I’m over at Writer Unboxed today discussing section types and section layouts, two key concepts in Scrivener 3’s new approach to compile. I hope you’ll check it out!
I had fun talking to Terry Heath on the new Indie Author’s Journey podcast about what Scrivener is, what I like about it, what’s new in Scrivener 3, and my suggestions for approaching how to learn it.
Clocking in at 34 minutes, this episode’s not too much of a commitment, so I hope you’ll check it out.
And if you need to spice things up, drink every time I say “cool.” Do not do this while driving. 😉
My new course, Scrivener 3 Fundamentals for Mac is now live at ScrivenerClasses.com. For $39, this course provides the essential functions and features of Scrivener 3 that you need to get started writing. Valuable for plotters, pantsers/discovery writers, fiction and nonfiction, long or short stories, blogging, or whatever else you’re writing.
By the end of Scrivener 3 Fundamentals, you’ll be able to:
- create and setup a project that works for your writing style or type of project.
- rename and rearrange chapters, scenes, sections of your manuscript.
- work with the Corkboard to plot or preview your manuscript’s structure.
- find anything in your project.
- backup your work and find/use a project backup.
- compile to a Word document.
- find help when you need it.
- 48 quick, step-by-step lessons
- 15 instructional videos
- Q&A with the instructor (either on the site or via private Facebook group)
- 10 cheat/review sheets
- progress chart to keep you on track
I’m moving this week, but I’ll be checking in at least once a day to answer student questions. Happy writing!
Scrivener 3 for Mac is here! To celebrate, I’ve created a free mini-course to help you transition from Scrivener 2 that covers what’s moved (with a downloadable table of menu commands), what’s changed, and what’s new.
In addition, I’ll be rolling out new Scrivener 3 for Mac courses over the next few weeks. I’m going to be taking a slightly different approach this time around, while offering the same style of teaching that you’ve told me you love. I hope you’ll check them out. To make sure you get notified when new classes are live, you can join my newsletter, follow this blog, or check ScrivenerClasses.com from time to time.
Windows users: There’s still good news. The Scrivener 3 for Windows public beta released today as well, and the full software is due next year. When the time comes, I’ll have classes for you too. 😉
I’m mired in revisions and Scrivener course planning, so I’m skipping this year, but here are a few posts on Scrivener’s best features to help you reach 1667 words per day.
If you need more Scrivener help, I have over 60 blog posts on the subject.
You also might try dictating your words, and see what happens.
Do you love to plot or revise with index cards? Ever wished you could take them with you, reorder them, search them, add or change their color, or revise their content easily? You can if you work with virtual index cards on Scrivener’s Corkboard. I’m at Writer Unboxed today to give you the whole scoop. And if you have any questions, hit me up. 🙂
One of the Scrivener questions I get asked frequently is, “What’s the correct way to set up my project?” Check out my answer over at Writer Unboxed.
By the way, if you’ve missed any of my old Scrivener posts—or just want to go through the archives—they’re all available on my website under the Scrivener Help tab. Or you can click here.
Anyone going to the Surrey International Writers Conference in British Columbia, Canada in October? I’ll be there! I’m excited. Not only have I heard good things about SIWC, but it’ll be my first international speaking engagement.
Happy May Day!