“Have you tried Scrivener?” asked my sister.
Smiling, I shook my head and said I wasn’t interested. If she uses it to write academic papers, I reasoned, how would it help me write fantasy novels?
So, what is Scrivener?
1) Less clutter on my actual writing desk
2) Keeps your inspiration close
3) It travels well
4) It’s not expensive
5) Try it for 30 days of use before you pay a cent
6) It’s easy to move over works in progress
Put a # before each chapter title or section break. When you import, click ‘import and split’ using # when it asks what to look for. There you go. All your chapters will separate and you can keep organized!
7) It keeps your writing goals on track
A Word of Caution
Now, I know it’s easy to get carried away by initial enthusiasm. It’s important to keep in mind what you need for your own writing style.
I’ve heard authors have a hard time formatting their books in Scrivener.
It’s not a seamless transition when you’re ready to publish- few things are, really.
Anything that makes productivity better is well worth the investment
It leaves time for other important things, like family trips and enjoying the summer sunshine.