Setting Up a Scrivener Project

Setting Up a Scrivener Project http://wp.me/pUz7q-3bt

I find the beginning of a writing project a difficult and intimidating time. I have an idea and possibly a few notes – maybe even a rough outline – but there’s still so much to consider before I write the first paragraph. Starting your first project in Scrivener can be rather intimidating too, but hopefully this post will show you how the app can quickly become your friend and make those early…

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Adding Checklists to a Scrivener Project

Build a writing support section in your Scrivener project with checklists http://wp.me/pUz7q-3dO

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 – and how to use them in Scrivener – see Setting Up a Scrivener Project. Other…

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Taking Scrivener to the Porch

Taking Scrivener to the Porch

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings “office” at Cross Creek. 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 place to work the last couple of…

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Building Family History

Building family history one story at a time … with the right workflow. http://wp.me/pUz7q-4cD

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 – $11.99, iOS – $2.99 plus $2.99 per platform to add publishing…

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Family History Writing Platforms

Consider using a writing platform for your family history … http://wp.me/pUz7q-4Gy

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 share with my family. This is where writing platforms like Scrivener [Win & Mac – $45]…

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