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Whether you are a planner or pantser, all writers need good tools of the trade.
Sometimes I get bogged down in trying new apps. I waste too much time learning the ins and outs of an app I hope will help, but often I’m disappointed. Not because the app doesn’t work, but because it doesn’t work for me.
So, instead of spinning your wheels, like a car stuck in a ditch, read reviews before you try a new writing app.
This app is one of my favorites. The free app is good too, but I upgraded to premium because I love the extras. The app is easy, and the learning curve short. Oh, one other thing about this app. It automatically checks my posts and emails.
This cool app works similar to Adobe Photoshop. Not as complicated as Adobe, and for a simple layered design it’s perfect. There are a lot of Youtube videos to help on the learning curve. It can be used straight off the website, not requiring a download.
I like to set goals for my writing, little ones, and big ones.
When I sit down to write, I set a word count goal. Now I don’t always reach each goal, but at least I’m shooting at a specific target.
I begin each project with a big word count goal for my manuscript. Then I set small goals every time I sit down to write. Scrivener makes both easy to do and monitor. And for those of you who are doing the NaNoWriMo next month, these tips might come in real handy.
Below is another short tutorial to show you how I set these word count goals. Also, I took a minute to answer your questions about different templates found in Scrivener.
Just like the GPS app on your phone or in your car!
I don’t know about you but I’m lost now without my GPS. That app has saved me more times than I can count. As a directionally challenged person, I depend on it to go anywhere. And just like my car’s GPS, Scrivener’s Inspectorhelps me stay the course.
So what is “The Inspector?”
The InspectorPaneis a cool gadget in Scrivener sort of like a tip-sheet. With it, you can add the synopsis, bits of information, pictures, and notes that will keep your story moving in the right direction.
But in this video, I show you my favorite feature called “The Custom Meta-Data.” The custom meta-datasectionreminds you where you are, where you want the characters to end up, and what’s happening in each chapter or scene.
Open a chapter or page and with one glance at the Inspector,you can see the day, time, location and goals of your characters.
I hope this next Scrivener video, gives you a little insight in how to use the Custom Meta-Data inside the Inspectorfeature. Let me know if it helped.
Want to dig a little deeper into what The Inspector Pane has to offer?