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!
Happy Twos-day! (2/22/22 on Tuesday, just in case you haven’t looked at a calendar yet.)
I have a new Scrivener post up at WriterUnboxed.com today that discusses options for tagging, color-coding, and organizing your documents. I hope you’ll check it out. Feel free to comment on the post if you have questions.
Some of you were around for the Romancing the Runoff auction in 2020 that raised almost $500,000. (You rock!) Well, now the organizers are back with Romancing the Vote, an auction where all proceeds go to Fair Fight, a nonprofit organization supporting safe and easy access to fair voting for everyone.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment are offering signed books, Zoom chats, writing critiques, and more.
In addition to my 1-Hour of Private Scrivener training, here are some of the fabulous items on the block:
- 1-month mentorship with author Jeannie Lin.
- 1-Hour Zoom chat with USA Today Bestselling historical romance author Beverly Jenkins.
- $100 gift card to an independent bookstore.
- A food history Zoom class with Shayne Leslie Figueroa, PhD. This one makes me wish I wrote historical fiction!
There are also a limited number of “Buy It Now” items available at lower price points so everyone can participate.
Bidding starts right now, and ends Friday the 18th at 6pm Pacific time. I hope you win something awesome! If you do, I’d love to hear about it. Happy Valentine's Day!
Someone who has a few ideas about how to organize your writing is Trevor Thrall, author of The 12 Week Year for Writers and host of the Get Your Writing Done podcast. He recently asked me to be a guest on his podcast, and my episode dropped this week. We discussed:
- how I started writing, and why I began using Scrivener.
- why I started teaching other writers.
- how I ended up writing Scrivener For Dummies.
- a little bit about my writing process. And…
- some of Scrivener’s best features, including one that’s often overlooked.
The entire episode is only 40 minutes, and you can listen (or read the transcript) here or through your favorite podcast platform. Let me know what you think!
Did you know you can use Scrivener for more than just writing a novel or memoir? I’ve highlighted a few ideas for you over at WriterUnboxed.com today, and there are more great suggestions in the comments. I hope you’ll stop by to check it out, ask a question, or share your own ways for using Scrivener beyond the manuscript.
And if you’re in the US, have a great Thanksgiving weekend! I’m grateful to all of you for being part of my community, and all the support you’ve given me over the years.
Late summer and early fall have been busy, busy, busy. Things are starting to calm down, but when I’m not learning to play pickle ball—so much fun!—I’ve basically got my head down working on my current manuscript.
I’ve found the joy in my story again, and I pretty much don’t want to do anything else but work on it these days. Which is how I just today realized that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) already started.
I’m not participating this year since I’m in the middle of a project and don’t want to stop (see previous paragraph), but I am trying to lay down as many words as possible before the end of the year.
How about you? Are you trying your hand at NaNo?
If so, here’s one of the many posts I’ve done on how Scrivener can help you hit your 1667 words/day: Winning NaNoWriMo with Scrivener.
And if you need help with anything else in Scrivener, you can find a list of all my blog posts on the subject at https://gwenhernandez.com/scrivener-tips/.
For the next few days I’ll be immersed in a virtual version of my favorite business conference for romance writers (Romance Author Mastermind), and I have a couple of appearances booked for the next few months.
Here’s what’s already on my schedule into the new year.
- Grand Rapids Regional Writers Group, 13 November (Scrivener webinar)
- Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 28 April-1 May (two half-day Scrivener workshops, a one-hour Scrivener presentation, and a one-hour discussion on writing for pantsers)
Whether you’re working toward 50K words this month or not, I hope this message finds you well as we race toward the end of 2021.
Hey, Scrivener Fans! Have you ever felt like you needed one place to capture all the details about the characters, settings, and timelines in your book series?
If so, you’re in luck. I’m over at Writer Unboxed today talking about the options for creating a series bible in Scrivener, and providing a sneak peek at mine. Stop by to check it out and ask any questions you have. Happy writing!