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  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,...

Amazon best-seller writer, Kay Kukoyi, was my guest in January 2017. Since then, a lot has happened! Both of Kay’s first two books have become Amazon #1 best-sellers in multiple countries. Don't Hire a Software Developer Until You Read this Book has been #1 in six countries: the UK, US, Germany, Brazil, Australia, and Canada. And, Develop Your Idea! reached #1 in four countries. Congratulations Kay! So, how does Scrivener fit whilst working on...

My guest today is Rosemary Kind. Rosemary Kind set up the short story download site Alfie Dog Fiction, providing an opportunity for authors to submit their work for publication, and for readers to enjoy an affordable short story online. There are also a number of short story collections, published by Alfie Dog Fiction. This month the site celebrates its fifth birthday and has lots of special offers. How did I meet Rosemary...

In this next series of posts, I'm focusing on how to use folders and documents within Scrivener to create a meaningful structure for a writing project. Although my initial reason for using Scrivener was for writing novels for NaNoWriMo - and we will look at how the structure works in fiction in subsequent posts - I now use Scrivener for all my writing projects. So I'm starting with my most recent 'use' of folders -...