Whether you’re looking to make millions from your publication or just wanting to improve your creative writing skills, writing a novel can be an arduous task on almost every machine. From planning it out to getting the manuscript looking just right, there are a lot of different stages involved in the writing process and with the sheer minefield of applications out there designed for writers, most people are faced with one questions: which one(s) do I pick?
Well luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you so you don’t have to! Read on to discover our step-by-step tutorial on how to get a novel written on your Mac, from start to finish.
via How to Write a Novel on Your Mac | Mactuts+.
I love Scrivener. It’s the only Mac app I use for long-form writing and that’s because it’s the best.
It’s also extremely powerful and possesses hundreds of little tools and features I never use because I spend almost all of my time in the app actually writing.
Luckily, Scrivener has a presence on Twitter at @ScrivenerApp and the person (people?) behind it love sharing tips and tricks in 140 characters or less. I read them all, but it’s rare I remember any of them, which is why I was so thrilled to see a collection of all the tips organized in the Literature & Latte Forums this morning.
more here - Some Scrivener Links and a New TextExpander Snippet – Curious Rat.
Scrivener, Scrivener, Scrivener.
You could argue that a writer doesn’t need an external word processor that costs actual money (ACTUAL MONEY!) to write, and certainly not an idiosyncratic app like Scrivener. And a few years ago, I would agree.
Things have changed, my friend.
Enter Literature and Latte, a software company founded in 2006 by a solo dude wanting to write a thesis but not having the software he wanted to write it with. Firstly, that name is awesome, and I really want to open a bookshop cum cafe and call it that. Secondly, Scrivener, their first (and only, I believe) product, is fucking great.
via Writer’s Resources: A Look At Scrivener | The Fragmentist.