I have just started using Scrivener as my word processing software.
I love it.
I was looking for Software to convert my writing into an Ebook…
I found it when I started to search for software that could format my work into an Ebook available for Kindle and E Readers. A couple of blogs recommended Scrivener for the formatting process – but what was really interesting is that Scrivener was recommend for drafting, planning your book, storing research and character outlines, saving images and setting writing goals – writing editing proofing and formatting. It does everything.
I have used it for far more than just converting my writing into an Ebook.
Below I have included a couple of the features of Scrivener –
To give you an idea of how it looks and what it can do.
Characters & Casting
Collect all your character profiles in one place.
Using images of real people, you can go through the process of casting your characters and keeping the images with your character’s profiles.
I love using old actors for Casting my Characters as there are lots of pictures of them through every stage of their lives.
Also – actors tend to have lots more photos of themselves in various moods, situations and styles.
Setting & Locations
Locations settings have always been difficult for me, as my novels tend to spand quite a lot of time and in doing so my locations age and change and develop.
Scrivener has a whole location setting to help you with mood boards, images, notes and consistency while writing.
Here is a board that I made for a location I had been struggling to image. It is a cottage in the forest, that has not been touched or fixed or restored for a long time.
FORMATTING; Your writing to Ebook –
There are a load of ready made templates in Scrivener including a PhD thesis paper, Short Story formatting and Ebooks. These templates make it so easy to format and publish everything you write in Scrivener.
There are heaps of tutorials Online about how to format your ebook using Scrivener – Even this one…
5 minute Video Tutorial from the makers of Scrivener – Literature & Lattes.