Although being able to write a novel doesn’t depend on the kinds of tools and gadgets available (there was no Internet and the World Wide Web when Dickens and Dostoevsky wrote one killer novel after another) to you, now that they are available, you might as well use them write the next timeless classic. Using the web to write your novel makes perfect sense when you are constantly moving and you don’t have access to a single computer. For instance, if you use freely available online word processors like GoogleDocs and Zoho you can work from anywhere, from any computer, using any operating system as long as you have a decently update browser.
To write a novel on the web, as mentioned above, you don’t need to buy and install an expensive word processor. Aside from that, there are many online tools available that can help you organize your ideas and information, and create character sketches. You’ll find lots of good information in this blog post on how to write a novel using the Web. Again, these tools and resources only enable you to write, the plot, the ideas and the story still have to come from you.