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Thank you for the excellent and extraordinary work you’ve done on Scrivener; anyone can write a sodding book but it takes cojones to produce a writer’s toolbench like this. Having played with it for a couple of weeks, it's now up and running in anger. My workflow is now complete. Scrivener has done something unforgiveable: removed my last excuse for idling.
I’m convinced that without Scrivener, I wouldn’t have been able to complete my book in time for my deadline. I needed to organize and transcribe nearly 100 interviews while working on Buttonless, and Scrivener is designed beautifully to accommodate such a daunting task. Sifting through and formatting hundreds of thousands of words is unbelievably easy, and the program runs surprisingly smoothly even on my now-aging Mac.
I know books were written before Scrivener, but I’m not sure how. And I certainly don’t care to find out. This program made it possible for me to think, compose, edit, and effectively use research, all while protecting the good people of Brooklyn from thrown laptops. Scrivener is the Bruce Lee of word processors.
Quickly, the program became indispensible in writing Murder in the High Himalaya. I was able to drag and drop chapters, access research with the click of a button and cut material effortlessly. All this enabled me to focus on the narrative at hand which I believe made me so much more creative and industrious and, Murder in the High Himalaya, the best book it could be.
Scrivener offers me exactly what I could have required if the software’s developers had consulted me. It fits into my chaos and my procrastination, my misdirections and my way to zig-zag from one topic to another.
Scrivener helped me do everything a writer needs to do, and particularly a writer in a hurry: Gather up shards of facts and ideas. Fit them together into sentences and paragraphs, building sections and chapters. Tear down what you've built and try them another way. Annotate. Rewrite.