This question came up during the April session of the Simply Scrivener Special webinar series.
Which project template should I use?
The developers of Scrivener anticipated many different types of material an author might want to write. For each, there is a separate template: Blank, Fiction, Non-fiction, Scriptwriting, Poetry & Lyrics, and Miscellaneous.
If you choose Fiction, there are then three more options: Novel, Novel (with Parts), and Short Story.
For a novel, the Manuscript part...
In much the same way I used Scrivener's Setting Sketch template for my various locations, the Character Sketch template is useful for my cast of characters.
And until their 'real' names start to emerge, I'm also using dummy names for my characters.
For each location, I've nominally assigned a hostess. I know the Safari Supper system relies on couples and filling tables of six or eight. But for now, I'm assuming one...