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I use inline annotations while I am writing. Rather than stop to set up a comment or a footnote, I click the annotations icon and type a message to myself, click the button again and carry straight on. I don't let my internal editor interrupt the flow! Annotations: an example This is an extract from my Aide Memmoir novel. While writing, during NaNoWriMo, I needed a few pieces of factual information, but I'd...

Chapter titles and numbering! Because Scrivener offers so much flexibility and gives you so many options to choose between, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed by it all. My advice is to leave the defaults as they are and, only if you feel the need to change something, should you start to explore what options are open to you. So, let's explore today's topic: Chapter titles and numbering ...

My guest today is Rosemary Kind. Rosemary Kind set up the short story download site Alfie Dog Fiction, providing an opportunity for authors to submit their work for publication, and for readers to enjoy an affordable short story online. There are also a number of short story collections, published by Alfie Dog Fiction. This month the site celebrates its fifth birthday and has lots of special offers. How did I meet Rosemary...

Today's guest is Alinka Rutkowska, fellow Wrimo and Scrivener fan.   Back in March 2016, Alinka shared how she uses Scrivener in her writing. Since then, she and I have been talking and finding that we have much in common. We're learning all the time, and we make mistakes along the way. We both want to share what we've discovered, to help other writers enjoy the same success we've had, without the setbacks. We...

In my last blog post, I recommended you take up the offer of free video training courtesy of Joseph Michael. I'm hoping you've had time to look at Video 1: Setting up Scrivener for Your Success. One thing that crossed my mind was that, while Joseph explained what the Binder is all about, the editing space was blank. Joseph imported a file that had already been written - easy!   But what if...

I'm delighted to have as my guest today, Alinka Rutkowska, a fellow Wrimo and a huge Scrivener fan.   Alinka's first novel, published under her pen name, Ally Capraro, is due out a week today, on 29 March!   How important is Scrivener for you, Alinka? I couldn't have written my novel without Scrivener. I'm a children's author, I mean, I used to be, until I started dreaming of writing a novel. And when I...

During the recent series of Red Pen Launch webinars, I was blessed with the support of romantic novelist and veteran RedPenner, Patsy Collins.   With NaNoWriMo less than a week from now, I've invited Patsy to tell us her plans for November. So, Patsy, NaNoWriMo 2015. Will you be taking part? I've not completed NaNo during the last couple of years, and previously I've 'cheated' at NaNo and used it to write 50,000 words of...