Scrivener Superpowers

How to Use Cutting-Edge Software to Energize Your Creative Writing Practice

About the Book

I didn’t always use Scrivener.

Like many of you, I struggled with Microsoft Word and Google Docs and dozens of trendy “minimalist” writing programs. I stressed about the disorganization, the unreliability, the scattered folders of half-filled text files that piled up on my hard drive.

It’s a good thing I wasn’t publishing back then because turning those files into books would have been a nightmare.

A short time later, I discovered Scrivener, and it helped me see a better way to write.

The Ultimate Writer’s Workspace

Imagine a quiet room. In the room is a long table with all your writing implements such as notebooks, index cards, post-it notes, a dozen pens and markers in different colors, and a corkboard on the wall. Maybe it has a nice view out the window, or maybe it’s a library with a fireplace. In your mind, it’s the perfect writer’s workspace, arranged precisely to your liking—at least until a strong breeze blows in through an open window and scatters your papers.

Scrivener is all of that in a digital format. It’s the ultimate writer’s workspace, which you can arrange according to your own needs and process. It’s completely customizable, extremely powerful, and it always stays exactly how you left it.

A Guided Tour of Scrivener and Its Abilities

After a short overview of the many advantages of the program, Scrivener Superpowers dives into several interviews with successful authors. Don’t take my word for it. Hear from other writers how Scrivener changed their lives and workflows.

In the Scrivener tutorial, I walk writers of all skill levels through how to write a story in Scrivener, from concept to completion. I’ll show you how to structure your book correctly from the get-go, how to create reusable character and setting sketches, and how to storyboard. I’ll share my own process for writing and finishing drafts, for revising those drafts, and for staying organized. Finally, I’ll introduce you to the Compile interface and show you how to turn your story into a publishable ebook.

Plus, I include a free download of my very own novel template, and access to additional resources.

Are you ready to learn Scrivener, the writer’s superpower?

About the Author

Matt Herron - portrait photoMatthew Gilbert (MG) Herron writes nonfiction about the intersection of technology and creativity. He also writes science fiction thrillers. His first novel, The Auriga Project, was published in 2015.

Matt has earned his bread as a river guide, pita roller, and digital project manager. These days, he makes a living as a content strategist consulting with tech startups and creative agencies across the United States.

When he’s not bending words to his will, Matt organizes Indie Publishing Austin, a local Meetup for writers and authors. He also likes to climb mountains, throw a frisbee for his Boxer mutt, Elsa, and travel to expand his mind.

He graduated from McMaster University in 2009 with a Bachelor of the Arts in English Literature. Now he lives in Austin, TX.

Twitter: @mgherron