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20% off Scrivener classes with coupon

To celebrate Tech Tuesday—yes, it’s a thing (that I made up)—all of my Scrivener classes are 20% off through December 3rd with coupon code CT2018!

Want to love Scrivener but just can’t figure it out? Already love it but wish you were more comfortable with it? Or maybe compiling is your Achilles’ heel.

I have a class for you!

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Scrivener 3 Fundamentals (Mac)

Scrivener 3 Compile Mastery (Mac)

Jump Into Scrivener 3 for Mac (FREE transition course for Scrivener 2 users)

Scrivener 1 for Windows: The Basics and Beyond

Scrivener 2 for Mac: The Basics and Beyond

Let me take you through Scrivener step by step. Every course lets you work at your own pace, and includes:

  • instant access when you're ready to start learning
  • step-by-step explanations in easy-to-digest lessons
  • unlimited Q&A with the instructor
  • plenty of screenshots
  • video walk-throughs (with closed captioning)
  • a mobile-friendly layout
  • all of the above indefinitely

"Fantastic course. I've been using Scriener for years. Long enough to think I know enough to work efficiently Think again. I was surprised how much I didn't know." -HSS

Don’t have time right now? No worries. Register today and start learning when the holiday craziness is over (or whenever you’re ready). Classes never expire.

No need to rush, except to take advantage of this deal. Coupon CT2018 expires Monday, December 3rd.*

Sign up today!

Enjoy the season,

Gwen Hernandez written in teal script

P.S. Feel free to share this with a friend. Or a loving family member, you know, as a hint. 😉

*Coupon expires December 3, 2018 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Don’t miss out!

ScrivenerClasses.com is finally here!

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The wait is over! My new Scrivener training platform is finally up and running at ScrivenerClasses.com. The Intro course is up now, and is 40% off through Friday night at midnight EST.

What's new?

  • Join when you're ready to learn
  • Expanded content
  • Easy-to-digest lessons
  • Videos (40 of them!)
  • Plenty of screenshots
  • Downloadable review sheets
  • Badges for completing sections, and a finisher's “trophy”
  • Mobile-friendly layout
  • 60 days of access to all of the above
  • Permanent access to the student discussion forum

What's the same?

  • A Q&A forum where you can ask me questions (new forum, same old instructor 😉 )
  • My step-by-step approach to revealing Scrivener's secrets
  • My commitment to helping you learn and love Scrivener

Click the button below to learn more, try out the free lessons, and register.

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P.S. I'm working on the Intermediate/Advanced and Compile courses now, and expect to have them live in the spring. Got questions about the new site or course content? Ask away!

Scrivener winter/spring classes open for registration

Online course graphicAll winter/spring online Scrivener courses are open for registration right now, up through the first day of class.

For the full scoop on curriculum and format, see my online course page. Ready to sign up now? Click one of the links below to register. 🙂

Scrivener I: The Basics and Beyond
Date: February 23-March 11, 2015
Length: 17 days
Price: $25
CLOSED

Scrivener II: Intermediate and Advanced Concepts
Date: March 30-April 15, 2015
Length: 17 days
Price: $25
Mac | Windows

Scrivener Master Course: Compile
Date: May 11-20, 2015
Length: 10 days
Price: $20
Mac | Windows

Scrivener Compile courses start December 8th!

Online course graphicHappy Thursday! I’m flying to California tomorrow to present a Scrivener workshop for the San Francisco Area Romance Writers of America chapter on Saturday. Wanna attend? Click here for more information.

Also, in case you’re not on my newsletter list, I just announced that my next round of Scrivener Master Course: Compile classes are open for registration. Yay! The classes start December 8th. Maybe an early holiday gift to yourself? 😉

Also, there’s still time to sign up for Scrivener II: Intermediate and Advanced Concepts (Mac & Windows), which starts Tuesday. (Oops! My newsletter had the day incorrectly listed as Monday. This is why writers have editors… *sigh*)

Anyway, here’s the lowdown on the Compile courses, and you can get more information on all of my class offerings on the Scrivener Courses page.

