After seventeen years of writing, I recently started using a new tool called Scivener. It boosts that it can organize your creativity, something I can always use! And as a writer, I've found that the more organized I am, the faster I can write. But it still took me a while to jump in and try out the program, because to be honest, I'm pretty set in how I do things.
What made me decide to buy the program was the fact that after going through the tutorial video, I found that it worked very much the way my mind worked. I've used an excel spread sheet for years to organize my chapters, characters, and word count. Sciverner takes this to a new level and has helped me keep everything together in one place instead of using word and excel and having to flip through folder after folder. This is something I really like.
I still have a lot to learn though about the program. For now, I like the fact that I can easily move chapters around. I like that I can have folders of my characters with photos at a click of a button. And I really like that my research notes are more easily accessible. In fact, everything is right there at my fingertips which saves time and really does keep me more organized.
I know, though, that there is still many things about the program I still need to discover. If you use Scrivner, I'd love to know what you like about the program. What do you like the best about it? Any gems you've discovered that you'd like to share?
If you don't know about the program--or maybe you've heard about it and haven't tried it yet--do you have any questions?
If you want to learn more about it you can visit their website. You can also get a free trial to see if you like it.
Would love to hear what you think!
BIO: Lisa Harris is a two-time Christy Award finalist (Blood Ransom and Dangerous Passage) and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has sold over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over ten years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women’s group, and runs a non-profit organization, The ECHO Project www.theechoproject.org, that works alongside their church-planting ministry.
When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. To find out more about her books you can visit www.lisaharriswrites.com.