I wrote here yesterday about Scrivener’s freeform Corkboard tool. This was something I only discovered a short while before discussing it here. I then spent the rest of the day using it — and I’m frankly over the moon with what it can do. Brilliant for off-the-cuff narrative planning.
But here’s a situation I soon encountered. What about mapping out scenes that run across two parts of the book? They don’t appear naturally this way since the Corkboard is confined to scenes within one folder.
Naturally there’s a solution. Command-Select two different container objects — things that contain documents, such as a folder or master document.
Then go to Corkboard if you’re not there already. You get this — both sets of scenes in different windows.
Drag and drop, rewrites synopses to your heart’s content. Freeform doesn’t seem to work in this particular instance. Probably just as well because it might get a bit confusing. Oh, and I said yesterday freeform works on the Windows version too. It doesn’t yet — sorry.