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Get your Scrivener

At long last Scrivener for Windows is available for pre-order! And if you pre-order they’re taking 10% off.

Any one who’s seen my posts on G+ or the NaNoWriMo forums knows that I LOVE Scrivener.

Last October I downloaded the NaNo special beta and this year I’ve been patiently  updating the beta version and heading over to the Literature and Latte forums ready to report a bug; which someone else had inevitably found ahead of me. Kudos to all the betas who found things so quickly.

I think I’ve finally tried out all the capabilities of the program – but don’t quote me on that. I’ve  dumped links into my research file as well as images and documents, endlessly re-organized items in the binder and  then moved chunks over to another Scrivener file,and even generated character names by culture or meaning. So nice!

So thank you Literature and Latte. I’ve placed my order and received my serial number. November 7 can’t come soon enough for me.

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Research and Scrivener for Windows Beta

I started using the Scrivener for Windows Beta last November for NaNo but really wasn’t doing anything much more exciting than basic writing and the occasional character sketch.

Fast forward six months and I’m getting a little more adventurous. Now as I’ve already admitted my weakness for research in a previous post (To the Stacks!) I’ll have to add my weakness for bookmarking sites and keeping them horribly organized.

Enter Scrivener and the utter joy at being able to import a site directly into my work file. Now I have everything available even when I can’t get to the internet. (Which happens quite frequently when the girls are at dance classes for hours on end!)

Just use Ctrl-Alt-W and you’ll get this nice box:

Note that you can’t be in the Story and do this. But go anywhere else in your binder and import as you wish. The possibilities boggle my mind. Pictures of authentic Bavarian garb in my character folder, lists of different types of dragons in research… Sorry, my mind wanders.

Thank you Scrivener for helping to organize my research addiction. For now I’m happily importing, writing, and waiting for the next update.

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