Literature & Latte

Case Studies

Using Scrivener to Manage Serial Novels: with Monica McCarty
With series writing becoming ever more popular, particularly in genre fiction, writers are looking for a way to manage the research and notes overarching several novels. Often, writers will be required to produce multiple novels within a twelve month period. Without good organisation, tracking details relating to settings, themes and characters that reoccur across several hundred thousand words can be extremely time consuming and frustrating, particularly when tight publishing deadlines are involved.
Taming Chaos: an interview with Neil Cross
Designed to be extremely adaptable, Scrivener has a range of tools that can be utilised or ignored to suit the way different writers work. Thus, while some may prefer to meticulously plot and plan their draft in the outliner before even the first sentence takes shape, Scrivener can be equally useful as an organisational tool for those who write first and order their output after.
Planning and Researching: an interview with Michael Marshall Smith
Whether you are looking for an entirely new working environment, or simply something to supplement your existing creative process, Scrivener can be of assistance. Some writers have spent years using a particular word processing program and find that for writing they prefer sticking to what they know. But even here, Scrivener can be an invaluable tool at the planning and organisation and editing stages, with work moving in and out of Scrivener as necessary.
Preparing Legal Documents: with David Sparks
Scrivener’s flexibility means that it can provide an extremely useful business as well as a creative tool. The ability to plan a draft, organise and track the information within it is vital to creating a coherent business document. Within the legal field, members of the profession must prepare reports drawing together information taken from a large number of disparate references. These are as diverse as online journals, previous case reports and client interviews. Once complete, their content and organisation will be subjected to intense scrutiny, both from their peers and a jury, meaning that the coherence of the argument behind them is key to their creator’s success.