Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide

Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide

4.5 2
by Jennifer Ackerman Kettell
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Far more than a word processor, Scrivener helps you organize and brainstorm even the most complex writing project, bring together your research, and write more efficiently and successfully than ever before. Long available for Mac, there’s now a Windows version, too. Thousands of writers and aspiring writers are discovering this powerful, low-cost tool. Now,

Overview

Far more than a word processor, Scrivener helps you organize and brainstorm even the most complex writing project, bring together your research, and write more efficiently and successfully than ever before. Long available for Mac, there’s now a Windows version, too. Thousands of writers and aspiring writers are discovering this powerful, low-cost tool. Now, there’s an up-to-the-minute, easy guide to the latest versions of Scrivener for both Mac and Windows: Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide .

Written by working novelist and experienced computer book author Jennifer Kettell, this guide doesn’t just present features and menus: it presents Scrivener in the context of your creative workflow, so you can make the most of this amazing software. Kettell draws on years of Scrivener experience and private tutoring to help you use Scrivener in both fiction and non-fiction projects, including screenwriting and academic writing.

This book is as authoritative as it gets. Kettell not only wrote it in Scrivener: screen captures show her work in progress, and identify powerful ways to use Scrivener to improve productivity. Her book has been tech edited by the Literature & Latte software team member who serves as main liaison for the Scrivener Windows product to ensure that the Windows version is covered as thoroughly as the Mac version.

You’ll learn how to:

· Integrate Scrivener into your own personal workflow

· Get to know Scrivener’s interface and customize it to your workstyle

· Write, organize, storyboard, plot, and edit your document

· Create custom templates to manage manuscripts, brainstorming, and research

· Use keywords and metadata to keep track of complex projects

· Track your progress and backing up your work

· Generate a completed manuscript

· Create an e-book from your manuscript

· Discover new uses for Scrivener

Throughout, Kettell clearly identifies differences between the Mac and Windows versions of Scrivener, so you’re never frustrated by searching for a feature that isn’t there. Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide is simple, clear, non-technical, and written from the viewpoint of a professional writer for other writers. It’s the Scrivener guide thousands of writers have been waiting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789751454
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Series:
Absolute Beginner's Guide Series
Pages:
506
Sales rank:
520,077
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Kettell switched from being a long-time Windows user to working on a Mac in 2006 for the primary purpose of being able to use Scrivener for her fiction writing. Since then, she’s written several tutorials, given workshops, and helped many other writers adopt Scrivener as the keystone of their writer’s toolkit. Jenn is the author of My Kindle Fire HD, and has written or contributed to more than two dozen other books. When Jenn isn’t writing about technology, she writes romantic fiction. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and recently served as president of her local chapter. Jenn has lived all over the United States, but currently resides in upstate New York. She loves to read, debate current events, and do all manner of puzzles, but she spends the better part of every day thinking of ways to torture the fictional characters who live in her head.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Katies-story More than 1 year ago
It goes into great detail about the writing software. It makes things easy to understand and easier to use Scrivener. A great reference for those who want to use the program. Keep it on hand, as you use the many options Scrivener has to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago