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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Organizing Your Writing With Scrivener
Well the dark ages are over, and Scrivener is available on my Windows computer. Since the beta of Scrivener, it's been all I've used.
Scrivener is more than a word processor, scrivener is a whole writing organization system and you should be using it because it solves every problem you have had with your writing software in the past. Have you wanted a place to keep notes while you are writing that don't show up in your document? Scrivener has you covered. Do you wish you could have that academic paper you're citing in front of you on your 13' laptop instead of having to switch windows back and forth? Scrivener lets you store any document or image file you're using for research and view it in split screen while you write. Do you wish you could set word targets for a writing session, document, or chapter? Scrivener lets you do all that.
What about when it's time to show your work off? Do you want to send a manuscript to a publisher? Scrivener formats it perfectly for novels, short stories or screenplays. Did you get rejected and decide to self publish? Just export it as a Mobi file and you can have it selling on Amazon or as an Epub on Barnes and Noble in five minutes. And then you have the standard options of creating word files, PDFs and text documents.
Are you curious to find out more? Start by watching this video:
If you really want to learn how to use it I highly suggest buying Scrivener for Dummies by the great Gwen Hernandez. She also offers online classes on how to use Scrivener and I highly recommend taking one.
Thanks for stopping by again and tell me your favorite way to write in the comments!