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Outlining is best done using the Corkboard in Scrivener Each to their own, but, when I start writing a novel, I like using Scrivener from the outset, for the outlining stage. I know other writers who start on paper and, only when they can see the whole plot, so they start setting up the structure, electronically. And there are other software tools, too. But for me, it’s Scrivener from start to finish! One scene...

Every story needs an information highway Within a story, information travels to and fro between characters and, as a witness to these interactions, to the reader. Add to this, the narrator's contribution and you should have a story, one that works. How does logic fit into a story? Whatever your premise, there will be some logic in how you took that premise and turned it into a story. You dreamed up a plot. ...

  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 pantsers to document what...

It's all about the Corkboard! The Editing pane can show your Scrivenings, your corkboard or your outline view. In the previous post, I looked at the bottom line of the Scrivenings; next time, I'll focus on the Outline view. Today, it's all about the corkboard. The corkboard bottom line: comparing Scrivener 3 with Scrivener 2 In Scrivener 2, the corkboard bottom line looks like this. On the left, there are five icons/displays - and, on the right, there are...

Outlining is best done using the Corkboard in Scrivener Each to their own, but, when I start writing a novel, I like using Scrivener from the outset, for the outlining stage. I know other writers who start on paper and, only when they can see the whole plot, do they start setting up the structure, electronically. And there are other software tools, too. But for me, it's Scrivener from start to finish! One scene...

One of the most powerful features in Scrivener is the option to use the corkboard to outline your story. The structure of a novel A novel is essentially one scene after another. These scenes can be grouped into chapters and, if you want, you can group the chapters into parts. Recall that you can opt to set up a novel with parts using the Scrivener project templates. My LOL: Left Over Lovers doesn't have parts - I'm...