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Are you ready to edit? It's over four months since NaNoWriMo 2017 ended and I'm now feeling I have enough distance from that month of frenzied creative output to start editing. To put down my pen and pick up my editor's tool. Of course, whenever I embark on an editing challenge, I apply the techniques of EDITING The RedPen Way, and I already can tick off steps 1, 2 and 3 for...

What's your learning style? As a teacher, I'm aware that students have different learning styles and, to meet their needs, it's important to present information in ways to suit these various learning styles. As a student, trying to learn Scrivener, for the best results, you also need to be aware of how best you learn. If you are happy working your way through an online tutorial, great! Literature and Latte provide this facility...

First stop: Udemy There's lots of training available for free, but if you are prepared to invest in your Scrivener education, I'd recommend you check out the many courses available via Udemy. Right now, there is a special offer - only £14.99. Udemy courses by Karen Prince Karen Prince's courses are designed to suit both Mac and Windows users. For those using Scrivener 2, this comprehensive course takes you step-by-step through the process of writing...

My guest today is Phil Hurst   Phil blogs at WriteWithPhil, a website dedicated to productivity and time management for writers. Phil has recently been converted to Scrivener, from Word. Welcome, Phil! When did you first start using Scrivener? I first tried Scrivener properly in 2017 when I decided to participate in NanoWriMo. I think that's a common starting place for most of us converts. When I signed up for the writing challenge I was seduced by one of the...

Literature & Latte's Interactive Tutorial walks you through Literature & Latte are keen for users of Scrivener to get the best from their software. It is a sophisticated tool with hundreds of features, and learning how to use just the features you need may seem daunting. So, via the Help menu, Literature & Latte provide several tools, each one appealing to different learning styles. For those who prefer to read the manual, there is...

Online training in Scrivener 3 is available for free At the Hope Cove Writers' Workshop Weekend (last weekend), I gave a quick demonstration of how Scrivener works. A few days ago, I heard via Facebook that the husband of one of the delegates - he's also a writer - has now bought the software. Excellent news! She emailed me almost immediately he'd installed Scrivener on his computer. Where and how does he start...

The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove I've just returned from a weekend at the Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove. As you can see, the view across the beach and out to sea is spectacular. And the cream tea on the balcony gives a hint about the style of catering on offer at this wonderful hotel. About ten minutes drive from my home in Salcombe, it's one of my favourite places: the view, the sunsets and,...

  The corkboard – is it needed? Corkboards and corkboard customising is the focus for today’s blog. Why? In a recent Simply Scrivener Special, I was asked a two-part question: ‘What is the corkboard?’ ‘Do I need to be able to use it?’ My responses are as per the notes on my slides … You can display lots of metadata It helps planners to plan: creating their outline It helps panters to document what...

Scrivener is for writers and editors The majority of a writer's time is spent editing, and Scrivener provides an editor's workspace that is customisable in almost every respect. The editor's workspace When I'm editing, I tend to have the Inspector open so I can see comments I've left for myself which need addressing during the editing stage. I've already taken a look at the differences in the Inspector pane, between Scrivener 2 and Scrivener 3, in this post....

Make it your own! The user interface - whether you are using Scrivener 2 or Scrivener 3 - is also the writer's workspace. It's where you write your manuscript. The default interface is fine - it works - but Literature & Latte recognise that no two writers will want to work in the same way. So, there are choices you can make. You can see what you want to see. You, the writer, can choose your writer's...