Tag Archive for Scrivener

Writing Workflow

Many of us blog to capture the “little stories” our research discovers. As the collection of little stories grows, they can then be repurposed into any number of family history projects. It’s not that difficult to copy/paste text from a blog post into a writing platform where they can be viewed as part of the…

Building Family History

I’ve been blogging for over ten years and one of the results is that I have a nice little collection of family stories. I had been copy/pasting them into a Scrivener project and taking advantage of its easy reorganization features to use those stories for small family history projects. Recently I’ve been using Byword [Mac…

Scrivener Classes

Gwen Hernandez is a romance novelist. She is also a Scrivener expert and the author of Scrivener for Dummies. She just announced some upcoming online classes: Scrivener I: The Basics and Beyond (Mac & Windows), September 8-24 Scrivener II: Intermediate and Advanced Concepts (Mac & Windows), October 14-30 Scrivener Master Course: Compile (Mac & Windows), December 8-17…

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Scrivener for Mac is on sale in the App Store for $22.99!

Scrivener for Geneablogging?

Have you considered Scrivener as a blogging tool? For geneabloggers, it becomes not only a workplace for blogging but a local archive for your growing collection of articles which can then be easily repurposed into any number of other publications. Here you see my Family Stories project in Scrivener opened to a story in the…

A Scrivener/Evernote Collaboration

I’m in the research stage for an update to my Researcher’s Digital Toolbox book and have been putting Evernote to work to help me capture interesting tidbits I find here and there. I especially appreciate Evernote’s simplified article capture which just gives me the article content minus all the surrounding site design, ads, etc. But,…

Little Stories

Yesterday, while sorting through some of The Family Archive, I stumbled onto this little jewel from our time in Germany. I worked for Boston University’s Overseas Programs which was headquartered at Hammonds Barracks – about halfway between Mannheim and Heidelberg. It’s a decorated egg shell created by the husband one of my co-workers. He made…

Serialize your family history

One of the reasons there are so many geneabloggers is that we have discovered it as the perfect platform for creating and presenting our family history one story at a time. Instead of waiting until I have all my research completed, when I have gathered enough on a person or event, I’ll write that story…

Taking Scrivener to the Porch

Last week we paid a visit to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ home at Cross Creek. She wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Yearling, and most of her other stories from this table on her porch. Although I’ll never have anything close to her writing talent, I do have a delightful porch and it’s been an enjoyable…

Adding Checklists to a Scrivener Project

Building on the idea to include writing and editing support within my Scrivener project, I’ve found a very nice proofreading guide thanks to Indiana University. By saving it as a web archive file, I was able to easily incorporate it into the Style Guide section of my project. For more information on web archive files…