Our manual outlines how to use Scrivener to make your writing better, and is useful for writers of all stripes – which includes you.
It is 48 hours before your dissertation is due and, despite the chaos, you are trying to complete the final edits, because it’s the only choice you have.
There is one problem — and it isn’t the pile of unclean dishes housing sea-green mold and chatty-vermin that has become your sink — it is your computer and it is time. You should be going faster then this, you put your blood-shot pounding head in your hands and groan, “Why am I going so slow? This computer is brand new... what is the problem?”
It isn’t your computer’s specs. It is your writing process. It is because you have not yet started using Scrivener.
It is opening up a new webpage or PDF every 15 minutes to fact-check research. It is switching back and forth be- tween this research, your outline, your bibliography, and your draft. It is waiting for your files to load, bouncing be- tween them, and getting lost in the quantity of windows on your computer screen or document.
Scrivener has two key features: it loads all documents at once and it has many visual organizational tools. Scrivener has optimum productivity, thus it gives writers more time to actually write and accomplish their goals.
This manual outlines:
-Planning your manuscript
-Importing existing documents into Scrivener
-Collecting your notes
-Organizing files and documents within Scrivener
-Keeping track of your characters for fiction writing
-Bringing it all together and writing your manuscript
-The editing process, including sharing with beta readers.
-Publishing your masterpiece online