I’ve been using Scrivener for several years, and I’d hate to have to write a book without it.
As this page says, Literature and Latte – Scrivener:
“Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. On the left of the window, the ‘binder’ allows you to navigate between the different parts of your manuscript, your notes, and research materials, with ease. Break your text into pieces as small or large as you want – so you can forget wrestling with one long document. Restructuring your draft is as simple as drag and drop. Select a single document to edit a section of your manuscript in isolation, or use â€˜Scriveningsâ€™ mode to work on multiple sections as though they were one: Scrivener makes it easy to switch between focussing on the details and stepping back to get a wider view of your composition.”
Scrivener simply gets all the organization out of the way, so you can focus on writing.
Big tip: it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you first start working with the program. Just use the features you need, in the beginning. As you become more familiar with the program, you can explore.
Writers who are new to Scrivener often worry about getting their work out of the program. It’s easy. You can easily export to Word, and other formats. You can even compile your book in several different ebook formats, and the conversions work perfectly.
The program’s a marvel; I’d be lost without it. If you’ve heard about the program and are wondering whether it’s as good as everyone saysâ€¦ the answer is yes, it is.
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