Wow!Systems has released Haven 1.0 (http://www.placetowrite.com), a new writing tool for Mac OS X designed to help all kinds of amateur and professional writers to get inspired and focused on their writing.
It offers several different locations/themes, as well as such creative writing techniques and tools as a character builder, plot generator, a timer, and more. Regarding themes, you can select from several places to write. From snowy Jutland to mysterious Kyoto or the vibrant Berlin, there are eight different animated themes with corresponding music ambiance included.
The Character Builder suggests appearance, occupation and traits randomly as you click. The Plot Generator puts two characters at a random place, situation and under a given plot. The Random Word feature makes you focus on a random word in a subliminal way. A 3D word appears to float around to help you brainstorm.
According to your location (theme), this feature will display mythical stories about that place. You can roll the Inspiration Dice to generate words in three categories for creative story writing: mood, object and terrain.With Haven, you can choose your favorite font style, change or turn off ambient soundtracks and keystroke sounds. You can also share your creative texts by email or social media channels.
Haven requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later. It costs US$9.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.