Tips and Tricks for Scrivener

New Scrivener Resources

Over the weekend of August 18-20th, I will be running a Scrivener workshop at the RWNZ conference in Rotorua, New Zealand. It's not the first time I've run a workshop on Scrivener, and it won't be the last. Regardless, I'm still looking forward to it.

Those who have seen my Tips and Tricks for Scrivener videos will know how much I love the software (even though it has its faults), and I love to encourage writers to use this program, which was designed for writers.

In preparation for the RWNZ conference, I have developed a few more handouts and other resources for Scrivener. I'd like to share those resources with the faithful followers of my blog too.

Getting Started

In Getting Started, you will be guided through the steps to start a new project, add chapters and scenes, and the basic things that you need to look out for when compiling your manuscript into a format suitable for submission. Two versions are available, highlighting the key differences between the Windows and Mac versions of Scrivener.

Inside Formatting

Inside Formatting highlights the features for customising compile outputs, in addition to how one might change the formatting for the editor/Scrivelings window. You can even find information on how to work with multiple books in the same project, but only compile the one book into your output file. Again two versions of this handout are available: Windows and Mac.

Scrivener Project Templates and Compile Settings

But my pride and joy are a collection of BW templates and compile settings. Create a book with a Prologue and an Epilogue. Work on your series within the same project file (i.e., multiple books in the same project). Or write a nonfiction with a Preface, multiple parts, and Appendices. I have shared with you templates needed to create all of these projects, and the compile settings needed to make the whole thing work. It doesn't matter if you are a Windows user or a Mac user — you can find the right files for your operating system.

Check out the full catalogue of Scrivener handouts, templates, and compile settings.

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