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 ...
Images can bring a page to life.
In the previous post, I gave an overview of how you might use images in a Scrivener project.
Here, I'm focusing on images in a text document.
Images in a text document
You have two options when pulling in an image to a text document.
You can place the image itself, in which case the image is treated like a character of text. The image file size...
An image can paint a thousand words, so they say.
[caption id="attachment_10820" align="alignright" width="495"] An image within a text document[/caption]
And there are several circumstances where you might consider including images in a Scrivener project.
An image within a text document
An image in a character brief
An image for a book cover
Sourcing your images
There are several sources of images.
You might take a photo using your camera, iPhone or IPad and upload it...
Metadata - The editor's friend!
Metadata becomes essential at the editing stage but, for many writers, after Compile, Metadata is the Scrivener feature which is powerful and yet - for some - daunting. I think that's because there are so many options to consider!
Let's do it ...
Managing the Scrivener workspace boils down to deciding what you want to see while you are working on your manuscript.
The Scrivener workspace
The basic workspace can be separated into three panes:
The Binder on the left
The Editing pane in the centre
The Inspector on the right
What appears within the Editing pane?
The choice is Scrivenings (as shown above), or Corkboard, or Outliner. Which one you see is determined by your selection of the...