Weekend Reading: Scrivener

We've talked a lot about Scrivener lately, specifically using it for blogging. It's a great piece of software for writers. And it's adaptable to pretty much any kind of writing project you need to take on.

My favorite part of moving to this software so far has been its organizational features. They're helping me better manage a variety of projects. I can use it to keep track of client work. I even created templates for come of my more common client projects like white papers and case studies. I use it to manage content for several of my blogs. And I use it to outline, draft, and revise book and e-book manuscripts.

This weekend, I want to feature content and resources that can help you get just as much out of this tool. And remember, if you haven't tried it yet, they offer a 30 day free trial. It's plenty of time to test some of its features and see if it's right for you. Just know that you don't need to pick up all of its features early on. Focus on the basics, and you'll learn about the more in-depth features and tools as you need them down the road.

In the meantime, you can learn more by checking out some of the resources below.

This can be complicated software to learn, so spend a bit of time playing with it before giving up. And if you'd consider yourself an old pro, why not help your fellow writers get a better handle on it? Feel free to share your own tips, tools, and resources in the comments below.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Reading: Scrivener”

  1. I purchased Blogging for Dummies by Gwen Hernandez. I’m really careful about buying things – especially things I learn about on blogs – as in the past tutorials and classes I’ve bought through blogs have been less than stellar. But, even though Blogging for Dummies is written mostly for the Mac (with Windows differences noted with for an older version for Windows) I’ve really found it a great resource. Especially when there’s something I know I can do but I’ve forgotten how.

    It’s been about a year since I last used Scrivener, I found the following youtube video surprisingly helpful – it’s not professional (Dog barking and kids! Kind of funny.)but she does a really good job of hitting the highlights and showing you how to use them.


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