used.

Additionally, you can monitor your remaining credits, view detailed account activity, and manage your payment methods.

  • Plan Information
  • Account Activity
  • Change Plan
  • Monthly Usage
  • Permanent Credits
  • Payment Method

Plan informations:

Review your current plan details, the number of books you’ve created, and the amount of storage used.

Account activity:

Monitor your account activities, including logins, book generation, suggestions, and cover creation. It’s like a history of your activity on QuietQuill.

Change plan:

Monitor your account activities, including logins, book generation, suggestions, and cover creation. It’s like a history of your activity on QuietQuill.

You can see your plan here: https://app.quietquill.com/m/billing

To change your account plan:

  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Billing” from the menu and then click on the “Upgrade Your Account” button.
  3. Opt for the plan you want.
To downgrade or cancel your account subscription:
 
  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Billing” from the menu and then click on the “Upgrade Your Account” button.
  3. Opt for the “Stay for Free.

It will cancel your next prelevement and downgrade your account automatically.

Monthly usage:

See how many credits you have remaining and how many you have used.

Permanent credits:

Check your remaining permanent credits. If you’ve reached your monthly limit, you can always purchase more. Top up now.

To top-up permanent credits:

  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Billing” from the menu and then click on the “Top Up Credits”.
  3. Opt for the credit package you want.

Payment method:

Change your payment method or update your credit card anytime.

To change credit card:

  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Billing” from the menu and then look for “Credit Cards”.
  3. Click on the credit card you want to edit.
  4. Make the modifications and click validate.

To add a credit card:

  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Billing” from the menu and then look for “Credit Cards”.
  3. Click on “+ Add credit card”.
  4. Follow the instructions and click validate.

Account profile

Access your account profile:

You can access your account profile at any time by following these steps:

  1. Locate the avatar icon in the top right corner.
  2. Click on it, then select “Profile.”

Account profile Overview:

Edit your profile information in QuietQuill.

  • Personal Information
  • Email
  • Password

Personal Information:

To change your last name and first name:

  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Profile” from the menu.
  3. Hover over the first name or last name and click on it.
  4. Make the modifications and click “Confirm.”

Email:

To change your email:

  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Profile” from the menu.
  3. Hover over your email and click on the pen icon.
  4. Make the modifications and click “Confirm.”

Password:

To change your password:
  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Profile” from the menu.
  3. Click on “Change password”.
  4. Follow the instructions and click on “Change password”.

Delet account:

To delete your account:
  1. Locate your avatar in the top right corner and click on it.
  2. Choose “Profile” from the menu.
  3. Next to Account, click on “More.”
  4. Click on “Remove user.”
  5. Confirm this action by clicking on “Delete.”

 

All of your data and all the accounts you own will be immediatly destroyed.
This action cannot be undone