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FREE 14-day Scrivener course While the sun is shining and the kids are on their school holidays, thoughts drift to taking the plunge. The local swimming pool. A dip in the sea. Starting to learn how to use Scrivener? Learn how to use Scrivener in just fourteen days! Starting TODAY, set aside 30-60 mins a day and, by 1 September, you'll be using Scrivener with confidence. And after that ...

The calm after the storm? It's a fact. The excitement of completing NaNoWriMo in the final days, hours or minutes of November results in such an adrenalin rush. Afterwards, life falls a bit flat! So, how can we cope with the post-NaNoWriMo vacuum? Apart from reconnecting with family and friends who hardly recognise you - and spending time enjoying the festive season - here are my top 5 tips. Post-NaNoWriMo TIP 1: Keep on writing You've made a habit...

Today's guest is Wayne Kelly I've been privileged to appear on his Joined Up Writing Podcast, talking about Scrivener and NaNoWriMo. Now, it's my turn to welcome Wayne to my world. How did you come across Scrivener in the first place? Back in 2012, I successfully completed Nano and received a discount code to purchase Scrivener. It was the first time I’d even heard of the software and I was immediately attracted to screenshots...

Status field to the rescue In the past fortnight, I've continued to work through my NaNo novel, Aide Memoire, completing the tasks I set myself (and you!) in the post published on 16 April: Scrivener: The Editor's tool. I've had to break several longer documents into separate scenes and, in doing so, I've spotted scenes (already!) that I need to write, to fill gaps or expand on an event. Knowing which documents need working on...

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...

What's your learning style? As a teacher, I'm aware that students have different learning styles and, to meet their needs, it's important to present information in ways to suit these various learning styles. As a student, trying to learn Scrivener, for the best results, you also need to be aware of how best you learn. If you are happy working your way through an online tutorial, great! Literature and Latte provide this facility...

I use Scrivener - for all my writing projects. Why? Because it makes me feel I am in control. Correction: I am in control! Why use Scrivener for NaNo2017?  (NaNo is short for NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month, and that’s November – the month I set aside each year to write, write, write.) Why use Scrivener for NaNo2017? A good question! There are four quick answers: Scrivener will make the planning of my...

Scrivener provides comprehensive Search options. This series of posts will look at all of Scrivener's search options in detail. First though: an introduction. Three types of search tool There are essentially three types of search tool on offer: Project searches allow you to find instances of particular words or phrases within the whole project, subject to choices you make about where you want the search to happen, and how fussy you are about what is...