How I structure novels in Scrivener

Posted on Sat 19 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Scrivener, structures, Ulysses, Weaver of Dreams • 3 min read

After reading Matt Gemmell's post on structuring his novel Changer in Ulysses, I take up his open offer to describe how I organise my novel in Scrivener.


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Ulysses succumbs

Posted on Fri 11 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Ulysses, Scrivener, subscriptions • 3 min read

Two months after my anti-subscription rant, popular writing tool, Ulysses adopts the same model across macOS and iOS.


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Day one - Weaver Marathon

Posted on Tue 01 August 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, Scrivener, Nanowrimo • 3 min read

I kick off my 31-day marathon to finish Weaver of Dreams and commit to journal my progress.


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A lot of love for a little mini

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, iOS, Scrivener, Android, Nexus, Hardware • 5 min read

I contemplate the end of the iPad mini and what that means for me as someone who uses it for both consumption and writing.


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Visualising POV with Scrivener and Numbers

Posted on Sun 12 March 2017 in Tutorials • Tagged with Scrivener, Numbers, POV, fiction, spreadsheets, writing • 4 min read

I show you how to visual POV frequency in your novel using Scrivener and a basic spreadsheet.


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Using Collections for Scrivener Word Counts

Posted on Fri 11 November 2016 in Tutorials • Tagged with scrivener, nanowrimo, tips, productivity • 2 min read

I show you how to use collections and metadata tags to get your Nanowrimo word count in a Scrivener Project


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Mobile Writing

Posted on Wed 02 November 2016 in Articles • Tagged with productivity, mobile, gear, scrivener, nanowrimo • 3 min read

I wax technological about portable writing setups past and present.


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Separating Concerns

Posted on Sun 25 September 2016 in Articles • Tagged with scrivener, worldbuilding, OneNote, wiki • 4 min read

On Thursday (15th) I tweeted the question asking whether your story's world building source files should be stored in Scrivener or outside of it. By source files, I mean our character sheets, location descriptions and the other myriad of information writers collect and draft as part of the discovery and …


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Coming home

Posted on Thu 15 September 2016 in Articles • Tagged with MacBook Air, Linux, Acer C270, Scrivener, iPad • 3 min read

Two years ago I gave away my MacBook Air to my wife and bought an Acer C720 with the intention of switching away from OS X to Linux. I did so because of performance problems I was experiencing with OS X. I was using Linux for work (I still do …


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What Scrivener on iOS means to me

Posted on Sat 16 July 2016 in Articles • Tagged with writing, iPad, Scrivener, MacBook Air, iOS, Linux • 6 min read

Tl;Dr: it's about convenience and getting the job done!

It feels like my (creative) life's been on hold and oddly that's spilled over into other avenues: notably my choice of computer platform. Lately, I've been writing more and that writing's been in Scrivener again. Currently that means I have …


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