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User interface? At the top of Literature & Latte's list of improvements for Scrivener 3 is the revised user interface. What's the user interface? When you open up Scrivener, whichever version you are using - or any other application, for that matter - you are presented with a window and that's your user interface. The interface is crammed full of features: icons you can click, menus that drop down, options all over the place. It's like...

Managing change is a skill. For those of us who had reached the comfortable stage with Scrivener 2, to be confronted with Scrivener 3 is more than a challenge! Literature & Latte released the upgrade in the middle of November when many writers were busy with NaNoWriMo and I for one have only just about found time to have a serious look at it. The user interface - and knowing where everything is...

Linguistic focus is a new feature in Scrivener 3. November - and NaNoWriMo - is well and truly over, and we now have Scrivener 3, so you might be tempted to start editing your NaNo novel - that's if you've finished writing it! Personally, I'd recommend you put it aside for at least two or three months. But I know some of you are itching to start. To date, I've used ProWritingAid and/or Autocrit...

There is life after NaNo - exploring Scrivener 3! Each November, for thirty days, my focus is on writing that new novel. This year, it was Lucinda's Legacy - a tale triggered by a comment I overheard back in May: It's all about the money. Oh no, it's not. Oh yes, it is! And then the story grew and grew and grew ...

Erewash Open Short Story Competition It was an honour to be asked to judge the Erewash Open Short Story Competition. What does the short story judge have to do? I received by email the shortlisted stories, fifteen in all. Here they are, in alphabetical order by title: Altara Drive Belonging Broken Mirrors Counting the Stones Dead Cert Fingal's Cave Found and Lost Letting Go Lurch Pride Before the Fall Mr. Patel's Power Drill ...

The release of Scrivener 3 has been a long time coming! Earlier today Scrivener changed its logo. And at last, we have - or almost have! - the option to download Scrivener 3. The cost is not huge and the new features promised - according to their recent blog post - will warm the hearts of many Scrivener fans. I'll be online and available to discuss the new Scrivener 3 in my usual Simply Scrivener...