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Revising Your Manuscript in Scrivener

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1 hour ago, Shamrock said:

Is Scrivener a writing program?

I use it.  It is beyond powerful and flexible.  Highly recommended, and not too expensive either!  

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I take that as a yes then. 

I use  ProWRite Aid and I have to say it has definitely helped.

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I really like using Scrivener - for the most part, anyway - but I'm sure this will be helpful.

Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Mosher!!

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I use yWriter because, well, free! Toggling from draft to note is eluding me, probably because I'm trying to keep the tutorial open at the same time.

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I’m still writing in Open Office! I need to get Scrivner. I don’t know how many times I’m going to tell myself that before I actually do it. 😂

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I tried using Scrivener today (30-day trial) and ran for the hills after 10 minutes. 😂 I know it's amazing, but I think I need to take Scrivener 101 and possibly 202 first.

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13 hours ago, PenName said:

and ran for the hills after 10 minutes. 😂 I know it's amazing, but I think I need to take Scrivener 101 and possibly 202 first.

Lol. Think I’d be in the same boat. o_O 

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15 hours ago, carolinamtne said:

There are numerous tutorials out there.

I know. 😜 I think part of the problem is I'm not at the point where I feel I really need it just yet since my current WIPs don't have massive worldbuilding, which is what I think I would use it for. So maybe I'm not willing to devote time to the tutorials yet. 😂 I'll probably need it eventually for my fantasy or sci-fi stories, at which time I'll have to dive in again. 

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When I began NaNoWriMo in 2004, I started in a Notepad-like app just to get text on a page. I switched to Word when I wanted a way to get the automatic word count, and switched again to FrameMaker so I could assemble chapters in a book and have more control over the text.

The next time I competed was 2014 and I used Scrivener that time around and it made all the difference. Scrivener uses small .RTF files under the hood which I can drag and drop in the book tree structure which makes it easy for me to write a scene at any time and figure out where it goes later. I can drop the scene down in the Research section until I'm ready for it and then drag it up into the novel when I know where it will end up.

Furthermore, I heavily use the Characters feature as a place to keep track of my large and growing cast of misfits. Every time I introduce a new character I'll go down to the Character file and dash down their name and a short description. The more I use Scrivener, the I wonder how I ever got along without it.

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That is exactly what I need it for, @Johne! I have a huge cast in my fantasy story and when I do work on it it's always out of order. Maybe I'll just start putting my fantasy stuff in there when I work on it (which is only occasionally).

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I use yWriter, open-source and free, with Google Docs (advertiser supported).  The fonts tend to jump around when I log in or out ( probably because of something I'm doing wrong) but they all even out when I export them. 

 

So I use this to keep track of the changes I make to the files.

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3 hours ago, EClayRowe said:

I use yWriter


Our own K.M. Weiland used yWriter for many years and really liked it. 

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14 hours ago, EClayRowe said:

I use yWriter,

I've considered using yWriter, but never have.

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