If you’ve ever written a presentation, dissertation, or any other kind of long document, then you know that it’s not an easy task. That goes for any long piece of writing including books, novels, or long articles. Well, we’ve found a tool to streamline the process and help you get organized instead of drowning in the endless sea of “where do I start?” Scrivener is a writing and software app that gives you every tool you’ll need to craft a piece of literature. Starting with the first draft all the way to the finished product.
Unlike traditional word processor software, Scrivener was designed to help create long manuscripts. Users can outline and structure ideas, take notes, view research alongside the text they’re writing, and compose each part of the writing in separated portions. By isolating and completing individual sections on at a time, the task as a whole is more manageable. And at any time, you can easily switch to an overall view to see how it’s coming along. This tool that allows you to switch from a detailed view to a wider view at any point has proven particularly successful amongst writers. And then there’s the binder feature to the left – this tool gives you the ability to navigate to different parts of the manuscript, notes, and research materials. You may know this, but as a writer, research is one of the most important tools in your bag. But short of another monitor or a split-screen tool you have to constantly switch between your research materials and your writing – which can feel disjointed. Scrivener solves that. You’ll also have the ability to create a synopsis for each document on a virtual index card and then stack and shuffle the cards in the corkboard until you find the perfect sequence.
Now, let’s say you’re a screenwriter and don’t write manuscripts. Well, Scrivener has a full scriptwriting mode with import and export capabilities for the final draft. By combining everything into a software and app, they take everything off paper which, needless to say, is good for the environment. With the app and software on your tablet, phone, and computer you can truly write anywhere. And with easy sync between the devices you’ll never have to worry about losing your place or work.
Scrivener is available for iOS, Mac and Windows for as little as $19.99 for the app and $45 for the software. Head to the App Store or literatureandlatte.com today to download it.
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