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Procrastinate in Scrivener

Scrivener is fun.

As you might already know,  I love Scrivener. If you have not tried that awesome word processing program, go do the free trial now.

It truly changed the way I work by just making things easier to organize and more accessible. Scrivener’s best feature by far  is the ability to keep all your documents in one place. In Scrivener, you can organize things in folders and access them all in your project file so that you never have to open another window or program. You can even split the screen and work on two (or more) documents at the same time.

I use the Comic Book  Antony Johnston template and just tweak it a bit . Besides my actual story , I have a folder for Characters, Setting, Scenes (where i write single scenes that may or may not  make it into the main story) Research (that’s where I dump all my notes, ideas, outlines, it’s a freakin’ mess and I love it), and a final folder for old Drafts where I put my old drafts so that I can pull them back up and refer to them if needed.

The folders I use in Scrivener. They all open up and can be populated with sub folders and all types of docs.
The Folders I use in Scrivener. They all open and can be populated with sub folders and all types of docs.

This week, I learned about  a couple new fun functions I hadn’t used before and procrastinated a bit in Scrivener, just playing around really.

  1. Icons: I got a bit crazy with that one. In fact, I imported so many new icons at once that my selection screen was filled with it, making it impossible to access the icon management options. For a sec there, it  looked like I had broken scrivener. Thanks to automatic backup, I just went back to the previous version and learned that I should import only the icons I need, one at a time. I found some cool icons here.
Break down your story with ICONS into digestible chunks.

2. Name Generator: I am so glad I won’t have to go look for baby names on the internet anymore. The name Generator is awesome. I would have never come up with a great name such as  Laurelynn Toure (don’t steal that, go make your own!).

For more Scrivener awesome tips, go check this out.

Have fun scrivener -ing!