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New Scrivener webinars

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 Whether you’re unpublished, traditionally published, or self-published, it’s good to know how to get your work out of Scrivener and into a nicely formatted file.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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Romancing the Vote auction is live!

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:

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!

I’m on a podcast

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!

New post at WU on Alternate Uses for Scrivener

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.

❤️

Oh no NaNo

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/.

Upcoming Events

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.

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.