I know it’s a day late, but I hope everyone had a truly Happy Christmas! Mine was pretty darn good; I didn’t get a chance to get home to spend it with my family, but I spent it with my boyfriend’s family, which is practically my family now, too. As much as I love the holidays, it’s definitely a crazy, topsy-turvy time, and I find a certain satisfaction in things getting back to their normal rhythm after so long of bouncing from one thing to the other and nothing seeming to go on schedule. I like things to go regularly and comfortably unsurprisingly most of the time (and hopefully that means posting on this blog more regularly, too!).
One of the gifts I received from my boyfriend was a copy of Scrivener, writing software du jour, which was pretty damn cool of him. I’ve heard a little bit about the program bandied around amongst my fellow authors and never looked into it much because I wasn’t sure if it was a good fit for me. After reading through the tutorial, though, I can see how it would be pretty useful once I hit the editing stages of my novels, but it’s inundated with so many features that I started to wonder if I would ever really be able to use it to its greatest potential.
So, fellow Scriveners out there, what’s your favorite feature of Scrivener? What do you find absolutely indispensable? What do you find a little annoying and not so helpful? What helpful tips would you share to a fledgling writer taking her first steps in?
Last but not least, in case you missed it, I’m happy to announce that the debut volume of World Unknown Review is now available! Only 99 centers on Kindle and around 8 bucks on CreateSpace. Come discover some great new authors with this all-new anthology of diverse and lovely stories.