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Jack of all trades? The saying continues: master of none. But Scrivener not only provides scopes for 'all trades', its sophistication also allows the user to 'master' the process. There are two parts to this series of posts. Basic tools common to all applications of Scrivener Specific strategies for writer types and projects Basic Scrivener tools If you are new to Scrivener, I highly recommend you take my (free) 14-day Scrivener course. I've been using...

Feedback - where the fun starts! Processing feedback. What's the best strategy? How can you avoid editing overwhelm? When your editor returns your Scrivener project file, where should you start? There may be feedback all over the place. In a covering letter As comments in the Inspector In the text itself, as Annotations or colouring (Revision mode, or highlighted words) A strategy for processing feedback without editing overwhelm It's up to you what you...

My guest today is Rachel Hobbs, author of the Stones of Power series of dark fantasy novels. Rachel is no newcomer to Scrivener, nor to this blog - she was my guest in 2016. Time has moved on and Rachel's first book of her series, Shadow Stained has just been published and is now available on Amazon. Welcome back, Rachel! How do you feel about Scrivener? Since discovering Scrivener, I’ve never looked back. I...

Lots of things can go wrong when you compile! It is wise to compare the output with what you have in your manuscript. Step-by-step with a non-fiction book In my non-fiction book EDITING The RedPen Way, I wrote my Introduction as a sequence of scenes, using the guidance given at the Self-Publishing School. I explain how in this post. The net result is that my document titles are part of the manuscript; they form...

Meet the Inspector While the Editing pane can show your Scrivenings, your Corkboard or your Outliner view, there is also an option to view the Inspector. 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 In Scrivener 2, with the Inspector 'open', it looks like this. In Scrivener 3, there's a new look to the Inspector pane. What's changed? The...

Split screen option was #2 on my list of Scrivener Plus Points as it provides such a feeling of control over my content. From day 1, I've been using split screens for my NaNoWriMo projects and all other projects too. (Back in December 2015, I needed a third editing screen and pulled into play the Quick Reference screen too.) In October 2016, in the run-up to NaNoWriMo for that year, I wrote my first...