Story Genius and Scrivener If you’re a fan of Story Genius by Lisa Cron, I published an article at Writer Unboxed on Sunday about how to use Scrivener to work through the Story Genius process. I also included a Scrivener template—reviewed and approved by Lisa Cron—that I created to go with it. Even if you
Which Scrivener template should you choose? That depends on what you’re trying to do and how you plan to set up your project. Here are some hints on picking a template for your next project. (If you’re not sure how to create a new project, check out this post.) What is a Project Template, Anyway? A
Whether you’re stuck with a desktop computer, or don’t want to lug your laptop around, Scrivener for iOS can set you free. Since I expect many of you will be using it to lay down words for NaNoWriMo this year, here’s how to use my favorite features for NaNo (as covered in last week’s post
Are you ready to NaNo? If you’re not familiar with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), it’s a writing challenge where people from all over the world try to write at least 50,000 words toward a novel in one month. Specifically, the 30-day, family-commitment-laden (in the U.S. anyway) month of November. NaNoWriMo is about quantity over quality.
Scrivener for Windows has had several updates in the last few months. Even if you bothered to skim through the list, here are a couple of cool changes that might have skipped your notice. Highlighting Affected Documents in Compile (version 1.9.7, October 2016) I’ve been waiting for this one to come to Windows for a
I’m trying to finish up book three in my Men of Steele series, and I can see why so many authors swear by a series bible. In case you haven’t heard the term before, a series bible is a collection of key details about everything and everyone in the world of your series, from the
With Print-on-Demand (POD) services like CreateSpace, Lulu, LightningSource and others, you can make your book available to your readers with no upfront cost to you. Even better, with Scrivener you don’t even have to use Word to do it. You can just set up everything in Compile and create a POD-ready file. If you’re not