Scrivener software is the writing program most used by professional writers of all kinds to help them structure and write – or erase – their drafts, and then revise, edit polish and even format and publish book-length projects and scripts. It’s designed to work in the innumerable different ways in which real writers work, whether they are academics, novelists, journalists or non-fiction authors. But because of that flexibility, it’s also big and complex. Many writers know it could help them, but feel daunted or impatient at getting to grips with it, while others use some of its features, but know they’re not exploiting it to the full.
Emma is not a techno geek, but she is a working writer who has used Scrivener for Windows for many years. In this practical, interactive tutorial, she will help you understand the core principles of how Scrivener works, and then support you through a series of exercises as you try your hand at it, and begin to get a feel for how to make it work for your own, individual writing process. There will be plenty of time to share experience and ask questions.
Scrivener is available for Windows, Mac and iOS from Literature and Latte, and the differences between the versions are minor. If you don’t already own Scrivener, to take part in the tutorial you will need to download in advance L&L’s free, fully-featured 30-day (non-consecutive) trial version.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing:
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.
This is a live session, but we understand that writers live busy lives and you may be away or something may crop up unexpectedly. For many of our sessions, there is the possibility of receiving a recording if you email us in advance explaining the situation.
Please note that the recordings aren’t professionally edited and may not be passed on under any circumstances. Copyright remains with the tutor.