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I blog mostly about using Scrivener, but - let's be honest - as writers, our end goal is publication and, for many nowadays, that means self-publishing. Although I've had many books published via the traditional route - you can check this out on LinkedIn - in September 2016, I self-published my EDITING The RedPen Way: 10 steps to successful self-editing. How did I do it? Read on! My first steps on the route...

Linda Lindquist is my guest today. A fellow student at the Self Publishing School, whose book KEEPING YOUR COMPUTER HEALTHY is being launched today and will be free to download for five days starting TODAY. Linda's book covers four main topics of concern to computer users: How to find out whether your computer is infected How the cyber-criminals get in How to remove the malware infections How to keep your computer healthy All important information! Hi,...

Bookmarks Annotations are useful for leaving yourself messages within your manuscript, but a special form of these, linked to the text itself, is the bookmark. What is a bookmark in Scrivener? A bookmark is a linked annotation, one which marks a spot within the manuscript so that you can navigate to that spot easily when needed. Bookmarking can also be used to mark out sections of text within a longer manuscript. Why use bookmarks? Bookmarks can...

Kay Kukoyi is my guest today. Kay has spent over a decade as a software delivery specialist, including mobile apps, web apps, and websites.  She has a passion for translating ideas into professional software used by businesses and consumers worldwide. Like me, Kay joined the Self-Publishing School during 2016, both of us with a view to publishing our books. My EDITING The RedPen Way was published in September and, in the past...

Messaging in Scrivener can be achieved in many ways. 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Which method(s) you choose depends mostly on whether you are working alone or in collaboration with others, and the extent to which you want to export these messages. The links below take you back to the posts which gave an in-depth discussion of each option. There are two more posts to complete...

This is the fifth of a series posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener And today’s post is all about notes, in particular: project notes. Essentially, there are four options for messaging: 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of the four options could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all...

This is the fourth of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener and today’s post is all about notes, in particular: document notes. 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of the four options could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all four makes sense. What are notes? Within...

This is the third of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener Aand today's post is all about comments. Essentially, there are four options for messaging: 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of these could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all four makes sense. What are comments? Comments...

This is the second of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener And today's post is all about footnotes. Essentially, there are four options for messaging: 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of these could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all four makes sense. What are footnotes? Traditionally,...

This is the first of a series of posts introducing the topic of messaging in Scrivener. And today's post is all about annotations. Essentially, there are four options for messaging: 1 Annotations 2 Footnotes 3 Comments 4 Project and document notes Depending on what you are trying to achieve, choosing the best of these could make life easier for you in the long run, so learning about all four makes sense. What are annotations? Annotations...