Managing a book project with Ulysses III

My mentions here of the OS X writing app Ulysses III continue to generate a lot of hits. And a few questions too such as… ‘How would you do in Ulysses what you do in Scrivener?’ Simple answer to that one: you wouldn’t. If you want what...

Quick Scrivener tip: going back and forth

One of the things I love about Scrivener is the fine attention to detail. The app never goes the way of the obvious unless it makes sense. It’s put together in a fashion that understands the way writers — at least this one — thinks. Let me give you a...

Managing revisions in Scrivener

Here are two wonderful little tricks for making sure you make the most of that all-important revision process. The first is to put a status mark on each document in your book. There are presets for the status feature you’ll find in the Inspector. But you can add...

My five top Scrivener tips

I’ve been weighed down with other matters (that thing called ‘work’) of late and not posted much here. Now I’ve finally managed to catch up with stats and links and all the stuff that tells you what people are looking for. The answer’s...

Does Scrivener for Windows cut it?

Interesting bunch of people at the Waterstones Piccadilly Christmas party last night. A couple had bought my little ebook on Scrivener. One who’d been following the blog asked, ‘Now you’re on Windows will Scrivener there be as good as the Mac?’...