Tag: Scrivener

Using Collections for Scrivener Word Counts

 ⚬ Tutorials  ⚬  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

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  3 min read

I wax technological about portable writing setups past and present.

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Separating Concerns

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  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

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  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

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  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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Looking back at Scrivener and OS X

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  6 min read

I finished NanoWriMo yesterday with a wordcount a pip over 50,050 words. It feels good; quite a chunk of my planned re-write is now drafted and I'm probably only a month away from finishing the first draft.

For reasons I'm not entirely sure about, I decided to go back …

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Synching and Version Management

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Ahead of my next post, where I plan on writing about my first two world-building tools, I thought it was appropriate to briefly write about ways of managing versions or synchronising content across computers.

One major advantage of storing your data as plain text and folders, is that it's really …

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