If you have a long holiday weekend—and even if you don’t—enjoy!


Scrivener Master Course: Compile (Mac & Windows)
Date: December 8-17, 2014
Length: 10 days
Price: $20

Click the appropriate button below to register now.

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Do you love Scrivener, but get stuck when it comes to compiling (exporting) your work? This one-week compile course will cover everything you need to know to get your manuscript out of Scrivener and into a beautiful Word document, PDF, e-book, or print-on-demand file.

Topics include:

– Best practices for setting up your project file

– Handling front matter and back matter

– Understanding the different compile options and features

– Chapter auto-numbering, formatting, and saving compile presets

– Creating specific types of output: DOC/RTF, EPUB/MOBI, PDF for print-on-demand services

Format: The course is conducted in a virtual classroom, which allows me to post daily lessons in DOC and PDF for students to download, and provides a forum for asking/answering questions. The course also includes at least one video screencast where I answer student questions through an on-screen demonstration.

Prerequisites: Either have taken Scrivener I or II, or have a good grasp of the concepts in Scrivener I (see course description on class page).

Fall online Scrivener courses now open for registration

Image of Scrivener mug and course announcementFall is coming soon, which means it's time for another Scrivener course (or two). Based on student feedback, I've decided to make some changes.1. I am splitting my original four-week, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink course into two different classes. That means less time commitment per course, and less money to spend if you're not ready to move into–or only need–intermediate and advanced concepts.

(If you're waiting for a Compile class, don't worry. The next one starts December 8th.)

2. We're getting a new classroom environment, one that I hope will provide some of the benefits of the previous platform, but without the technical problems.

The new classroom is set up like a web forum. Not as pretty, but it allows for organizing Q&A by topic, and makes the content searchable. A big plus for those who can't remember where they saw a post.

To learn more–and/or to register–keep reading! Or, for more detailed information on all of my upcoming courses, visit the course page on my website.

Want to be the first to know when my next course opens? Join my newsletter.
Happy writing!

Scrivener I: The Basics and Beyond
Date: September 8-24, 2014
Price: $25

This class will teach you how to customize your Scrivener projects for the way you write. You’ll also learn simple but powerful tools for organizing, visualizing, revising, and sharing your work.

This workshop is for anyone with a beginning to intermediate level of experience with Scrivener.

Prerequisites: Download/install Scrivener on your computer (the free trial is fine).

Topics include:
– Creating a New Project/Scrivener Overview
– Working with documents and folders: moving, renaming, splitting and merging, grouping
– Adding synopses and viewing them in the Corkboard
– Using and customizing the label and status fields and color coding your documents
– Working with document and project notes
– Creating references to research material, notes, and pictures
– Using split screen and full screen composition modes- Creating backups and getting help
– Understanding the basics of compiling (exporting) your work to other formats

Format: The course is conducted in a virtual classroom, which allows me to post daily lessons in DOC and PDF for students to download, and provides a forum for asking/answering questions. The course also includes a weekly video screencast where I answer student questions through an on-screen demonstration.

 


Scrivener II: Intermediate and Advanced Concepts
Date: October 14-30, 2014
Price: $25This course will take your Scrivener knowledge to the next level. It's intended for those who already have a solid foundation in Scrivener.

Prerequisites: Scrivener I, or a good understanding of the topics covered in Scrivener I (see course description above), and Scrivener installed on your computer.

Topics include:
– Using advanced search and replace functions
– Creating saved searches and collections
– Tracking progress and viewing project statistics, including word frequency
– Using annotations, comments and footnotes
– Working with the Corkboard & Outliner (advanced concepts)
– Using snapshots to save older versions of your work
– Creating custom project templates
– Compiling (exporting) your work to other formats, printing synopses, index cards, and outlines

Format: The course is conducted in a virtual classroom, which allows me to post daily lessons in DOC and PDF for students to download, and provides a forum for asking/answering questions. The course also includes a weekly video screencast where I answer student questions through an on-screen demonstration.