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 If you missed yesterday's online workshop reviewing Clare Mackintosh's novel I SEE YOU, you can catch up, by watching the video. This RedPen Training session was the first of four FREE online writers' workshops. The next one is on Saturday 5 August, 12 noon until 3 pm (yes, 3 hours, but with comfort breaks scheduled in). Book your seat here. What we looked for in I SEE YOU Ahead of the first workshop, I...

During compilation, document titles can become section headings. Format / Options / Show Titles in Scrivenings Recall that you can reveal your document titles using Format / Options / Show Titles in Scrivenings. I have highlighted a group of documents - all at the same level - to illustrate how these document titles will become section headings, and how you can format them in one go. Formatting headings, level by level Within the Formatting tab...

Document titles serve many purposes. Document titles act as labels in the Binder for your text documents. They can be revealed in Scrivenings, providing a reminder as to what you intended as an outline. Document titles can become section headings in your exported manuscript. Use them to good effect! Labels in the Binder Although the document titles appear in the binder, and that's where the structure of your document is most apparent, you can also...

  Staying on track is so difficult in this age of information overload. If you want to achieve your goals, you need focused objectives and targets that you can hit. And you need to become more productive! Tip #1: Wasted time is the silent killer of dreams Be aware of how you spend (or waste) your time. Keep a log for one week. Categorise according to your own circumstances: day job, chores, writing, socialising,...

Chapter titles and numbering! Because Scrivener offers so much flexibility and gives you so many options to choose between, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed by it all. My advice is to leave the defaults as they are and, only if you feel the need to change something, should you start to explore what options are open to you. So, let's explore today's topic: Chapter titles and numbering ...

Today's guest is Karl Melby. A fellow member of Self-Publishing School, Karl is the author of the mouth-watering book: A Million Ways to Make Vanilla Ice Cream. Like me, Karl uses Scrivener. Why? Scrivener has turned my life around. I now have all my ideas collected in one place, in an easily accessible way. In just one separate Scrivener project file, all my ideas are noted. I have my categories, as chapters in a...

A Monday is as good a day as any for planning decisions: for the week ahead, or further into your future. Ideally, whatever you plan, your goals should be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. There are other suggestions as to what the five letters of SMART might represent: S - sensible, significant, simple, strategic, stretching M - maintainable, manageable, meaningful, motivating A - acceptable, accountable, achievable, action-oriented, agreed, ambitious, assignable R - realistic, reasonable, recorded, resourced, results-oriented,...