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Publishing 101: How Books Are Published, from Author to Agent to Publisher to Reader

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Publishing 101: How Books Are Published, from Author to Agent to Publisher to Reader

Kirk McElhearn / 20 MAR 2024

The process of publishing a book is complex, and first-time authors can benefit from knowing the many steps involved, and how long it can take.

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Five Books to Help Understand Story Structure

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Five Books to Help Understand Story Structure

Kirk McElhearn / 13 MAR 2024

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, your novel needs to have a structure. Here are five books that can help you understand story structure and write a coherent novel.

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 36: Todd Henry,  Productivity and Creativity Author

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 36: Todd Henry, Productivity and Creativity Author

Kirk McElhearn / 6 MAR 2024

Todd Henry writes books helping people improve their productivity, creativity, and teamwork. He calls himself "an arms dealer for the creative revolution."

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Do You Write Longhand? Store Handwritten Notes and Texts in Scrivener Projects

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Do You Write Longhand? Store Handwritten Notes and Texts in Scrivener Projects

Kirk McElhearn / 28 FEB 2024

If you write longhand, you can use analog notes and texts to build your digital Scrivener projects.

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How to Create a Scrivener Project to Use As Your Second Brain

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How to Create a Scrivener Project to Use As Your Second Brain

Kirk McElhearn / 21 FEB 2024

You can create a Scrivener project to use a second brain, a repository of information that you can search easily.

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Two Ways of Creating a Timeline for Your Scrivener Project

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Two Ways of Creating a Timeline for Your Scrivener Project

Kirk McElhearn / 14 FEB 2024

Two features built into Scrivener let you create and view timelines in different ways.

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 35: George Stevens Jr., Movie Producer and Director

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Write Now with Scrivener, Episode no. 35: George Stevens Jr., Movie Producer and Director

Kirk McElhearn / 7 FEB 2024

George Stevens Jr. has been a movie producer and director for decades, and has written a memoir about his life in Hollywood.

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How to Add Custom Metadata to the Scrivener Inspector

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How to Add Custom Metadata to the Scrivener Inspector

Kirk McElhearn / 31 JAN 2024

Custom metadata displays additional information about the elements of your Scrivener project in the Inspector.

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How Reading Scripts and Screenplays Can Help Authors Write Better Dialogue

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How Reading Scripts and Screenplays Can Help Authors Write Better Dialogue

Kirk McElhearn / 24 JAN 2024

Fiction authors can learn how to write effective dialogue by reading scripts and screenplays.

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