Five Things Tamara Ireland Stone Loves About Scrivener

I’m a Scrivener fan. I’ve talked with a lot of writers who are as evangelical about this program as I am (many even more so), and I’ve probably met an equal number who have tried it and found that it didn’t fit their needs. But from what I can tell, a lot of writers are still curious about it.

If you’re in the third camp, this post is for you.

more here - The League of Extraordinary Writers: Five Things Tamara Ireland Stone Loves About Scrivener.

How to Write Faster and Get Organized with Scrivener

Do you want to write faster?

Wish you could keep everything associated with your writing in one easy-to-access place that’s portable and searchable?

Consider giving Scrivener a try. Scrivener is writing software—with versions for both Mac and Windows—that’s customizable to the way you work.

When a friend recommended Scrivener to me several years ago, I wondered what it could possibly do that my standard word processor couldn’t. Boy, was I shocked! Happily so. I bought the software immediately and haven’t looked back.

more here –  How to Write Faster and Get Organized with Scrivener.

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood: Plotting with Scrivener

I am a plotter, not a pantser. I would no more think about starting a book without a plan for it, than I would leave my house on a long trip without my GPS. I’ve been a plotter for a long time, and it used to be that I kept all my notes, GMC charts, photos of characters, plot outlines and whatnot in separate documents for each book. Then I would create a great big fat Word document for the manuscript. And I would start writing the story at the beginning and end on the last page. Every book was written in a linear fashion.

Enter Scrivener, a word processing program that’s designed to help authors manage bigger works of fiction. I tried this program out about a year ago. And it’s changed everything. I honestly don’t know how I would plot or write without this software program. I mentioned this recently in a comment on the blog, and immediately my Ruby Sisters suggested that I write a blog. So here it is.

via The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood.