Writing a book? The top 5 reasons why Scrivener is my favorite writing software

http://www.karen-prince.com/ A quick overview of Scrivener writing software highlighting its operating speed, easy access to reference material while writing…
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An overview on the free cloud based writing software Yarny created for NaNoWriMo. Check out Yarny at http://www.getyarny.com!
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28 Comments so far

  1. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Great, Vardhan. Hope you are inspired to write a book now if you aren’t already. Sorry about the low sound. . .I had intended this as a quick ‘how to’ for my mates. Did not realize loads of people wound be interested, or I would have been a little more professional. Eeep.! That was a first draft. Hope no horrid errors.

  2. Vardhan Joshi on May 25th, 2013

    *writing

  3. Vardhan Joshi on May 25th, 2013

    A very nice video. Covered some good points… Got me interested in what you were waiting too (I paused the video to read!)

    The volume was a bit low though.

  4. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Eeek. It doesn’t sound so good when you say it like that. No creepiness intended!

  5. kaizervonmaanen on May 25th, 2013

    a large peeled womango was rammed into her open mouth!

  6. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Hi, Rachel. I am not entirely sure what you are asking. I use ScreenFlow screenwriting software, which was expensive but fabulous. I use Scrivener in the same way as you use Microsoft Word. You can download Scrivener for a free 30 day trial if you want to see if it works for you.

  7. racheltheawesome13 on May 25th, 2013

    I was looking for some screenwriting software that will format your work for you and was going to check this out, but before I buy it, do you know if the interface for screenwriting with this is good?

  8. bobbiewatercolors on May 25th, 2013

    I was ready to give up until your video. You should make the videos instead of Mr. Scrivener. Thank you. I am going to give it a try.

  9. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    That’s great, Delora. Don’t forget to look at all the wonderful videos in the help menu right there in Scrivener, and I am glad to add to your arsenal of writing tricks.

  10. Delora Dennis on May 25th, 2013

    I’m bookmarking your video so I can continue to refer to it. I’ve been using Scrivener for about six months, but haven’t availed myself of all the great functions you pointed out. Thanks so much for making this video.

  11. James Seaford on May 25th, 2013

    well done Kate and thank you. I was ready to put it in trash.

  12. Rui Guerreiro on May 25th, 2013

    Really nice. Thank you!

  13. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Alain! Best of luck with the novel. I had Scrivener right from the get go and it made life so much easier. Constantly hearing my writing buddies complain about delays with the people who format their novels for ereaders, but inside Scrivener you can do your own!!

  14. purplegenie on May 25th, 2013

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together!

  15. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Welcome!! Hope you convert to Scrivener and happy writing

  16. paulrjacob on May 25th, 2013

    Excellent and well-taught tut. Thanks Princess.

  17. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Joss, I always have a ready to go version on my desktop which I adjust the moment I hear of an error. You know how you can go in on Amazon and change your ebook’s price or categories? well you can take down the manuscript in the same way and replace it with a newer version. Even with reviews added. Also when your next book comes out you take the first book down, add links at the back to take readers to places where they can buy the second book, and then put it up again. I did it all in an hour.

  18. Joss Landry on May 25th, 2013

    How would you go into the kindle version of your book and make a corrrection. Would you need to upload a new version?

  19. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Welcome, Tamara. Happy writing!

  20. Tamara MacDonald on May 25th, 2013

    Thanks so much for the information!

  21. Karen Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Yay! Max. It is so great to know that people are actually being helped by my efforts.

  22. Max van Balgooy on May 25th, 2013

    Thanks for the detailed explanation, Karen. I’ve been using Scrivener for the last year but there are so many features and it’s not always clear how to use them effectively. Your video helped explain many of them (especially the use of the corkboard for plotting at 8:15, the creation of a working synopsis, and using the split screen to compare two versions of the same chapter).

  23. Michael Prince on May 25th, 2013

    Seems like the only way to do it, thanks very much for the guide! :)

  24. hobnobs1550 on May 25th, 2013

    Yes, This looks like the perfect software for me. I’m not writing a novel, but I can see that it would be very useful even for school projects. Thank you for a very clear and concise overview.

  25. Sinta Maria on May 25th, 2013

    Hello there! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about online coaching called Novelonax Academy (google it), but I’m not sure if it is really good. Have you thought about Novelonax Academy? I have heard some amazing things about it and my mate finally learn how to write novel easily, but she refuses to tell me: (

  26. Sheilah Large on May 25th, 2013

    Hi! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice many people keep on talking about online coaching called Novelonax Academy (do a search on google), but I’m not sure if it is good. Have you thought about Novelonax Academy? I have heard many great things about it and my friend finally learn how to write novel easily, but she refuses to tell me :(

  27. muskndusk on May 25th, 2013

    It would be nice if there was a downloadable version; being connected to the internet while writing is too distracting.

  28. r3sain3z on May 25th, 2013

    Thanks RiverHawthorn! You’ve cemented my decision to use Yarny this year! 

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