Scrivener For Dummies

Scrivener For Dummies

By (author) Gwen Hernandez , By (author) Ivan Pope


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No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. * Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs * Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats * Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline * Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value * Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • 28 Sep 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • 1118312473
  • 9781118312476
  • 45,980

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Gwen Hernandez conducts online training courses in Scrivener. An aspiring romance author, she has worked as a programmer, a business school instructor, and a manufacturing engineer.

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Make complicated writing projects simple and take your writing skills to the next level with Scrivener Scrivener is the first and only word processing program designed specifically for the messy, non-linear way writers really work. "Scrivener For Dummies" is the easiest way to master this powerful writing software. Written by veteran Scrivener trainer and novelist Gwen Hernandez, you'll learn to set up a new project, organize your research, track scene elements, create custom layouts, and more with this friendly Scrivener guide. "Say "hello" to Scrivener -- quickly learn your way around the Scrivener workspace and all its basic functions, features, buttons, parts, and pieces" "The perfect form -- create custom project templates tailored to your needs and style, and store them to use for future projects" "Bid adieu to pushpins, index cards, and lost ideas -- keep your writing, research, character sketches, synopses, outlines, drafts and images all in one dedicated project file" "Unlimited formatting freedom -- instantly export your work into many formats and document combinations, without affecting the original manuscript" "Bring your story to life -- view multiple scenes at once, storyboard with index cards, or view your work in outline form" "Goodbye to paper clutter and paper cuts -- track multiple versions of a manuscript with Revision mode and keep notes ready-to-hand with Quick Reference panels" Open the book and find: Tips for finding your way around Scrivener Help navigating the interface Ways to track scene elements with metadata Methods for working with split screens How to export content to EPUB Tools for compiling a manuscript for a publisher Methods for setting manuscript and document goals Tricks for structuring and organizing research "Learn to: " Structure your work with index cards and preserve earlier drafts along the way Break your text into sections and edit them separately or as a whole Keep track of all your ideas with the Collections feature Compile your work to send to a publisher or share as an e-book

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