Scrivener, q10 and Word, oh my!


One of the winner's goodies recently for Nanowrimo is a 50% off coupon for Scrivener, so I figured, hey, it's only twenty bucks and picked myself up a copy. I've been playing with it all week, trying to get to know it and the best ways to use it. (I even googled "how I use Scrivener" for ideas on that score. I got some good tips, won't deny it.)

I'm not in love with it yet. I can see why people are and I can see how to use a lot of the tools and features, but it hasn't quite won me over as a composition tool yet. The scene-based approach is counter-intuitive to the way I write, at least for rough drafts. I like to write straight through, and then go back in subsequent drafts and reorder scenes and conversations as necessary. I spent some time last night getting the rough draft of my June Nanowrimo project divided up by scenes, but since most of what I'm planning to do next is rewriting the beginning…well, I don't know.

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