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So I need a plot, but first, it seems, I need characters. I've read up on the 'theory' of characterisation, and it would appear that there should be two main characters: my protagonist playing the leading role, confronted by conflict, courtesy of my antagonist. Usually, the protagonist is the goodie, and the antagonist is the baddie - but not always. I am reliably informed that the protagonist and the antagonist both need...

  Using Scrivener: Three plus points #1: Everything is in one place. (Read Here) #2: I feel like I am in control. (Read Here) #3: I have a choice. Because there are so many aspects to a novel, so many dimensions to visualize, so many jigsaw pieces to fit together, the whole task can seem insurmountable - during writing and, even more so later, when editing. With Scrivener, I feel the project, this beast (which...

Using Scrivener: Three plus points #1: Everything is in one place. (Read Here)   #2: I feel like I am in control. Being in control is essential for those of us proud to 'suffer' from  OCD. I need to see my novel on lots of levels: from the top down, from the bottom up, from each character's point of view, and from the reader's perspective too. The binder panel sits to the left of my...

Using Scrivener: Three plus points Whenever I'm asked to comment on anything - be it a piece of writing, the weather, whatever - I always try to come up with plus points first, preferably three of them. It's an attitude of mind. My glass is always at least half full! Using Scrivener, there are so many plus points, the difficulty is in choosing just three! #1: Everything is in one place. I love NANO....

For years, I've had the Scrivener software on my computer, but not found time to use it until now. Why not? On first sight, this sophisticated package looked so complicated, even IT-savvy me was put off. Writer friends were raving about how brilliant Scrivener was, how it transformed their writing, but I wasn't listening. Why now? Fate intervened. A friend sent me a link to a video demo. Tempted to watch, I was amazed by Scrivener's power...