Tag Archive for Scrivener

Scrivener Updates

Both the Windows and Mac versions of Scrivener have been updated. You’ll find a few changes in the user interface – especially on the Mac version so it fits in with the look and feel of the new OS. They have also incorporated the latest version of MultiMarkdown (v. 4). Most of the updates are…

Family History Writing Platforms

Are you like me and writing your family history one story at a time as your research discovers it? I’ve watched my collection of “little stories” grow significantly over the years. Now, it’s a matter of getting all of those stories collected and organized so they can be used to create family history projects to…

Protecting Your Posts

Have you considered developing a writing workflow that not only makes it easy to post to your blog, but also create a copy in your writing platform of choice? You may want to do this – for more than just convenience.

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…