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Choose an editor who uses Scrivener If you plan to self-publish, deciding to use Scrivener is step one: software that will take you from blank page to published book. Well done! Once you've self-edited your first draft, the next step is to set up your editing team, publishing professionals who also use Scrivener ...

Today's guest is Jerry Nelson - a content provider, freelance writer and published author. Jerry hails from Washington, DC and has travelled to, and worked in, 155 countries. As an American freelance writer, he now lives the expat life in Buenos Aires, Argentina with his wife Alejandra, their cat Tommy and a half-crazed street rescue dog, Revi. Like many of my guests, we've not met face to face (yet). Instead, our paths...

Links are also known as hyperlinks Scrivener links are available as internal links (to another place in your book) or external links (to a website). NB there are other options, but this post is 'keeping it simple'. Internal links Internal links allow the reader to leap from one place in your book to another, and only make sense if you are producing an eBook or outputting to PDF or Kindle. If your end product...

All in one place: novel plus research notes Using Scrivener, everything is in one place. One project holds all that you need: Your manuscript Character sketches Setting sketches Research materials In this blog post, I'm focusing on the Research folder and how I use it. The Research folder The Research folder is perfect for storing information I'll need while writing my novel. I start collecting as soon as a new idea for a novel...

KISS = Keep It Simple, Sunshine! How do you structure your novel? There are lots of Scrivener templates available, each one offering a ready-made structure for a novel. Google 'Scrivener template' and see what you find. Choosing your novel structure: KM Weiland and Shawn Coyne If you have written lots of novels before and enjoy this approach to novel-writing, maybe the template KM Weiland provides, with a comprehensive 3-act structure, complete with notes...

Everything in one place - in the Binder One of the major benefits of using Scrivener to write a novel (or anything else!) is that everything you need is held within the one project file, within the Binder. That's assuming you put it there! Whenever I start a new novel, I set up the basics in the Binder: 100 Scenes, each with a target of 500 words (100 x 500 = 50,000...