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  Opportunity always knocks when you're busy On 27 November 2020, I received an email, out of the blue, from the content manager of the WorldClassPerformer website, asking if I'd be willing to be interviewed and for the interview to be published on their website. Now, November is always a busy month. NaNoWriMo dominates and, by the 27th, I am tired and not at all ready for Christmas which is just around the...

Online courses are shiny things It's so easy to sign up for online courses. Many are free and your immediate reaction is: Why not? So, you sign up and do the first couple of classes. Then what? If you are anything like me, other (less shiny) things come along and you don't have time for the third class, and before you know it, time's up, or you forgot about the course completely. As...

Scrivener is not just for novel writing I use Scrivener for EVERYTHING, and especially for keeping track of my social media posts. Daily tips published on social media I publish a daily tip on the ScrivenerVirgin Facebook page and an editing tip in the RedPen Editing Facebook group. Like many of the uses I have for Scrivener, this challenge boils down to an information processing problem. This was my brief to myself: There are...

How to write non-fiction using Scrivener Whether you're writing a text book to help students on an examination course, or a how-to book sharing your expertise, Scrivener provides all the tools you need - from blank page to published book - for the non-fiction writer. Choose the non-fiction template Scrivener's non-fiction project template is the place to start. The non-fiction template structure has Chapters with Sections, and a Foreword which appears ahead of the...

Scrivener: perfect for writing collections Scrivener is not just for novelists. I write short stories and poems, and use Scrivener for my stock of this material, including a record of what's been published and where. The best template for collections of material? If you plan to keep all your poems (or stories, or articles, or essays) in one Scrivener project, I recommend you start with the Novel with Parts template. This provides a great...

Scrivener is a great tool for novelists Scrivener is also a great tool for all kinds of writers. In this blog, I focus on novelists. In subsequent posts, I address the needs of memoir writers, essayists, short story writers, poets, non-fiction writers. The tools - the Scrivener features - I use for novel writing have all been the topics in previous blogposts. This post provides an overview of my novel writing toolkit;...

In this mini-series of posts. I focus on three aspects of compiling: First, it was output options. Last time: section types This time: placeholders, headers and footers I’ve already published a series of posts on compiling with Scrivener 3, that I recommend you read: Compiling with Scrivener 3: An Introduction Compiling with Scrivener 3: Outputting to PDF Compiling with Scrivener 3: Section layout assignment Compiling with Scrivener 3: Text tidying of...

In this mini-series of posts. I focus on three aspects of compiling: Last time it was output options. This time: section types Next time: placeholders, headers and footers I've already published a series of posts on compiling with Scrivener 3, that I recommend you read: Compiling with Scrivener 3: An Introduction Compiling with Scrivener 3: Outputting to PDF Compiling with Scrivener 3: Section layout assignment Compiling with Scrivener 3: Text tidying...