Writing using Scrivener is a delight. It has helped me win NaNoWriMo this year, and complete a full book some years ago. I hate having all the information and tips scattered in different files. Scrivener lets you have everything ordered in one single project: drafts and research. And that’s heaven for me.
So, what are the critical points of Scrivener? What makes it so unique? For starters, you can create your manuscript with a particular order. If you then don’t like that order, you can change it quickly. By having different chunks of writing, you can also avoid the writing fright.
The writing fright happens when you have too many words written on a page, but you don’t know how it’s connected to the rest (or you’ve forgotten). It can also happen when you have written a lot, but you can hardly remember how it all began. Or, it can even happen when you are facing a blank page.
When you have all your writing ordered in small chunks, you can quickly decide the order, how to change things, or even if you want that piece at all.
You can see details, or you can see the whole thing quickly. It depends on how you want to order your project. Scrivener is also perfect for research. You get everything in one place, and you can see everything at a glance if you want that. You can attach pics, or videos in your research if you need to do so.
Imagine you’re creating a character for your novel. It’s great to have the file of that character just available in the same place where you write. You don’t need to open any other program. Just go to research with a link! If you need to check two chapters at the same time, you can have them one next to the other as well. Possibilities with Scrivener are almost endless.
I started using Scrivener for Academic projects. And now I’m using it to write books. It has saved me lots of troubles, and I can sync everything with all my devices.
I have Scrivener on my Desktop, on my iPhone, and on my iPad mini. Whatever I write in any of those devices gets synced anywhere else. And that’s fantastic! I don’t need to worry about doing much. You can sync it through the cloud, or via Dropbox. I suppose you can do the same for Windows users as long as you use Dropbox to save your projects.
Anyway, I’m a happy Scrivener user, and I do recommend it if you’re going to write a novel. It’s also great for writing papers, or to keep all your research in one place. I’ll be showing how I use it shortly, but if you want to go ahead and get it, you can find it here:
- Buy Scrivener 3 for macOS (Regular Licence) [Scrivener]
- Buy Scrivener 3 for macOS (Education Licence) [Scrivener]
- Buy Scrivener for Windows (Regular Licence) [Scrivener]
- Buy Scrivener for Windows (Education Licence) [Scrivener]
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