Master all the Major Features of Your Scrivener 3 Writing Software to write eBooks and Paperback books
Do you want to know how to use Scrivener 3 to make your writing life that much easier? Well Scrivener is not nearly as hard to learn as you have been lead to believe. I highly recommend binge watching the first section so that you have a good understanding of what Scrivener is capable of.
The ESSENTIALS 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. This may be all you ever need to know.
Once your project is underway you can go on to investigate some really cool Scrivener features in the EXPLORING FURTHER section of this course.
These are not advanced or in any way more difficult to learn than the basics; just optional. You can watch all the videos and decide if you want to use them, or browse through the curriculum and choose features that will be helpful in your own writing.
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 3 for Mac. This course is for Scrivener 3 for Mac. As the software changed considerably when it updated from Scrivener 2.8 these instructions are not compatible with older versions of Scrivener.
Here's what an earlier reviewer has to say:
Karen has done it again! Both thorough and comprehensive, this updated course on learning the ins and outs of Scrivener's latest iteration, version 3, will give you everything you need to get up and running with Scrivener.
And that's not all. There's even a section titled "Exploring Further" with loads of additional customizations and tricks for how to make the most out of your experience writing with Scrivener.
I highly recommend this course if you're new to Scrivener 3 or if you're familiar with it but want to learn even more about it and how it works. The compiling videos alone are worth the price since they're notorious for being the most misunderstood feature of the software. ~ Eric Beaty (Also a Scrivener instructor)
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.