Here’s a deal I had to share with all the writers reading my blog…
Out:Think Group is giving away a copy of Scrivener to five lucky winners. Scrivener, in case you haven’t heard of it, is the bomb-dot-com when it comes to writing. Novels, technical works, short stories, memoirs, blogging—you name it, Scrivener can handle it. Beautifully.
Written by writers for writers, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, I’ve waxed poetic about it before here, and a little bit (down toward the bottom of the post) here. The more I use Scrivener, the more I
like love it. It organizes, helps outlining and/or storyboarding (or not!), formats manuscripts for things like e-book publishing or print books, helps you keep track of things with labels and tags, has a search feature too fantastic for one sentence, and cartwheel-inducing revision abilities. It slices! it dices!
Okay, not really, but it certainly makes slicing and dicing—er, editing—easier. I mean, how brilliant is dragging-and-dropping entire scenes? Can your fancy-schmancy text editor do that? And can it keep copies of web pages for research? Pictures? Video?
Yeah, baby, that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
Don’t believe me? Check it out right here: Scrivener at Literature and Latte.
And then dash over to Out:Think to jump in on the Scrivener Giveaway. The contest ends July 30, 07:00PM AMT, and prizes will be awarded August 04, 07:00PM AMT.
Literature and Latte also have an excellent collection of video tutorials in addition to a walk-through included with the application and an extensive forum that includes help for Scrivener and other Lit-and-Lat applications.
If that’s not enough for you, please be sure to visit these websites:
- “Scrivener: How I Use It,” by Jason M. Hough
- “Writing a novel in Scrivener,” by Charlie Stross
- “How to Write Faster and Get Organized with Scrivener,” by Gwen Hernandez at Write to Done
- “8 Ways Scrivener Will Help You Become A Proficient Writer,” by Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn