Yesterday I fired up Scrivener for the first time. I read all the way through the tutorial, then uploaded a novella (32K) into it, and started to mess around with the program.
Now, to preface things here, I’ll say that I’m pretty good with figuring out what computer programs do, figuring out work-arounds, and getting them to do what I want. Most programs don’t present a challenge for me. Therefore, whatever I say here may not apply to you.
After loading in my novella, I broke it up into Parts and Scenes, added a few items to the ‘Research’ area, and created an outline on the program’s Corkboard (a very handy feature for someone who quickly tires of writing index cards.) All of that was simple after reading the tutorials. And when I got through that, I already had a good idea when the program would be useful for me.
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