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I’ve read that the best writing is transparent. Scrivener is like that. It gets out of the way and lets me work on my manuscript the way I need to work on it. I’m much more productive with Scrivener than I have been with any other software.
There was a point about one month into my first using Scrivener when I realized just how much it had changed how I worked, how much easier the task had become, and I just started crying in relief. I could write without Scrivener, yes, but I’d never choose to do so.
Just wanted to say that Scrivener is so awesome! I’m a self-published author and formatting can be an absolute nightmare when it comes to putting your book online. Scrivener simplified the whole process and now I don’t have to spend hours trying to format things "just right".
Is it indecent to love Scrivener so much? I used to write with a cobbled together system of scraps of paper, multiple Word docs, and a cork bulletin board. Ever since I've started using Scrivener life has gotten easier. I spend less time organizing and more time actually writing. Thank you!
Sticky notes, manila folders, and 3X5 cards — Rest in Peace. The geniuses at Literature & Latte have created a writing software package that is immensely powerful and extremely affordable. As soon as I downloaded Scrivener, I watched the Tutorial and found myself drooling. Once I started using Scrivener on my next novel, I found myself wondering how I ever wrote a book without Scrivener.
Then I found Scrivener. There’s only a modest learning curve to get started. And the software serves all the core needs of writers. As an outliner, Scrivener organizes your book. It’s easy to track events and descriptions. You will never again lose time flipping between pages to confirm whether a character has blue eyes or brown.
Then I saw the full screen mode — gasp! Just words. No formatting concerns. No changing ribbons (first dynasty) or worrying about fonts and indents (second dynasty). I’ve arrived at the third dynasty — where I can integrate notes, images, “folder” scenes and chapters I’m not sure about, and seamlessly re-arrange things. Thank you Scrivener, for opening a whole new world to my writing.
Scrivener is the ideal software solution for fiction writing! Thanks for creating this wonderful and effective way of helping me structure my writing process, it has made a real difference to me and has really put the fun back into writing! The editing features allow you to tailor the program to your writing needs, be they short fiction, poetry collections or long 300+ page novels.
I have published 12 novels in 25 countries. Tried Scrivener before, couldn’t quite make it work for me, tried it again as I started a new book, now it’s working great and I love it. Thanks for making such brilliant software.
When I sent my work to agents, I knew the book looked professional. I never had to add headers or title pages — Scrivener took care of all that for me. And now that I’ve decided to self-publish, Scrivener has proven it’s more invaluable than I would have thought possible.
I love the orderliness and the simplicity of having every single prior draft, research and notes just a quick click away. I love how easy it is to scroll through the entire document, and I don't know how anyone can write a novel without that beautiful "document notes" section right there like a scratchpad!