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Scrivener was essential in helping me organize the copious amounts of information I’d gathered about the nonsense going on in Washington. It made the process of writing a book about political malfeasance and partisan machinations much, much easier.
...whenever I’m asked by other writers what advice I’d give them when embarking on book projects, I tell them to explore Scrivener. The difference between having hundreds of files, all with different scraps of information, to having one "master" file where I could keep all of my research and writing is enormous.
Scrivener’s ability to allow working on a book in small pieces, as well as getting a sense of how those connect together into a whole, and then fluidly move between detail and big picture, is invaluable. After using Scrivener, you realize how inadequate conventional word processors are for actual book writing.
Finally, I found Scrivener, and I’ve been in love with it since it was a beta. It’s now a full-throttle, high-performance beauty, with features that make writing, organizing, rewriting, combining, rearranging, dividing, tracking, editing, annotating, and footnoting easy, intuitive, and yes even fun. I could not recommend Scrivener more highly.
I only wish Scrivener existed then so she (my mother) could have shared her stories with the world. Like her, I have the same writing bug and tried a few times to figure out how to use Word to self-publish, investing in expensive programs that did not live up to their promises.
The application doesn't require you to think like the guy who wrote the software, or require a lot of your attention to work flawlessly. It lets you be yourself. The developer is amazingly attentive and responsive, too. And it costs a fraction of what its competitors charge.
Those of us who write know that a book grows and develops in a way that is nonlinear. Ideas pop and text needs to be sectioned and a corkboard is an absolute requirement. It is all here - and more. Want some great advice? Buy this program, spend some time with it and see how it helps you to be a better writer. After that? Kiss Word goodbye and enjoy the freedom and the functionality and the ride that only Scrivener can give you.
I use Scrivener every day — for blogging, for creating huge reports at the day job, and for keeping my personal creative projects, including the next novel, organized and in order. It’s a wonderful bit of work — one of the very few programs that have, as they say, “changed my life.”
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Like Lincoln's writings, Scrivener itself is based on structure. Nothing makes writing easier than a sound structural framework. Writing the book was a pleasure. Doing it within Scrivener made it easy. As one discovery led to another, Scrivener easily adapted and responded to the needs of the authors. It is hard to imagine doing this project without Scrivener.
You should know you saved me with this software. I’m getting organized, finally. In no time I figured out the Scrivener system and started plugging in my data. Now, I’m able to work on my research and find my notes and couldn’t be more pleased.
Right from the beginning I was really impressed by the possibilities and functions Scrivener offers. Creating a book’s or blogpost’s structure is bliss and filling chapters with content is easy. I also use the corkboard a lot to drag and drop chapters, pictures and content around.
It’s hard to describe the experience of discovering Scrivener. Suffice it to say that I wish I could e-mail it to myself five years ago and get back all the hours of my youth I wasted NOT using it. In short: it’s a relief to finally find a piece of software constructed with the ingenuity and elegance writers strive for in their own work.
I'm thrilled! I "accidentally" stumbled upon your application on the chance that someone came up with what I’ve been dreaming of being able to use since I got my first book published a few years ago. Already, Scrivener's proving to be an absolute dream app for an author like me.
Its ability to organize sections and revert back to a previous version saved me many times as I was working my way through revisions and edits. Its ease of use works well for the creative brain, and it seems as if the developers have thought of everything the writer might need.
I loaded the program and started using it, putting it through the blind-user gauntlet, encouraging the app to fail. It did not. It performed like a well-trained guide dog, obeying my commands without a glitch. In truth, it behaved more nobly than Microsoft Word and Apple’s Pages.