Category Archives: Scrivener

Yesterday was a great day, let’s keep it going!

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Yesterday was a great day, let’s keep it going! Only 24 hours left ūüėÄ to nominate my book Cracked Daisy. You do not need an Amazon Account, you only need to sign in with an email and create a pasword. Thank you, thank you! ūüėÄ

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NaNoWriMo Five Minute Break!

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For all your NaNoWriMO diehards that are looking for a five-minute break or eBook publishers out there that have tried to hyperlink chapters to your Table of Contents (TOC), this post is for you — and you are welcome!

When I found this this video and I could actually understand what the guy was doing I wanted to get up and and dance. I did not dance because I was in the library but you get the picture. While I was there I snapped a picture of my awesome small-town library and wanted to share it with you plus share this great YouTube video of HYPER-LINKING CHAPTERS in your eBook.

This is a great way to help give your ebook a polished look and only takes about five minutes to implement! So what are you waiting for? Go add it to your book and Happy NaNoWriMo November!!
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Researching Scrivener…Do I embrace change or stay with familiarity?

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I know it is 2014!¬† Microsoft Word may be¬†Sooo 1990’s but I know how to use that program and I don’t like change.¬†¬†Change is one reason¬†why have kept my prom dresses in a tub in my basement- In my mind I can still fit into them becasue I haven’t changed.¬† I dare you— say I have changed..¬† I didn’t think so.¬† ¬†¬†With many projects and ideas floating around in the¬†hallways of my mind like high schoolers causing destruction on Senior Prank Day, I need to get them out into the real world. ¬†There has to be an easier way to keep all my writing projects grouped together¬†– so my quest begins.¬† Or should I say began awhile ago.¬† I’ve been researching this thing called Scrivener($40) for my writing projects and even with all the reviews out there I am still on the fence.¬† I found a great video on YouTube by Johnny B. Truant that helped lay out¬† reasons to switch to Scrivener although I still can’t jump in with both feet.¬† Amazon has quite a few reviews on it as well that are helpful.¬†¬†Susan Mallette the creater of¬†the Keep WRITING¬† wrote a great piece about Scrivener that lays out what you should expect when you start using Scrivener. She also shared with me another product that I have since checked into today called Scapple ($14.99). It looks like a tangible hybrid of what goes on in a writers mind. You add your ideas to a board that you can drop and drag to Scrivener. You can read more about it at Goodreads. Even though I¬†DO have the latest version of Microsoft Word I find it lacking in many areas.¬† I hate switching back and forth for my notes on a project, I can’t really break it up unless I create a whole new document but the truth is I am comfortable with it.¬† I know it and I like to think it knows me ūüôā we spend an awful lot of time together!¬† I can’t even figure out how to group my blog¬†posts together by topic so my computer skills are lacking somewhat and I am afraid if I get Scrivener or Scapple I would botch it up because I am not tech savvy.¬†

I am still on my quest to find something easier and when I make my decsion I will post it on here. 

 

Do you have thoughts on different programs AND what do you use? 

 

 

Anyway, if you are a writer I hope this helps with which platform best suits your needs.  If you have suggestions please share!