Literature & Latte

NaNo Tips for Writing with Scrivener

When writing your book this month, it is widely considered acceptable to write as much as you can, even if the quality of what you write may not be what you would consider “up to snuff” for the story you are writing. Since the daily word count is the main goal of the project for most people, this is okay. However, if you are also working toward the goal of producing something worthy of publishing—or at the very least, something you can be proud of—you might wish to somehow mark passages of text that you do not feel happy with, without completely deleting them or excluding them from the total counted work. There are a few ways of doing this in Scrivener.

Scrivener 2.3 and the Mac App Store – Why the Delay?

UPDATE: Scrivener 2.3.1 is now available on the Mac App Store. We resolved the issues mentioned below and our icon designer worked overtime to get the new, larger icon ready, and Apple hurried 2.3.1 through the review process within a few hours of submitting the updated version. Fingers crossed our App Store users won’t have […]

Scrivener for iOS: An Update (There’s a Long Road Ahead Yet)

Given that we’re receiving emails, tweets and forum postings daily asking when the iPad and iPhone versions of Scrivener will be released, I thought it only polite to give everyone a quick update on where things stand. (For those of you who prefer brevity, the content of this post can be summarised thus: Not for […]

The Mac Monochrome Trend – A Plea For Keeping Things Colourful

On Twitter today, someone posted some mock-up screenshots of their ideas for improving Scrivener’s interface: http://dribbble.com/joostvanderree/projects/42516-Scrivener-UI-concept (In his own words: “Based on the Scrivener. It’s an app with great functionality for storytellers. UI could be improved in my opinion. This is my approach.”) Everyone has their own opinion about this or that UI, because visual […]

iBooks Author and Scrivener for Mac

Just a few quick notes on iBooks Author, as understandably we’re already receiving questions about the best way of going from Scrivener to Apple’s new e-book publishing tool. To answer the most obvious question first, I’m afraid it won’t be possible to provide a direct export to iBooks Author, as the .iba format is proprietary […]

Scrivener for iPad and iPhone in Development

We’ve been dropping hints for a while, but can finally make an official announcement: Scrivener for iOS is now in development. I’ve said all along that I wouldn’t develop an iOS version myself, any more than I would have tried to code the Windows version myself – with such a small team, I think it’s […]

Scrivener 1.0 for Windows now available

At long last, it’s here - Scrivener 1.0 for Windows is now available for download and purchase. Please see the product page here: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php?platform=win Scrivener for Windows costs a mere $40 ($35 for students and educators) – slightly less than the Mac version simply because it still has a little catching up to do, given that […]

Scrivener for Windows: Release Pushed Back One Week; Available for Pre-Order Today

One of my favourite Douglas Adams quotes is this: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Well, we’re hearing a bit of a whooshing sound ourselves today. We have been telling people that today, 31st October, would be the official release date of Scrivener for Windows, but – […]

Taking Control of Scrivener – New e-Books and an Online Course

One of the main issues with supporting a deep program such as Scrivener is providing enough help and tutorial materials. Although it’s relatively straightforward to pick up and start using Scrivener, it can be used in many different ways, and while our tutorial and Help manual are thorough, we’re aware it would be really useful […]

Scrivener 2.0.5 Now Available on the Mac App Store

Scrivener is now live on the Mac App Store! A big thank you to those who have been wanting to buy Scrivener from the App Store and who have waited eagerly to do so – we really appreciate it. And kudos to whoever the reviewer at Apple was, too, as he or she gave us […]