Master all the Major Features of Your Scrivener Writing Software to write eBooks and Paperback books
(This course covers both Windows and Mac versions of Scrivener prior to Scrivener 3.)
Do you want to know how to use Scrivener to fulfill your writing dreams? Well Scrivener is not nearly as hard to learn as you have been lead to believe. I highly recommend binge watching the first four hours so that you have a good understanding of what Scrivener is capable of.
The first section will take you on a complete walkthrough of how Scrivener works with plenty of real examples, a thorough explanation of the regions of the user interface and arrows pointing directly at the buttons mentioned in the transcript making it easy to find them.
Once you know the basics you can go back, dig in to the Scrivener features that suit your writing style best and start creating your awesome content. If you forget how to use a Scrivener feature you can pop back and watch its clearly labeled lecture again.
Once your project is underway you can go on to investigate some really cool Scrivener features that you don't necessarily need — but are fun to use — like customizing your work spaces, importing from mind map software or backing up and storing your projects to Dropbox in the cloud.
Here's what an early reviewer had to say:
Melinda Kraft — "I learned several new things that are already helping me to make my project better organized and efficient and has given me some ideas on how I can be more creative in the process. I've watched a lot of online training videos, and Karen's is among the best. She clearly illustrates the differences between Windows and Mac versions. And where she elects to save information for later in the course, or leave it out altogether, she tells you why. Highly recommended!"
What Will You Learn?
- How to open a project and customize your Scrivener workspaces.
- Toggle between Scrivener’s normal Text Editing Mode, Cork Board Mode and Outlining Mode and how to use each of them as well as how to use Scrivener’s distraction free Full Screen Mode.
- Split your Scrivener screen to have two documents or two versions of the same document open at once.
- Manage your files and folders, whether you are starting from scratch in Scrivener or want to import your content from another writing application pre-sorted into chapters or sections.
- Make use of Scrivener’s editing tools like collections and snapshots (which takes a snap shot of the current state of a document so that you can revert to it if you don’t like your subsequent edits).
- Compile your work for export to your agent, as a paperback or as an eBook right inside your Scrivener software.
- How to download some tools so that you can preview your content before you send it out.
- Customize your visual preferences for the Scrivener user interface as well as the cork board feature
- Import directly into Scrivener from a mind map application
- Keep track of tasks via the comments, notes and annotations features in the Scrivener inspector pane
- Back up and sync your Scrivener projects to Dropbox and work directly from Dropbox if you want to switch between computers
- Students need to have downloaded Scrivener writing software either on Windows or Mac.
Frequently Asked Questions
I started my career as an interior designer but have always had a passion for books. In 2013 I wrote one, but like most authors did not have any connections in the publishing world so I decided to format it myself and publish it on Amazon. It was even a bestseller for a very short time.
During the writing and publishing process I was surprised to find how many of my author friends were being held back by not knowing how to get the best out of their writing software and not knowing how to self publish their books so I transitioned into writing books about writing software and teaching people how to self publish.
I had to learn Screenflow to make marketing videos for my books but soon discovered that it is much easier to explain software in a video than it is in a book so I switched to making video courses instead. 6 courses on Udemy so far and 3 are bestsellers.
So my mission statement is to inspire as many people as possible to embrace all the amazing technology we have access to these days that makes publishing easier than ever, and get them to write and publish their own stories and create their own video courses about what they know.