Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. It is every authors, writers, novelist, aspiring writers or self published writer's dream! And you could win it!
Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done.
While Scrivener gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Have you been collecting research, ordering fragmented ideas, shuffling index cards in search of that elusive structure, struggling to get to grips with all the notes, snippets, writing fragments, images, links and of course the writing itself? Well those days are over ...
Enter Scrivener: a word processor and project management tool that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the final draft. Outline and structure your ideas, take notes, view research alongside your writing and compose the constituent pieces of your text in isolation or in context.
Scrivener won't tell you how to write—it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. On the left of the window, the “binder” allows you to navigate between the different parts of your manuscript, your notes, and research materials, with ease.
Break your text into pieces as small or large as you want—so you can forget wrestling with one long document. Restructuring your draft is as simple as drag and drop.
Select a single document to edit a section of your manuscript in isolation, or use “Scrivenings” mode to work on multiple sections as though they were one: Scrivener makes it easy to switch between focussing on the details and stepping back to get a wider view of your composition.
With access to a powerful underlying text engine, you can add tables, bullet points, images and mark up your text with comments and footnotes.
Format as you go using the format bar at the top of the page, or use any font you want for the writing and let Scrivener reformat your manuscript after you're done—allowing you to concentrate on the words rather than their presentation.
You should be by now and if not take a good look at the features that Scrivener offer such as the scratch pad, the korkboard, snapshots, collections, outlining ... we can go on and on and on and on ... but take a look for yourself at Literature and Latte!
Paula Wynne is the founder of Book Hub. She started Book Hub out of a need to market and promote her own fiction. As well as running Book Hub, Paula is an author with several published books.
Paula's Writers' Resource Series features the following books: Pimp My Fiction: How to Write a Novel with The Ultimate List of Creative Writing Books to Create A Plot & Build Character; A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional and 101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene.