The joys of writing and the awesomeness of Scrivener

So I have begun to consolidate my notes and develop my outline further than basic ideas in my new 6000 word story. Like I said before I am going to branch out and forward from my brainstorming for The Man with the Devil’s Matchbook. And it is starting out beautifully. This is going to be a great short story to start out with. And hopefully I will be able to write more than one in a series of them. I am very happy that it is all working out so well. The best part of it all is that with the shorter format and more condensed timeline I am trying to develop I will be able to figure out my workflow better for writing overall. How to write everyday, regardless of where I am. How to get it all consolidated into Scrivener. And how to get from writing to editing to rewriting to final draft. Not to mention being able to share all of the ups and downs of it all with all of you. The coolest parts for me in all of this is that I will be getting to try out so many different techniques and tricks and finally will get to play around and really put Scrivener through its paces.

So expect some posts in the near future about writing shorter fiction. Not to mention tips and tricks for Scrivener from the novice point of view. (If you haven’t checked out Scrivener and you are a writer… well simply put you either have never heard of it or I have no idea why you haven’t.)

6 Responses to “The joys of writing and the awesomeness of Scrivener”
  1. disperser says:

    Thanks, I was waiting for it to go off Beta, and I had missed when it did so.

    • I’ve used it off and on since they came out with the windows beta. Just never really had the time to focus on figuring out all the fun bits and piece of it. I will admit that I am very pleased that they made it for windows. And from what I’ve heard they are working on a iOS version for the iPad. Which I can’t wait to get my hands on. That would help simplify my work flow so much.

  2. Pete Denton says:

    I have the beta/trial version of scrivener, but haven’t really gotten into it yet. I get the feeling it’s going to be great. I just need some time to give it ago. Good luck with it. I await your tips with interest.

    • I know that feeling. I had the beta version almost the entire time they were developing Scrivener for Windows. And to be brutely honest I didn’t use it that much. Mainly that was because it was on my personal laptop and I rarely found myself near it when I made the time to write. But last year for NaNoWriMo I used it to organize all of my snippets of writing into a manuscript. There was a bunch of cutting and pasting into it from all sorts of places from my phone to emails from work and the like. And it was amazing how much better it was to be able to see how it all got put together on the corkboard. Using it in writing my stories now is awesome and even better because I figure out new things everytime I boot it up. Hopefully some of my ramblings about it this week will help you with using it.

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