Oh my gosh I don’t mean to panic you but there’s only 3 days left! I’m so proud of all the hard work you’ve all put in this month, and thank you so much for being on this journey with me and following my posts every day!
Today’s post I should have probably done a while ago because Scrivener is AMAZING but better late than never right?
I’m sure you know but there are a ton of awesome things available to you if you ‘win’ NaNoWriMo. One of which I took advantage of a few years ago and if you haven’t already, you should too.
That is 50% off Scrivener!
Scrivener is an amazing writing tool that I would be lost without. It lets you have all of our documents in one place, with a manuscript folder, research folder, character folders and so so much more. You can mark a document as a draft, you can tag keywords in there to find things easily later. There is a corkboard function for scene planning and honestly, it’s just amazing.
What Scrivener is about
Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea: Tailor-made for long writing projects, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Write and edit scenes individually, or step back and work on a whole chapter. Or step back further and work on the entire manuscript.
See the forest or the trees: Whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, Scrivener adapts to your way of writing: work out every last detail before typing a word, or hammer out a rough draft and restructure later. Or do a bit of both. Everything you write is integrated into an easy-to-use project outline and corkboard, so working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a click away.
Research within reach: Your background material is always at hand, too, because you can import research material into your project and open it right next to your work. Write a description based on a photograph. Take notes about a PDF file or web page. Or check for consistency by referencing character notes or an earlier chapter alongside the one you’re writing.
Getting it out there: Once you’re ready to share your work with the world, compile everything into a single document for printing, self-publishing, or exporting to numerous popular formats.
Scrivener is used by best-selling novelists, self-published authors, scriptwriters… all sorts of writers. Best-selling novelist Michael Marshall Smith described it as “the biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
To find out more, visit our website: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php.
If you’re unsure, there’s a NaNoWriMo trail version you can download until December 7th, or just try the 30-day free trial! I would definitely recommend giving it a go. It’s a writer’s best friend IMO.
1 a : to heat and then cool (a material, such as steel or glass) usually for softening and making less brittle; also : to cool slowly usually in a furnace
b : to heat and then cool (double-stranded nucleic acid) in order to separate strands and induce combination at lower temperature with complementary strands
3 : to be capable of combining with complementary nucleic acid by a process of heating and cooling
Did You Know?
If you were looking for a saying to apply to the word anneal, it might be “everything old is new again.” The word was originally associated with one of the oldest technologies of humankind: fire. It derives from the Old English word onǣlan, which was formed from the Old English root āl, meaning “fire.” In its earliest known uses, anneal meant simply “to set on fire.” That sense has become obsolete, however, and nowadays anneal is associated with metalworking and glasswork as well as a much more recent technological development. As addressed in sense 3 of the definition, it has come to be used in the context of DNA research, in reference to the heating and cooling of double-stranded nucleic acid.
“Before and after the Eagles organized team activities last spring, Nelson Agholor retreated to his hometown for a series of training sessions with an old friend and mentor that would anneal his mind as much as his body.” — Mike Sielski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 Oct. 2017
“Primarily I work in brass and silver-soldered brass. The process is heating and annealingthe brass, bending it, soldering pieces together to get the general form and then slowly bending until the pieces fit.” — Andrew Watt, quoted in The Washington Post, 10 Sept. 2017
All the best my lovely writer pals! Let me know if you’ve tried Scrivener and what you thought of it below.