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Book description

In this ebook, you'll take a creative voyage with Scrivener 2, a unique and popular content-generation tool. Scrivener supports wordsmiths of all types, and it's designed especially for long-form writing projects - scripts, novels, academic works, and more.

Using Melville's Moby-Dick as his exemplar, author Kirk McElhearn walks you through using Scrivener to create and manage a writing project. You'll learn how to use Scrivener's Binder, Outliner, and Corkboard to develop characters and settings, collect and organize research materials, and arrange your scenes. Kirk even explains how to keep yourself on track by composing in Scrivener's Full Screen mode and by setting daily progress targets, all on the way to helping you produce a polished, submission-ready manuscript.

BONUS! The ebook helps inspire you with testimonials from published authors who have embraced Scrivener, including David Hewson, James Fallows, Jason Snell, Jeff Abbott, and Michael Marshall Smith. Who knows, maybe you'll be next!

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
    3. What’s New in Version 1.1
  2. Introduction
  3. Scrivener Quick Start
  4. Call Me Scrivener
    1. Understand the Scrivener Philosophy
    2. Create a New Project
    3. Discover the Scrivener Window
    4. Dive Right In!
  5. Plan Your Project
    1. Know the Key Organization Tools
    2. Record Project Notes
    3. Add Files and Other Content
  6. Write Your Masterpiece
    1. Show and Hide Interface Elements
    2. Work in Composition Mode
    3. Customize Your Writing Environment
    4. Reuse Your Favorite Format Settings with Presets
    5. Start Writing Your Manuscript
  7. Take the Helm of Your Project
    1. View Your Work Differently
    2. Reorganize the Binder
    3. View and Edit Multiple Files: Scrivenings View
    4. Use QuickReference to Peek at Files
    5. Use Annotations and Comments
    6. Add Footnotes and Endnotes
    7. Get Statistics and Set Targets
    8. Use the Inspector
  8. Share and Synchronize Your Project
    1. Move Projects to Another Computer
    2. Use Dropbox to Sync Projects
    3. Sync to Simplenote
    4. Sync to iPad Apps
  9. Revise and Edit Your Work
    1. Find and Replace Text
    2. Take Snapshots of Your Texts
    3. Work with Revisions
  10. Compile Your Work for Print and Export
    1. Print Your Work on Paper
    2. Compile Your Draft
    3. Compile for Ebook Formats
  11. What’s Next
  12. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. Author’s Acknowledgments
    4. About the Publisher
  13. Copyright and Fine Print
  14. Featured Titles