Book Review: Writing a Novel with Scrivener by David Hewson
I have been using Scrivener for Windows for nearly a year now. I first heard of the beta program through David Hewson’s blog and joined straight away to discover the best ever tool for writing. Up until a few days ago, I thought I had a fairly good grasp of how the basics worked – well, enough to have completed the first draft of my novel anyway.
However, a few days ago I bought and read David Hewson’s Writing a Novel with Scrivener and discovered that I didn’t really know much at all. So I took some time out from the second draft to implement some of David’s suggestions, and in a matter of days I fundamentally changed the way I work with Scrivener and, in effect, the way I plan, write and edit.
I restructured the Manuscript Binder, created some Collections and added various Keywords, and now I can’t believe how logically easier my work flow has become. It has enabled me to look at the novel in a totally different light.
Writing a Novel with Scrivener contains all sorts of valuable advice to help not only the newbie or inexperienced Scrivener user, but also the aspiring novelist and even the self-publisher on Kindle – and it’s all based on Hewson’s vast and practical experience of trialling different technologies to simplify his writing life.
So if you’re thinking of using Scrivener, have been using it, or are looking for a writing tool to optimise your writing techniques – then Writing a Novel with Scrivener by David Hewson is an absolute must-read and worth every penny for the tips alone.
David Hewson’s website: http://www.davidhewson.com/
and blog http://www.davidhewson.com/blog/
Scrivener Website: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
Scrivener Free Trial Download: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/trial.php
Posted on February 11, 2012, in Book Reviews, Reference, Writer's Toolkit, Writing and tagged Books, David Hewson, Reviews, Scrivener, Writing, Writing a Novel with Scrivener. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.