Friday, May 18, 2012

Scrivener for Windows

I'm patiently waiting, if that's even possible for me, on this one! I've heard so many wonderful things from a friend who uses this Scrivener program on his Mac. So when they came out with the Windows version, I jumped on it. This program is designed to help you organize your writing. Something I've been trying to do for years. LOL So many cool options.  Check out the tutorials or even download a trial version here:

I've been playing with the program and love what I see so far, but I'm so happy that even more help is on the way. Gwen Hernandez is a fellow blogging buddy over at and an expert in my opinion on this program. I can't wait to grab a copy of her book when it comes out in September. :)

 Check it out here: Amazon

  • 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

Let's face it.  I need all the guidance I can get in all of these areas. LOL I've been using a program called Liquid Storybinder and it has some really nice features too. I guess it all boils down to what works best for you.

Do you use one of these programs or how about another you'd like to recommend? :)


William Simon said...

I've been using Scrivener for three years now, and I cannot wait for this! It's very easy to learn on your own, but I bet there are some slick tricks I don't know about!

Gwen Hernandez said...

Hey, thanks, Melissa! I can't wait for it to come out either. ;-)

William, I'm surprised how much more I've learned just from putting the book together.

Thanks for your support, and good luck with the writing!

Melissa said...

Slick tricks! LOL Yeah, I want to learn those too, Will. :)

Melissa said...

Gwen, I was so excited to hear you were doing this book! Since I know the author, I get to pretend like I'm teacher's pet. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm seriously thinking about trying a writing program like this and having a "for dummies" at my side makes it far less daunting! Thanks for sharing this information.

Melissa said...

Right there with ya, Stacey! I'll need something to help me when I get stuck, and then teach me in simple step by step form all the new cool stuff too. :)