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Writers: You need this. 365 Creative: January 14

January 14, 2012

If you’re a writer you need Scrivener.  (Click the photos below to see them more clearly.)


No, I’m not being paid to say this. I’m saying it because it’s true. I used Word for ages. Years, really (and before Word, Word Perfect!). And it was always basically reliable, perfectly vanilla, did what I needed which wasn’t much aside from collect my words and organize them all pretty in 12 pt. Times New Roman.

But then my fabulous friend Lizzie Foley, who has one very Remarkable book coming out in April, told me about Scrivener. I checked it out, downloaded the trial, and was absolutely blown away.

Finally! A word processing program for ADD creatives like moi who have files upon files upon files in duplicate and quadruplicate on all manner of hard drive and CD and DVD….finally! A way to organize years of verbiage into not a bazillion but a manageable handful of files!

Scrivener is THE WAY to organize your book, your essays, your recipes…whatever. With it I can make one file, and then within that file make chapters and character sketches and all sorts of notes. There’s even a kickass corkboard view to look over all your virtual Post-Its.

Yes. It really is that cool. And yes. I’m saying this all for free (in fact, I paid [the 45 bucks it cost to download the full version of Scrivener] for the privilege of saying this).

You really have to check it out, and it appears that it’s not just for Mac anymore!

Have fun, and be creative!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2012 9:55 am

    I’ve heard other people say they think this is the best tool for a writer. I’ll try and check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • ana june permalink
      January 14, 2012 10:30 am

      If you do, I’d love to know what you think. Thanks for stopping by, Pete!

  2. January 14, 2012 12:32 pm

    This looks amazing; if you do have an affiliate link, I’d be happy to click it!

  3. January 14, 2012 1:48 pm

    Thanks, Ana and Lizzie. I will check this out.

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