I’m over at Writer Unboxed today spilling the beans on how to use Scrivener’s split screen feature—one of my favorites! Stop by to learn more, and feel free to leave a comment or question.
QUICK REMINDER: If you wanted in on the Scrivener 3 Jump-Start webinar, sign up now. The Mac session is on Wednesday, and Windows is on Thursday!
Remember, if you can’t make it live, the replay will be available for 14 days after the event.
The Jump-Start is right for you if you’re still struggling to wrap your head around Scrivener, you’re using it—but aren’t very confident—or you feel like maybe you missed the key basics along the way.
Click a button above to learn more or sign up today. I hope to see you Wednesday or Thursday!
Exciting news! Over the next few months I’m launching a series of webinars to help you get better at Scrivener.
Each one is designed to take you from confused to comfortable—or comfortable to super-user, if that’s more your speed—in about an hour.
There’s no third-party group to join or give your information to; it’s just me.
Here’s the lineup:
Scrivener 3 for Mac
- Jump-Start, Wednesday, November 16, 10am PT
- Next-Level, Wednesday, December 7, 10am PT
- Compile Ready, Wednesday, January 11, 10am PT
Scrivener 3 for Windows
- Jump-Start, Thursday, November 17, 10am PT
- Next-Level, Thursday, December 8, 10am PT
- Compile Ready, Thursday, January 12, 10am PT
Each Zoom-based webinar includes:
- 60-90 minutes of instruction, plus I’ll stick around for questions.
- Access to the recording for 14 days after the event. So if you can’t make it live, or you want to review, no problem.
- A handy cheat sheet.
Scrivener 3 Jump-Start ($99)
Slingshot up the learning curve with this webinar that will teach you what you need to start using Scrivener—or feel more comfortable with it—immediately. Are you barely getting by with Scrivener? Did you try to use Scrivener but found it overwhelming?
I can get you from cautious to comfortable. Whether you’re a plotter or a seat-of-the-pants writer, Scrivener can work for you. Give me about an hour and I’ll show you how.
Scrivener 3 Next-Level ($99)
Level up your Scrivener skills with all the fun bells and whistles and shiny features to keep you organized, track your word count, manage multiple storylines or points-of-view, keep research at your fingertips, and more. Whether you plot, or not, you’ll learn all the tips and tricks to customize Scrivener for your unique writing process.
Scrivener 3 Compile Ready ($129)
Learn how to export your Scrivener manuscript as a Word document, ebook, or PDF for print-on-demand. Whether you’re unpublished, traditionally published, or self-published, it’s good to know how to get your work out of Scrivener and into a nicely formatted file.
This webinar will teach you to create professionally formatted files for agents, editors, readers, and retailers.
Click a button below to view the available webinars and learn more.
I hope to see you on Zoom!
Today, I have a fun surprise for you.
I’ve teamed up with 50 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Romantic Suspense novels to 2 lucky winners!
Oh, and the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW e-reader. 😉
My latest novel BLIND TRUST is in there, plus books from great authors like Sharon Hamilton and Delilah Devlin.
Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉🏻 https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/september22-win-a-bundle-of-romantic-suspense/.
Good luck and enjoy!
Want a quick overview of how to compile an ebook in Scrivener 3? Check out my latest post for Writer Unboxed today: Scrivener Skills: Creating an EPUB in Scrivener 3. Whether you just want to read through your manuscript, or you plan to upload it to a retailer, this post can help. Feel free to stop by and ask a question!
In October, I’m leading an interactive workshop at the Writer Unboxed OnConference called “Losing the Plot: Writing by the Seat of Your Pants.” It’s the workshop I’ve always wanted to see at a conference, and when I gave it at Pike’s Peak Writers in May, the feedback was excellent.
One attendee called it “group therapy for pantsers.” I’m not a therapist, but I agree. There’s value in feeling seen, and in an industry that pushes plotting really hard, those of us who don’t/can’t plot often feel like we’re in the minority or doing it wrong. Spoiler: we’re not!
I’m excited about the OnConference. Therese Walsh of Writer Unboxed has put together an incredible line-up of writers and industry folks, including literary agent and craft expert Donald Maass (teaching new material from his upcoming book), novelist and playwright Desmond Hall, and editor and authenticity reader Grace Wynter.
Not only that, but the format is different from the typical all-day cram fest. The sessions are spread out over several weeks—and recorded—so you don’t have to drop everything else in your life to attend. The platform is open 24/7 to allow writers to virtually hang out at tables, and even make their own tables by topic.
Sound good? Click the image below to check it out. Discounted early bird registration ends August 31st, so don’t delay if you plan to sign up!
I’m not a plotter, but I still find it useful to study story structure and the craft of writing.
My latest foray into structure is The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Carriger. It’s an important counterpoint to the “hero’s journey” approach, and it’s not just for stories about or by women. Written in Carriger’s snarky, irreverent voice, it identifies the key elements of the heroine’s journey, gives examples of its uses in both myth and (some very) popular fiction/media, and discusses how to incorporate it into your own work.
Have you read it? If so, what'd you think? Do you find books on story structure helpful?