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The release of Scrivener 3 has been a long time coming! Earlier today Scrivener changed its logo. And at last, we have - or almost have! - the option to download Scrivener 3. The cost is not huge and the new features promised - according to their recent blog post - will warm the hearts of many Scrivener fans. I'll be online and available to discuss new new Scrivener 3 in my usual Simply Scrivener...

Are you keen on multi-tasking? [caption id="attachment_10893" align="alignright" width="300"] One-on-one RedPen Mentoring[/caption] RedPen Mentoring isn't all about how to write a novel, self-editing and moving towards marketing it to your adoring public ...

Images can bring a page to life. In the previous post, I gave an overview of how you might use images in a Scrivener project. Here, I'm focusing on images in a text document. Images in a text document You have two options when pulling in an image to a text document. You can place the image itself, in which case the image is treated like a character of text. The image file size...

An image can paint a thousand words, so they say. [caption id="attachment_10820" align="alignright" width="495"] An image within a text document[/caption] And there are several circumstances where you might consider including images in a Scrivener project. An image within a text document An image in a character brief An image for a book cover Sourcing your images There are several sources of images. You might take a photo using your camera, iPhone or IPad and upload it...

All tooled up and ready to write? Only hours to go and this post is to make sure you have everything at your fingertips for the 30 days of November. Complete your planning If you are a pantser - this will be a very quick process! If you are a planner, your outline will provide you with prompts for every day. The scene synopsis will guide you through what was to be your storyline. It's...

Time for the Kick-OFF! This week is a Kick-Off week for NaNoWriMo. When you sign up to the NaNoWriMo site and choose your region, you'll find you have an ML - and that person is responsible for organizing meetings before, during and after NaNo. I'm ML for Europe :: England :: Cornwall. What is the KICK-OFF? The KO (short for Kick-Off) is the official start of NaNo preparation in the run-up to the month of...

Today's guest is Erin McIntyre, author of the Red King Trilogy. Erin's first novel, The Phantom of Faerie Mountain won 1st place in YA Fiction for the 2016 Purple Dragonfly awards and Silver placement for YA Mystery in the 2016 Readers’ Favourite awards. The Red King Trilogy comprises: The Phantom of Faerie Mountain The Secret of Berry Brae Circle The Talisman of Darktree Hollow How did you get into novel writing? Though, as a...

My guest today is Patsy Collins - the traveling writer! Patsy and I are hosting a Writers' Workshop Weekend in Hope Cove next March - and there's an early bird offer on this month. Book now to save £20 on the tuition fee. Between now and then, Patsy has a new book out, we are both looking forward to NaNoWriMo, and, today, we're talking about travel and research ...