I’ve been talking to several writers and the one thing they all seem to tell me is, Scrivener will change your life. I’m thinking of trying this life-changing event. It comes with a free trial on the latte site. So, what do I have to lose? maybe my sanity but there isn’t much to lose there anyway.
I have a paper due for school on Tuesday. I may let this be my first adventure with the program. If I like it, my next big project may involve Scrivener. I’m watching a tutorial on YouTube about it and it looks cool. I like that you can import images and that kind of thing. It looks like what I do anyway. Draw pics, write things down in notebooks and then try to compile everything together. I like the idea of having it all in one place though. Not quite convinced but getting there. I’ll let you know what happens.
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I’ve been using it for almost 5 years now and I really like it. Especially for bigger projects. I had to copy my manuscript and paste it into word to send to an editor I’m working with. While I like that Word has the track changes feature and she is able to make comments, working with an 85,000+ word document gets downright unwieldy after a while.
With Scrivener, I’m able to break down the manuscript into chapters, scenes, or even scenes within scenes if I really get crazy with the nesting. Character sketches, location information, pictures (as you mentioned) and a lot of other information stored all in one place.
Another feature I like is the variety of templates they offer. I’ve taken a screenwriting class and hope to try my hand at that eventually too. Not having to buy other software just to do that is always a good thing.
I’m pretty sure there are a lot of features I still don’t know about too.
Hope that helps a little.
It does help. I think I’m going to try it. I mean they offer a free trial and it’s only $45 dollars for the program. For all it does sounds well worth it. I do have problems with larger pieces. I lose track when using Word, especially after 50000 words. You’re right though large documents can be hard to keep under control. I did notice several people on the tutorials who write the way I do. They don’t outline and are pansters. So, that part appeal to me even more. I did find the last time I tried to write a long piece, I had notebooks all over the place. Notes on my phone and I had a hard time keeping up with character names. I’m assuming it would help with that also.