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Collaborative working. In my case, initially, that means me-today trying to collaborate with me-yonks-ago. Let me explain! I’ve finished NaNoWriMo for another year and put that effort aside. I won’t start editing again until February at the earliest. Even then, I’ll probably work on one of my backlog of NaNo novels rather than the current one. Because I pick up and put down novels – and have several on the go at the same...

Welcome, Patsy Collins! My nag buddy, Patsy, is no stranger to RedPenners. And she has been my guest on this blog before, back in April 2016. As I'm currently focusing on formatting, I asked Patsy to share her thoughts on this topic, particularly as she's just published a new collection of short stories: No Family Secrets.   Don't you just love the cover? Inside are 25 stories dedicated to her 10 cousins.   Have you noticed how,...

The ruler features in onscreen formatting, that is when you are writing or editing your text, and in page formatting within the Compile / Formatting pane. The two rulers are not linked. So you can set onscreen formatting to suit you while working on the manuscript, and set (different) page formatting for export purposes. The ruler can appear at the top of a document, or be hidden. Select Format / Show Ruler to...

Today's the day - NaNoWriMo starts at midnight Let's start tonight! Before that? A Simply Scrivener Special The Simply Scrivener Special webinars will continue throughout November. There's one TODAY at noon. Click here to register your place. What we talk about depends on who comes and what questions are included in the questionnaire. Click here to complete yours. Then? For the month of November, my focus will be on writing that novel. So as not to bore...

Two weeks until we start NaNoWriMo2016, so it's time for the Kick-off webinar. All MLs will be publishing dates for the Kick-Off, Midway and TGIO face-to-face meetings. So, wherever you are in the world, there should be a NaNoWriMo2016 meeting near you. Kick-off! But, just like last year, I’ll be hosting a series of webinars, especially for those of you who can not get along with the live events with your local ML. My...