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To set up a new named style, click on the down arrow beside 'No Style' to reveal the drop-down menu and then click on Show Styles Panel. Clicking on the + sign in the bottom left corner of the Show Styles Pane and then completing the information requested will create an 'Editor style' (which is different from a Compile Style), and this new Editor style will apply to all your projects. All...

Layout options galore Having acquired control over the font for your current project, the next important topic is the layout onscreen. How do you want your text to look in the Editing pane? (We'll discuss how it looks when you output to PDF, eBook or paperback in the series on Compile which follows this series of posts.) This is an example of how your novel may look, using Scrivenings, in the Editing pane. A...

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...

During the recent series of Red Pen Launch webinars, I was blessed with the support of romantic novelist and veteran RedPenner, Patsy Collins. With NaNoWriMo less than a week from now, I've invited Patsy to tell us her plans for November. So, Patsy, NaNoWriMo 2015. Will you be taking part? I've not completed NaNo during the last couple of years, and previously I've 'cheated' at NaNo and used it to write 50,000 words of...