scrivener course recomendation

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Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:34 pm Post

Do you recommend anyone course online?

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Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:46 am Post

Personally, I don't. Best to dive in and write!

There's plenty of resources at hand

1. Walk through Scrivener's official tutorial
2. Watch the videos
3. Read the manual
4. Ask questions in the Forum as needed -> we're a friendly bunch :)
5. There's also some good How-to books as well.
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Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:49 pm Post

If you find a good free online course, I'd say it can't hurt to give it a look. But there are a number of paid courses/trainings out there that I would steer clear of. Mainly because they're not going to give you any additional information that you can't pick up from thoroughly working through the tutorial, giving the manual a read, and asking any questions on this -- completely free -- forum.

The benefit of online courses is that they show you how best to figure out the things that you would most likely be able to figure out on your own simply by using the program and working through its settings using trial and error. They've done the trial and error and know what does what, so that you don't have to learn why something does what it does, you just know that it does it. Personally, I think the best learning comes from working with something and figuring it out, rather than having someone tell me how to work with it.

Your results may vary, though.

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Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:44 pm Post

I bought an e-book which actually helped me. I like books. :)
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Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:53 pm Post

I got through 50% of David Lee Martin's Udemy course called LEARN SCRIVENER - A Quick & Easy Guide and found it to be worth every penny. He demonstrates all the robust capabilities, including back up to Drop box on closing. Don't ask why I think this is a grand tool. You can scan the subjects of each video and select the one you need.
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Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:46 am Post

I liked "Writing a Novel with Scrivener" by David Hewson very much.

If you are looking for a German book, I recommend my own "Scrivener: Romane, Sach- und Drehbücher professionell schreiben" :D

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Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:35 am Post

I love Karen Prince's work: freebies and paid. She's a great person to boot. Here's her URL: http://www.karen-prince.com/

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:52 pm Post

I know it has been a while but I think it is worth resurrecting this thread, as UDEMY is currently having a sale with many courses (including Scrivener courses and writing courses) available for USD$10 / AUD $15

see: https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?q ... =scrivener

This offer is evidently available until August 31 2017.

KathPoole, above, stated she was happy with David Lee Martin's Udemy course called LEARN SCRIVENER - A Quick & Easy Guide.

I have enjoyed youtube tutorial by Karen Prince and her course - Scrivener | Full Course on How to Write a Book in Scrivener - looks pretty good also.

Both are rated 4.7/5, both are on sale for the price noted above.

I'm just tossing up between the two... I think I prefer karen's narration so will probably go with hers.

Cheers all

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Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:24 am Post

Well, I have just finished the course by Karen Price (Scrivener | Full Course on How to Write a Book in Scrivener), and I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone new to scrivener. I had been getting a bit frustrated with scrivener but now I have a much better understanding of it and a renewed confidence allowing me to get back into the writing...

The udemy AUD$15 sale ($USD10 I believe) is still on for the next few days if anyone is interested.

Cheers

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Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:56 pm Post

I'm about to dive in and learn Scrivener, but wondered whether one of the online courses would help speed the process?

Are there any courses/resources you'd recommend? Or any that you would recommend avoiding?

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Fri May 15, 2020 7:10 pm Post

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to Scrivener and am struggling with the manual and online tutorials. I find that critical steps are often skipped. For example, some tutorials kept saying to click "draft." I could not find draft for days. Finally, I found a video in which someone explained that you have to rename a folder to "draft." Not very helpful and very frustrating for days.

Is there someone out there who teaches this stuff live? By phone or in person or something? Pouring through endless tutorials and text to arrive at no answer after a week is getting tedious. I'm sure someone who is familiar with the program could walk me through everything I want to know in less than half an hour.

Is such a service available?

Thank you,

Mickey

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Fri May 15, 2020 9:40 pm Post

TSHGM wrote:Hi Everyone,

I'm new to Scrivener and am struggling with the manual and online tutorials. I find that critical steps are often skipped. For example, some tutorials kept saying to click "draft." I could not find draft for days. Finally, I found a video in which someone explained that you have to rename a folder to "draft." Not very helpful and very frustrating for days.

Is there someone out there who teaches this stuff live? By phone or in person or something? Pouring through endless tutorials and text to arrive at no answer after a week is getting tedious. I'm sure someone who is familiar with the program could walk me through everything I want to know in less than half an hour.

Is such a service available?

Thank you,

Mickey


If you haven't done it yet, in Scrivener try Help -> Interactive Tutorial
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Fri May 15, 2020 10:22 pm Post

Hi Krastev,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I tried those. It's one of the sources that mislead me for days on the non-existent "draft" folder. I'm hoping to find some guidance on effective outlining tools and strategies. Course, video, phone call, anything short and sweet.

Thanks,

Mickey

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Fri May 15, 2020 10:31 pm Post

Scrivener projects come with three fundamental folders, Draft, Research and Trash.They can be renamed but not deleted. In some of the available Project Templates, like "Novel" for instance, Draft is named ?Manuscript", that's all … it's the same thing as the Draft folder you're concerned about. You don't need to create a separate folder called "Draft".

Hope that helps.

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Fri May 15, 2020 10:35 pm Post

Thanks Mark. Yes, in a few days I did learn that. I'm just going to start. Not worth hunting around for something I don't know even exists.