I need toYup, it’s Scrivener alright; I’d be lost without it. Been using it for about eight years now.
Whenever you need me, Kerry.I need to
bleed you drypick your brains sometime about Scrivener, @Phyrebrat. I’ve just moved over to a MacBook from a Windows laptop, and I’m planning to get Scrivener for Mac at some stage. I used it a fair bit on the old laptop, but I gather it’s a whole different animal on a Mac. Not yet, because I need to save up for it, or do NANOWRIMO again to get it half price (if they’re still running that offer), so you’ve a bit of breathing space to set up a new identity and find a safe house Just warning you that I’ll be after you for advice at some point...
Then I probably shouldn't tell you that I'm 37,779 words into the sequel to Knife Edge, which I began writing at the end of May, only I don't have the fancy charts and graphics that @Phyrebrat uses, since I'm still struggling to get to grips with Scrivener!It scares me so much!
That’s grand! It’s the graphics that scare me....
I just use what I want from Scrivener. I don't go into the deep process of metatags and what not. I think people forget that Scrivener is designed not just for novel writers, but for academic writers, bloggers, shorts, technical manuals and reference, screenplay and poetry. Therefore there's likely a lot of features that you would never use but see evidence of in the menus or on-screen.Just that screenshot is useful to see how you utilise Scrivener.
I don't really do much, Kerry. When I start a new project I'll just select the "novel" template and start writing in the first text box (I think of it as a page or scene). If I start a new POV, I'll open a new text page and begin that character's POV. If I'm writing in more than one POV, I give them their own colour which is a simple case of right clicks and what not. That's why the layout in the screen above is all different colours. As a synaesthetic, I find it easier if I colour the POV names to the colour I 'see' them thus in the above example: Eunice = lilac, Henrietta = forest green and Crawford = black; that's the colour I see them in my head so it makes sense to colour them that way for easy reference.don't have the fancy charts and graphics that @Phyrebrat uses, since I'm still struggling to get to grips with Scrivener!