This blog post was written in Scrivener.
I think you’re all well-aware of my Scrivener addiction by now. I’ve posted reviews of both the mac version and the iOS app, and a YouTube series devoted to the topic is in the works. But today, I’d like to talk about a very specific use for the program—and one often overlooked.
Scrivener for Blogging
I used Word files to organize my blog posts for a long time. Why? I have no idea. I thought about using Scrivener, but I didn’t want to take the time to switch my files over and start a new system.
Don’t be like me.
Switch to Scrivener now. Even if you don’t transfer your old stuff into the program, make the switch and worry about that later. Organizing my posts in Scrivener is so much easier. I can keep track of everything, and all my posts and ideas are easily accessible in the binder. I never have to worry about sifting through folders full of random files. Plus, it’s reliable. If Word crashes one more time…
Instead of telling you all the reasons Scrivener is amazing—fan girl status—I’m going to give you a look at how I use the program to organize my blog posts. Keep in mind this is in no way the only system you could use. One of the great things about Scrivener is its flexibility. You can adjust to fit your personal needs.
2016 is gone (like a freight train, gone like yesterday). Kiss it goodbye. It’s never coming back. We’re left with only memories and accomplishments. Hopefully the regrets are few, and there are more checks in the plus column than the minus.
Whether this year was the time of your life or a horror movie that seemed like it would never end, it’s over. And now it’s time to turn our attention to the future. Once your hangover wears off—just have some water and Tylenol—it’s time to sit down and decide what kind of year 2017 is going to be.
I've been on YouTube for a couple months now. I never imagined I would have this much fun and meet so many amazing people. Seriously, if you're not hanging out on YouTube, take a moment and check out the AuthorTube community. This playlist of AuthorTube Newbie Tag videos is a great place to start. It's so easy to get to know people when you can see their faces and hear their voices, and these people are definitely worth getting to know.
Below, you'll find some of my most popular posts. I hope you enjoy them, and definitely let me know anything you'd like to see in the future! Your wish is my command.
What does that mean for writers?
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119 years ago, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote the editor of the Sun, asking whether Santa is real. Most of us have read Francis Pharcellus Church’s response, still printed in newspapers across the country every December. We recognize his familiar words, “No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.” (full article)
But is Santa reserved only for children? Does growing up mean sacrificing our imagination, our sense of wonder, our believe in fantastic dreams? Does adulthood bar us from that place where we are in control of our reality, where the so often repeated line, “You can be anything you want,” still rings true?
Expletives can tell a reader a lot about a character and a story. Use them wisely, and they can strengthen the overall depth and impact of your tale. Use them poorly, and they can turn off readers more quickly than improper semicolon-use. Here are three things to remember when dealing with expletives.
Should you hire a professional editor right away?
NaNoWriMo is over! As you bask in the glow of your victory and December frost, you’re probably asking yourself what’s next. You’ve cranked out 50k words, and you are buzzing with the excitement of success and productivity. Now you’re ready for the next step. You’re ready to hire an editor.
Whoa, hold your metaphorical horses.
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