Saturday, February 5, 2011

How I love you, Scrivener

Why I Love Scrivener, Reason #578

My work-in-progress has multiple points-of-view (point-of-views?).

It's getting complicated to ensure that they flow correctly along the timeline of the story.

In Scrivener, I can make "collections" - inserting each POV into a separate folder.

Then I can see how that POV reads on its own, without the others.

(Does that make sense?)


Mike said...

Outstanding organization. My students and I adore the behind the scenes look into your writing process and I appreciate having such authentic examples for lessons.

Thank you!

Barbara O'Connor said...

That's good to know, Mike. Thanks for telling me!

Martie said...

What a great use for Collections, Barbara.

I'm 'Hooked on Scrivener'

Uma Krishnaswami said...

Nice, Barbara. I've never used the Collections function, so this is great. I'm working on a multiple POV novel draft too, and will definitely check it out now. I find the research folder invaluable, and I love that everything I need for a project, including image and sound files, can be saved within a single piece of software.

Lisa Yee said...

Oh man, I use and love Scrivener, but I have never achieved such color and organizational loveliness. Guess I'm going to have to read the directions.