How to Use Scrivener to Organise and Write a Novel | Ask Me Anything on Writing Ep 002
Welcome to the second Ask Me Anything on Writing Episode. From this episode onwards, I’ve made a few changes to this show. The most significant being, I will only answer one question per episode to keep the AMA show short and to the point. I’ve noticed that a lot of the content on this channel tends to run on the longer side, so I want this to be a little different. But, due to the topic of organising and writing a story in scrivener, this video will be a lot longer.
- What you can expect from the new Ask Me Anything on Writing Series.
- This week’s question about scrivener and organising a story.
- There’s no right or wrong way to use a writing tool like Scrivener.
- How my writing process has evolved over the years.
- Two things you need to know about how I write and use Scrivener.
- Tips for people who like to write by the seat of their pants.
- Two helpful definitions for people who do not wish to outline.
- What is a scene in a novel?
- A useful definition about writing your first draft in chapters.
- Creating that page-turning effect.
- How I use Evernote to flesh out my story idea.
- Why and How I use Excel to outline my books.
- Editing my outline before I start writing the first draft.
- Importing the information from Evernote and Excel into Scrivener.
- My Scrivener file at the editorial feedback stage.
- Organising the story details in Scrivener.
- Organising my story outline in Scrivener.
- Research notes in Scrivener.
- Character profiles and why I create a profile for every character.
- A different outlining organisational technique (great for story structure).
- Writing the first draft in Scrivener.
- When and How I divide my story into chapters.
- Three things to consider when splitting your novel into chapters.
- Manage the many versions of my story within Scrivener.
- Why I keep my deleted scenes and how I organise this in Scrivener.
- Revising a story in Scrivener and organising revision notes.
- Working with an editor and making changes to the manuscript in Scrivener.
- A quick summary of the tutorial.
- Considering the genre of your novel as you break the story up into chapters.
For a list of timestamps for the above, bulleted-list then check out the pinned comment in the comments section under the YouTube Video.
As always, I have an important question for you. Did you love this episode on how I use scrivener to organise and write a novel? Let me know by sharing in the comments section below, a tip you leaned from the video.
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