Location, location, location
It's up to you what data you assign to the Label field. I quite often use it for POV (point of view).
With my 2012 NaNo novel Aide Memoire, though, there is only one POV so I'm using the Label field for the location of each scene.
Setting up the Label field
When you start a new project, the default settings for the Label field are Idea, Notes, Character Notes, Chapter, and...
Metadata: Data about data
A novel is a complex structure, not just a series of chapters broken into scenes, but a carefully woven plait of events and conversations, with interconnected themes, plots subplotslots, enacted by a cast of characters each of whom changes over time.
Scrivener scores 10 out of 10 in providing metadata features that can simultaneously track the separate strands of the tale, measure progress and allow the writer to...
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 ...
Project keywords provide another way of recording metadata.
As a reminder:
I've renamed Label as Location - so I know where each scene takes place.
Not changed Status - it will prove useful when I start to edit.
I've set up custom metadata for POV - see the blog post on 16 October.
Now, I'm going to use project keywords to record who appears within each scene, and then consider other options...
Writing a novel is never straightforward
and one of the ways Scrivener can help is with the option to include metadata.
What is metadata?
Metadata is data about data. For a given scene, this might be any of the following details:
Who has the POV (point of view)?
Where does the action happen?
When does the action happen?
It could also be a note to yourself about how close to completion this scene is: