Writing a novel with Scrivener - David Hewson's new ebook

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Sun May 08, 2011 9:59 am Post

Well I'm a dead newcomer to all this Franz. I'm sure others can do it a lot better than I can. Thanks for the sale!

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Sun May 08, 2011 5:45 pm Post

[quote="bodsham"]For anyone thinking of going down the epub route here are my reasons for not being on iBooks.[/quote]

Apple has not been as enterprising as Amazon in the epub market.
If you want to read a Kindle book on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac lap/desk top,
Just install the Kindle for Mac app on those devices.
You may access the same library and archive on all of them.

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Sun May 08, 2011 8:04 pm Post

Absolutely agree. I gather sales for individual authors through iBooks are low too. Amazon are winning that battle. Wish there was more competion myself...

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Mon May 09, 2011 9:42 pm Post

I am loving this book - er-- ebook. Thank you, David! I'm 57% of the way through. GRIN.

I''m pretty familiar with the original Scriv, but I haven't had much opportunity to explore Scriv 2.0, so this is a welcome introduction. But what I've found even more helpful is the built-in scalpel factor - as a novelist, your counsel to use what's useful and resist the rest is invaluable for me. I am easily led down the rabbit hole, and there is no carrot quite so tempting as the plethora of bells and whistles Keith has created for us. It's far too easy to get lost in experimentation and play when the full screen mode with no additions would be serving my original intentions (I.e. get that story out of my head and onto the screen) so much more effectively.

Of course, the guide itself is a fair distraction, but an entirely useful one.

Many thanks again. Excellent piece.
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Tue May 10, 2011 5:19 am Post

You're welcome. Glad it's useful. I wasn't trying to do an alternative version of the already=excellent manual. More to show how I work with it on my novels. Focus is essential it seems to me because Scrivener is an incredibly powerful tool. It's important to work out the parts you want and ignre the rest.

Scrivener 2.0 is a huge step forward from the original version. I'm still learning.

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Tue May 10, 2011 5:33 am Post

[quote="Mollys Mum"]But what I've found even more helpful is the built-in scalpel factor[/quote]

Eeek.

...

Zoe! You're back!

Yay!

Dave

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Tue May 10, 2011 10:35 am Post

Thanks, Dave. :-) I'm scrabbling back, slowly, with Keith and now David's unwitting help. I'll take this below when my fingers & grey matter loosen up a bit. And when Vic gets my martini down off the top shelf and dusts it off.

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Tue May 10, 2011 11:02 am Post

Sorry Kitten, I was miles away (metaphorically obviously).
Here get this down y' neck
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Tue May 10, 2011 11:06 am Post

Not HERE, Vic! This is a respectable thread and it's still early a.m. here. Keith, take this below for us, will you, love?
(Sorry, David.)

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Tue May 10, 2011 11:29 am Post

[quote="Mollys Mum"]This is a respectable thread[/quote]
Y 'wot!!?
Y'ever read Hewson's stuff? Gratuitous violence 'n' gynasticated fornication, cover to cover.
Top of the Vatican's Index Librorum Prohibitorum!
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Tue May 10, 2011 11:33 am Post

Doesn't take long for the off-topickers to rear their ugly heads...does it? tch!tch!

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Tue May 10, 2011 11:36 am Post

I was amazed it didn't happen earlier!

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Tue May 10, 2011 11:46 am Post

Sigh. :-\

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Tue May 10, 2011 1:55 pm Post

David,

Got mine yesterday — a very few dollars very well spent. Well written, concise, and a great companion to the user's guide. Novel or not, if you're doing any kind of creative writing with Scrivener, this is a terrific resource.

Thank you, David!


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Tue May 10, 2011 2:08 pm Post

Thanks Sean. Been an interesting little project. I'd like to write something much longer and broader on writing some day. That came in at 24,000 words and I think said all I needed to say for that particular purpose with Scrivener.