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How to Write a Book With Key Scrivener Tips and Tricks

How to Write a Book With Scrivener Tips and Tricks

Scrivener is one of the many writing tools I recommend in my Tools of the Trade section. We’ve learned about how and why you should put together an email list, how to market your works through RSS feeds and how you don’t need inspiration to write well, but what about the actual writing process? The Scrivener for Dummies book is a wonderful place to start, but I also wanted to share some unique Scrivener tips to help you along the way.

I can’t express how easy Scrivener is to use, especially when learning how to write a book. Even when I need to get rid of distractions and use a more minimal word processor, I still always copy and paste back into Scrivener because its compiling and formatting features are the best in the business. And that’s the thing; no writer is the same, and I can’t expect everyone to constantly use Scrivener, because I don’t use it for every step in my creative process. However, I notice that authors and bloggers and writers of all sorts start to use the software more frequently when they learn how to actually use it the way it’s meant to be used.
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Immutable Marketing Laws for Writers

Immutable Marketing Laws for Writers

I watched a video with Tim Ferriss the other day, in an attempt to find some quality sourcing advice for a new product I'm entertaining in my head. Tim Ferriss wrote the Four Hour Work Week, along with several other books. He's an excellent … [Continue reading]

The Best Writers are Actors at Heart

Best Writers are Actors

Jon Favreau recently stated in an interview that he didn't have to learn much about cooking for his film Chef because he loves cooking in real life. However, for the Iron Man movies he needed to read books filled with technical jargon for guns and … [Continue reading]

An Experienced Editor Shows How to Avoid Common Editing Notes

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Photo Credit: Sebastien Wiertz Guest Post Note: Shayla is an editor and writer for Curiouser Editing. She publishes a grammar magazine each month entitled Curiouser Magazine. You can keep up with her grammar tips, funny pictures, and book reviews … [Continue reading]

What Comcast Taught Me About Distractions

What Comcast Taught Me About Distractions

Distractions. Distractions. Distractions. The World Cup is a big one for me right now. It's usually a combination of Facebook and a TBS marathon. I don't include books as distractions, because those help improve my writing. The horror of true … [Continue reading]

Why Literally Losing My Friends Helped Me Grow

losing my friends helped me grow

Some of you may know that I used to live with four other roommates--apparently trying to extend my college years. We all recently moved out because two of them got jobs in San Diego, another in Denver and another up and got married. This left me in … [Continue reading]

The Glory of Word Count Combat

word count combat

I chatted with a long time friend a few weekends ago, and he told me of his experience bouncing around from set to set out in Los Angeles as a Production Assistant. His dream is to become a screenwriter, but in the meantime he's been making contacts … [Continue reading]

91 Things I’ve Learned About Writing For Money

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Over my years of writing for tech companies and running my own writing blog, I have learned quite a few valuable lessons. So what better way to share these lessons than by sharing them with you? Take a look at the list of things I have learned … [Continue reading]

How Zombies Can Get You To Write Every Day

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A zombie smile makes me smile. The yellow teeth and red blood glistening off the undead's neck gives me a sense of purpose in my writing. I don't write about zombies (maybe one day I will) but I can't get enough of zombie flicks and books. The most … [Continue reading]

Snapchat For Writers: Your Work In Every Reader’s Pocket

snapchat for writers

Photo Credit: Ryan Nagelmann - Flickr Creative Commons For months I criticized my friends for using Snapchat. I never understood the point of not saving your photos. I enjoyed the idea of showing funny pictures to friends at a later occasion. I … [Continue reading]