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How to Write a Novel: Basic Story Elements

Writing and Organizing your Story Elements The first step in writing is thinking about the basics--your story elements. You'll want to get comfortable asking yourself questions that will help you develop these elements that result in the spine of your...

How to Write a Novel

How to Write a Novel So, you want to write a novel, huh? That's a noble desire. But as Stephen King put it in his novel, On Writing, "you must not come lightly to the blank page." Have you thought through what writing a novel really means—what it...

Scrivener’s Linguistic Focus

Scrivener 3's Linguistic Focus One of the best new features in the updated Scrivener 3 is the new functionality called linguistic focus. This is one of those features you didn't know you needed until you had it. It reminds me a little bit of the Sony...

The Story Grid Scrivener Template

Story Grid If you're a writer, you might have heard of The Story Grid. I originally discovered this book and its author, Shawn Coyne, via a wonderful podcast that I've been listening to for over a year now. I've been so impressed by Shawn Coyne and what...

Scrivener 3 Review

Scrivener 3 is Finally Here As of today, Scrivener 3 officially available for download on Mac OS. Let's be clear, this major upgrade is more than a mere fresh coat of paint on an old classic.  Of course, you still get all the main features that the popular...

How to Import and Use a Scrivener Template

One the features Scrivener is most known for is its templates, and while Scrivener comes with several templates pre-loaded, perhaps you want to create a custom one yourself, or use one you have downloaded. Either way, they can save you a lot of time,...

Spell Check Your Entire Scrivener Project

Using Scrivener to Check Your Spelling and Grammar If you have your head screwed on straight in this impatient world we live in, you'll want to polish your writing before making it available for all to see. You'll be glad to know that Scrivener comes equipped to catch...

Scrivener for iOS Dark Mode

Scrivener for iOS—Major Update The iOS version of Scrivener got its first major update (1.1), and its a welcome one. There are quite a few new features and enhancements, but the one we're going to focus on today is the new Dark Mode. Activating Dark Mode is a breeze....

Fixing Scrivener’s Backward Quotation Marks

Funky Quotation Marks are No Bueno Imagine slaving and toiling for hours, days, or even weeks in a manuscript before you realize that your writing is fraught with backward quotation marks! What would you do? Surely there has to be a better way, rather than going one...

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