I read an article about SCRIVENER a few years ago. Thought it sounded interesting only to find it was for MAC users only. 😦
Then, when I heard it was available for Windows, I decided to give it a go, downloaded the demo and did precisely nothing with it. I didn’t have time to read through the tutorial and it seemed too complicated for my little brain.
Then I started blogging.
For me, the best part of blogging is reading other people’s blogs. You get the end-user’s perspective on whatever you’re interested in. A few months ago I stumbled across a post about SCRIVENER and decided to look again at this intriguing programme.
So I downloaded it. Again.
If you’re not familiar with SCRIVENER then you get a free trial where you can use it for 30 days use. This is billed as the ultimate writer friendly programme. I think it might be.
I read the tutorial over a few weeks and waited until I finished the 2nd draft of my WIP. What better time to tinker with it and see what it does and how it can help me as a writer.
I spent about an hour and a half transferring my draft from WORD into the SCRIVENER project. With all 34 Chapters and 86 scenes copied over, I started to type up my character profiles, which will take longer as they are on index cards.
About half-way through the trial, I paid for the full version. It was only £30 and already it is worth it. My novel is from multiple POV and now I can view all the scenes from one character at a few clicks. This makes it a lot easier to do my next round of editing. Everything I need is in one place. I will do some more posts as I get to grips with things.
If you’re thinking of using SCRIVENER I suggest you download it and give it a go. If you do, let me know what you think.
I started my Camp NaNo experience today and I’m using SCRIVENER. Big test.