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My guest today is oral storyteller and writer Liz Berg, a regular attendee at my RedPen Write-Ins. Liz Berg hails from Wales and now lives in the equally magical land of Cornwall, where she is mining the history of her Jewish heritage and Celtic links for inspiration. Her book Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland is being published by The History Press, is now available on preorder and due for release...

Inspector skills on parade! The Inspector panel have five icons. The most recent two blogposts in this Inspector Skills series have covered items 1, 2 and 3. 1 Notes and  3 Metadata in the Inspector Skills: Metadata post 2 bookmarks in the Inspector Skills: Bookmarks post This post looks at the last two icons. 4 Snapshots 5 Comments and Footnotes Snapshots Snapshots is another one of those tools you can live without until you discover...

Inspector skills to the fore In this 'crash course' of Scrivener features, we have already considered Binder skills, and Editing pane options. Now it's the turn of the Inspector. The next four blog posts focus on these four topics. Bookmarks Metadata Snapshots Comments and footnotes Today, it's bookmarks. What is a bookmark? Within a browser environment, the term bookmark is almost interchangeable with ‘favourite’ – you bookmark a webpage because you want to return to...

Scrivenings = writing It's interesting that Literature & Latte chose this term; Scrivenings is a now obsolete English term for writing. To me, it indicates a return to the old style of publishing: Write the words and create galley proofs Proofread Incorporate figures and tables, and paginate Proofread the page layout (ie check the formatting) Publish So, rather than focus on the product - the paged output - the writer focuses on the...

Seek and ye shall find! Scrivener provides three types of search: The Project search allows you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project, subject to choices you make about where you want the search to happen, and how fussy you are about what is to be found. There is also a Project Replace tool – which searches and replaces. The Document search is confined to the selected document(s)...

Best foot forward Starting a new Scrivener project, the first choice is which template to use? One of Scriveners One of your own - yes, you can set up your own template, based on one of Scrivener's templates One you downloaded from the Internet - yes, you can start with a template provided by another source, such as the KM Weiland template for a 3-act structured novel Whatever you decide will determine...

Jack of all trades? The saying continues: master of none. But Scrivener not only provides scopes for 'all trades', its sophistication also allows the user to 'master' the process. There are two parts to this series of posts. Basic tools common to all applications of Scrivener Specific strategies for writer types and projects Basic Scrivener tools If you are new to Scrivener, I highly recommend you take my (free) 14-day Scrivener course. I've been using...