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Today’s post continues to explore the short story strategy and, in particular, how to set up a header line for each page. As per my blog post of 23 April, you will have used the Scrivener short story template to set up your project for a short story destined to be a competition entry. From my blog post of 29 April, you know how to control pagination within the Compile options, so that...

Today's post continues to explore the short story strategy And, in particular, how to control line spacing. As per my blog post of 23 April, you will have used the Scrivener short story template to set up your project for a short story destined to be a competition entry. Then, from my blog post of 29 April, you know how to control pagination within the compile options, so that your entry is anonymous. Today, in...

A flash, a short story, a novel: Whatever you are writing, and especially if for a competition, it makes sense to have a strategy. I've been asked to judge the Erewash 2017 Open Short Story. So, in this series of posts, I'm focusing on what strategy you might use to enter such a competition. Short story competitions: why enter? Entering short story competitions - and winning! - is one way to gain recognition as a...

Recently, I was interviewed by Wayne and Leah of JoinedUp Writing for their podcast series and one of the topics we discussed is how Scrivener can be used from blank page to published manuscript. Blank page to published manuscript: the commissioned route If you are commissioned to write a book, the publisher employs an editor and a proofreader and a typesetter and a cover designer, etc and 'all' you do is write...

Split screen option was #2 on my list of Scrivener Plus Points as it provides such a feeling of control over my content. From day 1, I've been using split screens for my NaNoWriMo projects and all other projects too. (Back in December 2015, I needed a third editing screen and pulled into play the Quick Reference screen too.) In October 2016, in the run-up to NaNoWriMo for that year, I wrote my first...

Lee Fox-Smith is my guest today. Lee and his family travel the world and are currently in Cambodia but, thanks to the magic of the Internet, he's here with us today. We will talk soon about Lee's new book,  The Vegan Argument: Why There Really Is An Answer For Everything, but, first, we're going to talk about Scrivener ...

Introduction using Scrivener You have to start somewhere and writing your Introduction is as good a place as any? And, of course, I'm using Scrivener. I'm now working on my second book, but applying the same principles that were recommended to me during my Self-Publishing School course last summer, when I wrote and self-published EDITING The RedPen Way: 10 steps to successful self-editing. What's my second book called? This one is one of three...

Today's guest is writer, publisher, Scrivener trainer and author of the Udemy course Scrivener for iOS, Steve Shipley. Rather than discussing how Steve uses Scrivener for writing his two books and scriptwriting stage plays, today's blog post focuses on how, as an early beta tester for Scrivener for iOS, he came to write his course: Scrivener for iOS, available to my readers at 70% off ...